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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

Margaret T. (Harrigan) Kozlowski

February 13, 1952 - May 31, 2020

Margaret T. (Harrigan) Kozlowski died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 31, 2020. She was only 68 years of age. Margaret was born in Boston, raised in Charlestown, graduated from Charlestown High School and lived there most of her life before moving to Melrose 10 years ago. She worked for many years as a manager in the Boston Public Schools Cafeteria Program. She enjoyed music, reality TV,...
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Elaine S. (Burgess) Zirpolo

August 21, 1947 - May 30, 2020

Elaine S. (Burgess) Zirpolo, formerly of Somerville, passed away at the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick on May 30, 2020 at the age of 72. Elaine was born in Blackpool, England and came to the Amercia at the age of 22. She resided in Somerville for over 45 years and worked as a Clerk for a dry cleaning company for many years. Elaine enjoyed playing bingo and listening to the Beatles....
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Peter V. Curran

May 28, 1927 - May 25, 2020

Peter V. Curran, of Melrose, died peacefully on May 25, 2020 at the age of 92. Peter was born in Melrose on May 28, 1927 to Joseph V. and Selina (Hall) Curran. He was raised in Melrose and attended St. Mary's Catholic School, from there he went to work at Lawson's Machinery in Melrose and then entered the United States Marine Corps serving in the Pacific and in China. Peter married the late...
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Rolando Visentini

April 10, 1948 - May 19, 2020

Rolando Visentini 1948 โ€“ 2020 Rolando Visentini, age 72, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Beloved husband of 48 years to Michelina (Pastore) Visentini. Dear brother of Rolanda DiScipio, Medford, MA and Lina Visentini, Genova, Italy. Devoted father to his son, Agostino, daughter Daniela, son-in-law Alex, and adoring grandson Lorenzo. Loving uncle to many nieces and...
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Carmel Killoran

December 6, 1925 - May 19, 2020

Carmel Killoran, age 94, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on May 19th, surrounded by her loving family. Born on a farm in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada to the late William & Helen (Duke) Killoran. She emigrated to Boston in 1948 to pursue a nursing career. Carmel worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for several years before becoming a Nurse Manager of the medical department at the Boston...
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Claire L. (Elliott) Ranieri

September 7, 1932 - May 16, 2020

Claire L. (Elliott) Ranieri, of Melrose, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on May 16, 2020 at the age of 87. Claire was born in Medford, raised her family in Cambridge before moving to Stoneham and then Melrose. Claire was the loving wife of the late Felice "Phil" Ranieri. Devoted mother of Karen E. Tarmey & her husband Michael, Philip P. Ranieri, all of Melrose, Timothy J....
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Donald R. Felker

March 12, 1941 - May 16, 2020

Donald R. Felker, 79 Enjoyed spending time with his family and volunteering with the Melrose Lions Club Don Felker, 79, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Saturday May 16, 2020 while residing at The Atrium at Veronica Drive, in Danvers. Don was born to George Lewis Felker and Gladys Rosalie Goodrich in Wenatchee, Washington. He grew up on an apple orchard at the edge of Lake...
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Fortuna Loretta "Tina" (Rossino) Aliberti

November 28, 1918 - May 15, 2020

Fortuna Loretta "Tina" (Rossino) Aliberti, of Somerville, formerly of Malden, died on May 15th, 2020 at the age of 101. The daughter of Sebastian and Mary (DiFilippo) Rossino, Tina was born in Boston on November 28, 1918. Tina was the beloved wife of the late John W. Aliberti. Loving mother of the late Mary Ellen Savage and Joan M. Aliberti. Caring sister of Stella Aliberte of Florida, Thomas...
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Jean Marie (Doyle) Pandolfo

August 6, 1933 - May 15, 2020

Jean (Doyle) Pandolfo of Peabody, formerly of East Boston and Saugus passed away peacefully on May 15 at the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living. She was 86 years old. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Pandolfo with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. She was born and raised in East Boston and a long time resident of Saugus for 30 years. She loved her family, her...
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Paul A. Dotoli

November 28, 1956 - May 11, 2020

Paul Dotoli, age 63, of Malden, died suddenly on Monday, May 11, 2020 in his home after a long battle with multiple medical conditions. Paul was born on November 28, 1956 and was the son of Arlene Dotoli and the late Arthur Dotoli. Paul grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1973 before moving on to serve in the United States Army from 1974 to 1977. Paul then made his career...
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Grace C. (Morelli) Pavone

February 19, 1919 - May 10, 2020

Grace C. (Morelli) Pavone died at her home in Melrose on May 10, 2020. She was 101 years of age. Grace was born in Boston on February 19, 1919 to the late Donato & Josephine (Filippone) Morelli, was raised in Malden and attended trade school. Mrs. Pavone has been a resident of Melrose for 70 years and worked as a traffic supervisor for the City of Melrose for 25 years. Grace was a longtime...
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Courtney E. Manning

April 19, 1975 - May 8, 2020

Courtney E. Manning of Stoneham, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Winchester Hospital. She was born on April 19, 1975 in Melrose, she was the cherished daughter of Susan E. Manning and the late Robert P. Manning. Courtney was raised in Melrose where she brought joy and laughter to her close knit neighborhood from an early age. A proud 1995 graduate of Melrose High School, Courtney left a...
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Edward Richard Petrone

January 2, 1931 - May 8, 2020

Edward R. Petrone, age 89, a 60 year resident of Melrose passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020. Edward was born on January 2, 1931 in East Boston, MA. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Teresa (Mollica) Petrone. Edward grew up in Somerville, MA and graduated in 1950 from Somerville Vocational High School with a concentration in Auto Mechanics. Following High School, Edward enlisted in...
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Floyd H. Porter

May 23, 1937 - May 3, 2020

Floyd H. Porter (82) of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday May 3, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Deborah (Meredith) Porter of Chelsea; Besides his wife he leaves two children, daughter Mandy (Porter) Piscitelli and her husband Frank J. Piscitelli, III Esq. of Millbury and son Nicholas G. Porter and his partner Annette...
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Joanne (D'Amico) Diana

February 2, 1930 - May 3, 2020

Joanne (D'Amico) Diana, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill early Sunday morning, May 3rd at the age of 90. Joanne was predeceased by Guy, her loving husband of 54 years and her parents, James and Mary (Zandi) D'Amico, her brothers, Vincent and Salvatore D'Amico, and her sister, Marguerite DiBlasi. Joanne is survived by her children...
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Gertrude J. "Gert" (Doucette) Flaherty

January 17, 1925 - April 30, 2020

Gertrude Jeanette (Doucette) Flaherty originally of Melrose, MA, died on 30 April after a short illness, at 95. Gert was born prematurely at home in Melrose, MA, to the late William A. Doucette and the late Mildred G. (Velmure) Doucette, both of whose parents were originally from Nova Scotia. She graduated from Melrose High School and lettered in field hockey despite her tiny stature, barely...
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Alice E. Schmidt

July 18, 1930 - April 29, 2020

Alice was born in Malden, Massachusetts to Sally and William Libby on July 18, 1930. She passed away on 4/29/2020 while residing at Bear Mountain Skilled Nursing Facility in Andover, Massachusetts. She was 89 years old. She grew up in Everett, Massachusetts. Alice attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School in 1948. She had one brother William Libby who is deceased. ...
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Janice E. Antico

December 16, 1944 - April 29, 2020

Janice E. Antico, of Malden, passed away on April 29th at Winchester Hospital from complications of Covid19 at the age of 75. Janice was born in Boston on December 16, 1944 to Gaetano Antico and Mildred (Cacchioti) Antico. Sister to the late, Diane Antico of Melrose. Janice enjoyed movies, shopping, bingo, and going to the hairdresser. Janice was the mother of Michael J Roscigno, Sr and his...
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John F. "Jack" Roberts

February 14, 1941 - April 25, 2020

John "Jack" Roberts, a longtime resident of Melrose, MA, died with his family by his side on April 25, 2020, at age 79. Jack was a loving husband to Margaret "Peggy" Roberts for 31 years until her death in November 2001. He was the son of the late George and Julia Roberts, both of County Kerry, Ireland. Jack was predeceased by his brothers, George and Joseph, and sister, Marilyn; he was also...
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Virginia A. "Ginny" Snow

September 30, 1925 - April 25, 2020

Virginia Alice "Ginny" Snow passed away at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody on Saturday, April 25, 2020. She was 94 years old. Virginia lived at Rosewood for the past four years where she welcomed a constant stream of visitors; forged deep friendships with fellow residents including the late Catherine George; was surrounded by a loving and compassionate staff including Diane, Cathy, Mercedes,...
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Lawrence J. "Mickey" Higgins

October 3, 1928 - April 25, 2020

Lawrence J. "Mickey" Higgins Lawrence J. "Mickey" Higgins, (91) originally from the Bronx, N.Y., and formerly of Arlington and South Yarmouth, died peacefully Saturday morning, April 25, 2020 at Wingate nursing Home in Reading. Although a final physical embrace was not possible, Mickey passed knowing how loved he was and how much love he had given throughout his life. Mickey blessed his wife...
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William J. "Bill" Nelson

May 17, 1936 - April 25, 2020

Heaven has gained a special angel today. He was 83 and a loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather (Papa) and Friend to too many to count. Today-as we have always joked, a man who fathered four girls but had one bathroom at home will not have to wait at the pearly gates-he will be welcomed and sent right through. Bill lost his short battle with the horrific...
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Ann Marie (Mazza) Hartnett

January 31, 1926 - April 24, 2020

Ann Marie Mazza was born in Gloucester, MA, January 31st, 1926, the child of parents who were both born in Italy. Ann grew up with lots of brothers and sisters, but learned to choose her own path in life, starting work processing fish, but quickly moving to jobs, like truck driver, normally closed to women. Being strong-willed, intelligent, and determined, Ann continued her education and was...
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Donna S. (Dary) Cogan

October 1, 1940 - April 23, 2020

Donna Susan (Dary) Cogan born on Oct 1, 1940 in Merdian, Connecticut. Donna was a lifelong resident of Melrose, Ma. Donna passed away peacefully at Courtyard Nursing Care Center on Thursday April 23, 2020. Donna was predeceased by her husband Donald Cogan. She is survived by her three children, Laura and James Boyden of Hampton NH, Denise and Eric Belliveau of Tewksbury, Ma and Donald and Katie...
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Donald D. Daley Jr.

April 13, 1962 - April 23, 2020

Donald D. Daley Jr., passed away at the age of 58, on April 23, 2020. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 13, 1962 to Donald of East Boston and Irene (Mulligan) Daley of Revere Donny graduated from Melrose High School as part of the class of 1980. He furthered his education at Salem State with a degree in Art & Design (Videography). While in college, Donny started his own...
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Harold J. "Babe" Hayes

July 2, 1934 - April 22, 2020

Harold J. "Babe" Hayes died at the VA Hospital in Bedford on April 22, 2020 at the age of 85, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, with family by his side. Babe was born in Charlestown on July 2, 1934 to the late Harold & Mary (Noonan) Hayes. He was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Don Bosco High School, Class of 1952. After he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the...
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Mary E. (Mooney) Sutherby

February 22, 1931 - April 22, 2020

God called Mary home on April 22, 2020, when she joined her dear Frank, her husband of 65 years. Mary was born in Malden, MA, loving daughter of firefighter and World War I veteran William Mooney and Julia Cligott; sister of older brother Bill and younger brother John. She attended St. Joseph's School, Notre Dame Academy, and Girls Catholic High School. While she received a scholarship to...
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Elizabeth "Betty" R. (Hogan) Lewis

December 30, 1937 - April 20, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" R. (Hogan) Lewis passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 20, 2020 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Boston on December 30, 1937, Betty was the 11th child of the late Patrick and Margaret (Gordon) Hogan. She was raised in Dorchester where she attended St. Peter's Grammar School. After moving to Medford, Betty paid for her own...
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Henry D. Masse

November 24, 1921 - April 20, 2020

Henry Masse, 98 of Medford, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday April 20th. Henry was married to his beloved 'Chicky' for 64 years. He was a veteran of WWII. He is survived by his two children, Henry Masse and Carla Saccone, her husband Ken Saccone, two grandchildren, Nicole Murphy and her husband Michael Murphy, Carl Saccone and his wife Alexandra Saccone and great granddaughter Audrey...
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Joan B (Walsh) Venuti

April 2, 1940 - April 19, 2020

Joan Bernadette (Walsh) Venuti passed away peacefully at her home in Melrose, Massachusetts on Sunday, April 19th, 2020. Joan was born on Tuesday, April 2, 1940 to the late Owen and Ella 'Katherine' (Loughlin) Walsh, both Irish immigrants. She was raised in Dorchester, MA and graduated from Boston Public Schools. She attended Bentley College where she earned an Associate's Degree in...
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Mary Lou (Sullivan) Lauria

September 7, 1939 - April 19, 2020

Mary Lou (Sullivan) Lauria passed away at the Katzman Family Center for Living on April 19, 2020 at the age of 80. Mary Lou was born in Melrose on September 7, 1939 to the late Leo & Mary (Lucey) Sullivan. She was raised in Melrose graduated from Melrose High School and lived in Melrose until 1966 when she moved to Revere. Mrs. Lauria worked part time as a hostess at Hilltop Steak House and...
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Rita M. (Boyle) Van Kirk

June 16, 1926 - April 18, 2020

Rita M. (Boyle) Van Kirk died at home with family by her side on April 18th, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born in South Boston, MA on June 16, 1926 to the late Lawrence and Margaret (Kelly) Boyle. Rita was raised in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School in 1942. She worked for the New England Telephone Company for many years as well as for Myra A. Lyons Attorney at Law. Rita...
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Lillian M. Donahoe

June 18, 1931 - April 18, 2020

Lillian M. Donahoe, of Revere, formerly of Somerville and St. Petersburg, FL, died April 18th, 2020 at the age of 88. Daughter of the late Joseph A. and E. Lilian (McLaughlin) Donahoe. Sister of Richard Donahoe and his wife Patricia of Peabody, Dorothy Donahoe of Revere, Jane Daly and her husband James of Melrose, Joseph Smith and his wife Virginia of Reading, and the late Joseph and Gerard...
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John Michael Quinn

January 4, 1931 - April 17, 2020

John Michael Quinn, 89, of Melrose, passed at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, April 17, 2020. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Elsa Quinn. He is survived by his wife and three children, Nancy, Kevin, and Patricia & her husband Timothy Gardella , as well as their 6 grandchildren. John is predeceased by his son, Michael Thomas Quinn, husband of Deborah Quinn, whom his family is glad...
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Mildred D. "Millie" Frechette) Harkins

August 23, 1922 - April 14, 2020

Mildred D. "Millie" (Frechette) Harkins of Melrose formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2020 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham. She was 97 years of age. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late John P. Harkins. Loving mother of Patricia E. O'Leary & her husband Tim of Wakefield, John P. Harkins & his wife Mandy of Walpole, and Robert M. Harkins and the late Lorraine...
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Dick Taylor Hollands

August 28, 1929 - April 12, 2020

Dick T. Hollands, formerly of Miami, FL; and McLean and Arlington, VA, passed away on April 12, 2020, at Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA, from complications of the COVID virus. Dick was born and raised in Hornell, NY, the only child of William Garfield Hollands, Jr. and Dorothy (Dick) Hollands. He was a three-letter athlete and valedictorian of his high school class, graduated from Dartmouth...
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Sophia Georgian

December 1, 1934 - April 11, 2020

NORTH ANDOVER โ€“ Sophia Georgian, 85, died on Saturday April 11, 2020 at Prescott House in No. Andover, MA. Sophia, daughter of the late John and Mary Georgian, was born on December 1, 1934 in Boston, MA. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Science from Simmons College, Boston, MA in 1956 and later her Master's Degree...
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Helene M. Quinn

December 22, 1919 - April 11, 2020

Helene M. Quinn, 100, a long time resident of Melrose, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading, MA. She was born in Cambridge, MA on December 22, 1919 to the late Owen and Mary Veronica Quinn. Helene was predeceased by her six siblings: Madelyn McGillivray, Cathryn Dolan, and William Quinn of Melrose, Owen Quinn of Lexington, MA, Rita Dietrich...
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Shirley Ann (DeAmato) Boyle

August 3, 1954 - April 10, 2020

Shirley A. Boyle, 65 Enjoyed family, friends, the Beatles, her dogs and summers at York Beach, Maine Shirley A. (DeAmato) Boyle, 65, of Melrose, passed away at home with her family at her side, peacefully, on 4/10/2020, after years of battling multiple cancers. A three-time survivor of breast, lung and then lung, bone and brain cancers. Born on August 3, 1954 to the late Carmen and Edith...
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Frances E. (Bradley) Flint

October 27, 1918 - April 6, 2020

Frances E. (Bradley) Flint died at the Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on April 6, 2020. She was 101 years of age. Frances was born in Boston on October 27, 1918 to the late Thomas & Madeline (Rothmund) Bradley. She was raised in Jamaica Plain, graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and has been a resident of Melrose since 1959. Frances found her spiritual home at St....
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Gladys R. (Gullage) Murray

August 13, 1932 - April 5, 2020

Gladys R. Murray (Gullage), 87, of Melrose, loving wife of the late John P. Murray, left this life and all of us for heaven on Sunday, April 5, 2020. She was greeted by her husband Jack Murray, her mother and father, Warren Gullage and Margaret Gullage (Quinn) of Somerville, brother and sister-in-law Warren and Ruthie Gullage of Somerville, sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Joe Mooney of...
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Grace F. (Moschella) Cappuccio

April 22, 1932 - April 3, 2020

Grace F. (Moschella) Cappuccio passed away at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on April 3, 2020 from COVID-19. She was 87 years of age. Grace was born in Boston on April 22, 1932 to the late Michael & Frances (Pettinatto) Moschella. She was raised in Roslindale and graduated from Roslindale High School. Grace lived in Malden for many years as well as West Roxbury,...
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Maurice Michael DiBlasi

September 28, 1945 - April 3, 2020

Maurice Michael DiBlasi, died at his Wakefield home after a lengthy illness on April 3, 2020 at the age of 74. He was born in Boston on September 28, 1945 to the late Philip James DiBlasi, born in Boston, and Santina Marie (Intravaia) DiBlasi born in Augusta, Sicily. Maurice was the beloved father of the late Philip Michael DiBlasi of Fla, and the late Jan Marie Manacher of Fla. Beloved...
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Thayer Fremont-Smith

June 17, 1931 - March 31, 2020

The Honorable Thayer Fremont-Smith, Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts (Retired), died peacefully on March 31 at his home in Melrose, Massachusetts surrounded by family. He was 88. Mr. Fremont-Smith was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 17, 1931. The child of Dr. Maurice Fremont-Smith of Boston and Mary Dixon Thayer Fremont-Smith of Philadelphia, Thayer attended...
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Barbara E. (Allen) Stamegna

September 14, 1926 - March 23, 2020

Barbara E Stamegna, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2020 at the age of 93. Born on September 14, 1926 to Herbert and Adeline Allen, Barbara was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. She later moved to Melrose in 1952 with her late husband, Donald to raise their family. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to the late Donald R Stamegna. Loving and devoted...
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Mary J. (Fasano) Gulino

October 21, 1927 - March 23, 2020

Mary J. Gulino, at 92 years of age passed away in the quiet hours of Monday morning, March 23, 2020. She was born October 21, 1927 in Boston, MA to the late Josephine (Carpiniello) and Michael Fasano. Mary along with her two siblings, Gerry and Dora were raised in East Boston and Mary graduated from the Girls High School of Boston, MA in 1944. Following her high school graduation, Mary worked...
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Patricia A. (Denley) Skane

March 29, 1951 - March 23, 2020

Mrs. Patricia A. (Denley) Skane, 68, of Brentwood, NH, formerly of Melrose, MA, went to God on Monday afternoon, March 23, 2020, at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire. Patricia was born the third of four children on March 29, 1951, in Melrose, MA, to John "Jack" and Lillian (Foggin) Denley. Affectionately known as "Twinkie", she attended Melrose High School where she enjoyed powderpuff football...
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Robert J. Balestieri

March 9, 1952 - March 21, 2020

Robert J. Balestieri passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on March 21, 2020. He was 68 years old. Robert grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1970. Upon graduation, he joined the National Guard Reserves and served for six years. Following in his father and grandfather's footsteps, he made a career as a retailer in the produce business, first in...
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Paul J. Wardrobe

April 22, 1947 - March 19, 2020

Paul J. Wardrobe passed away at his home in Tewksbury on March 19, 2020. He was 72 years of age. Paul was born in Medford on April 22, 1947 to the late Roy & Evelyn (McCauley) Wardrobe. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965, graduated from Newbury College and attended Northeastern University. Paul lived in Melrose & Wakefield for many years before moving to...
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Robert J. Plagenza

November 26, 1956 - March 14, 2020

Robert J. Plagenza, 63, of Melrose passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 14, 2020 at home. Robert was born November 26, 1956 in Chelsea, son of the late Frank and Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza. He grew up in Wakefield and has resided in Melrose for the past 30 years. He volunteered at the Horizon House in Wakefield where he enjoyed cooking and cleaning. He was a bell ringer for the...
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Mary Gertrude "Gert" (Noonan) Hirschfeld

January 26, 1925 - March 13, 2020

Mrs. Gertrude (Noonan) Hirschfeld, 95, of Melrose passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home. She is the wife of the late William W. Hirschfeld. Gert was born January 26, 1925 in Medford, only daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary E. (Collins) Noonan. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School and Fisher College in Boston. Born in the Roaring 20's and growing up...
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George G. "Graham" MacLeod

August 23, 1930 - March 13, 2020

George Graham MacLeod "Graham",age 89, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Graham had married his beloved wife Marian in the First Baptist Church of Everett on March 18, 1951. They had been married 67 years when he lost her on February, 2018. He is survived by his four children, Diane Cooper and Charles of Osprey, FL, Doreen Johnson and Scott of Byfield, Daryl...
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Zachary Ryan Marks

July 11, 1997 - March 12, 2020

With deepest sorrow and a heavy heart, we share the news that Zachary (Zach) Ryan Marks, age 22, our beloved son, brother, father, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020. For those whose lives were touched by Zach, if even for a short amount of time, have lost a shining, bright light in their lives. Zach was born July 11, 1997 in Boston, he is the son of...
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Mary T. (Sullivan) Ledoux

July 3, 1928 - March 11, 2020

Mary T. (Sullivan) Ledoux of Melrose, died at Glenridge Nursing Home on March 11, 2020. She was 91 years of age. Mary was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary's Church as well as a member of the St. Mary's Ladies Sodality. Mary worked for MA Bell Telephone...
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Romilda (Pietrantonio) Berardi

August 25, 1934 - March 8, 2020

Mrs. Romilda (Pietrantonio) Berardi, 85, of Melrose passed away on Sunday March 8, 2020, in Melrose Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. Romilda was born August 25, 1934, in Corfino, Italy, daughter of the late Alberico and Filomena (Costanzo) Pietrantonio. She moved to the United States in 1962 and resided in Melrose. She worked as a seamstress for many years until her retirement....
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Muriel L. (Doane) Bye

May 16, 1933 - March 6, 2020

Mrs. Muriel L. (Doane) Bye, 86, of West Tisbury formerly of Melrose, passed away on Friday evening March 6, 2020 at Care One Wilmington following a brief illness. Muriel was born May 16, 1933 in Oak Bluffs, MA, daughter of the late Arthur J. and Mary (Bonnar) Doane. She was a resident of West Tisbury for many years, previously residing in Melrose. Muriel was a graduate of Melrose High School...
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Mary E. Ritchie

August 9, 1952 - March 5, 2020

Mary E. Ritchie, 67, of Melrose passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Melrose Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness. Mary was born August 9, 1952 in Melrose, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Margaret M. (Grant) Ritchie. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1970. Mary enjoyed living at the McCarthy building, she ran Bingo and...
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Amanda Agnes (Boyd) St Martin

August 16, 1978 - March 4, 2020

Amanda Agnes (Boyd) St. Martin, 41, passed away Wednesday March 4, 2020 at her home in Woburn, MA, after a long battle with Breast Cancer. Born in Melrose, MA on August 16, 1978, she was the daughter of loving parents Richard and Patricia Bickford of New Port Richey, FL. She was an incredibly loving and devoted wife to her husband Wayne St. Martin and amazing mother to their sons Jacob,...
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Kevin P. Corrigan

May 8, 1948 - February 27, 2020

Kevin P. Corrigan, 71, of Melrose passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. He is survived by his husband, Jonathan M. Place; his brothers, James Corrigan of Gilbert, AZ, and John T. Corrigan of New Hartford, NY; his sister, Susan Corrigan of New Hartford, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Kevin's memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 11am at Most Blessed...
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Edna (Cassell) Mollins

May 31, 1929 - February 27, 2020

Mrs. Edna (Cassell) Mollins, 90, of Melrose passed away at home on Thursday, February 27, 2020 with her loving family at her side after a lengthy illness. She is the wife of the late Richard T. Mollins. Edna was born in Malden May 31, 1929, daughter of the late David Cassell and Helen Cassell-Goodman. She was a resident of Melrose for most of her life. Edna worked for the City of Melrose...
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Albert Petrola

May 13, 1933 - February 25, 2020

Mr. Albert Petrola, 86, of Concord passed away on Tuesday evening, February 25, 2020 at home with his loving family at his side after a lengthy illness. Al was the loving husband of the late Geraldine R. (Healy) Petrola with whom he shared over 35 years of marriage. Also, he was the longtime companion of Ann Miller. Albert was born May 13, 1933 in East Boston, son of the late Umberto and...
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William O. "Bill" Devine

November 1, 1958 - February 22, 2020

William O. Devine, 61 of Stoneham, passed away at home on February 22, 2020 following a long illness. His lifelong partner of 40 years, Christine Mitchelson, with whom he shared wonderful memories of their life together, cared for him during his illness. Bill was born in Malden on November 1 , 1958 to the late William A. and Rose G. (Verrengia) Devine. He leaves his sister Christine (Devine)...
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Janice M. (Bontempo) Helein

February 13, 1946 - February 21, 2020

Janice M. (Bontempo) Helein, of Melrose, passed away after a short but courageous battle with glioblastoma at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on February 21, 2020. Janice was the beloved wife of Alan P. Helein. Janice was born in Everett to the late Michael & Lucy (Carino) Bontempo, was raised in Everett and was a proud graduate and active alumna of Everett High School. She was a resident...
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Marilyn J. (Noel) Hoffman

December 22, 1936 - February 21, 2020

Marilyn J. (Noel) Hoffman, of Melrose, formerly of Malden, passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones on February 21, 2020. Marilyn was born in Chelsea on December 22, 1936, to the late David & Evelyn (McKinnon) Noel. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. Marilyn was a homemaker, lived in Malden for over 45 years before moving to Melrose in 2002. She loved to...
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Carol Ann (Connolly) Limone

January 6, 1949 - February 21, 2020

Carol Ann (Connolly) Limone died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a very quick illness on February 21, 2020. She was only 71 years of age. Carol was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Mrs. Limone was a resident of Melrose for over 50 years. Carol worked as a pharmacy technician at Lynnfells Pharmacy in Saugus and then at the Stop &...
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Frank W. Maher, Jr.

January 18, 1947 - February 20, 2020

Frank W. Maher, Jr., 73, of Woburn passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, following a lengthy illness. Husband of Judy (Fitzgerald) Maher with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Frank was born January 18, 1947 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Francis W. Maher, Sr. and the late Rita (Donovan) Huff. He was a resident of Woburn for the past 5...
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Anne Louise (Flanagan) Thompson

April 13, 1927 - February 17, 2020

Anne Louise (Flanagan) Thompson died peacefully with her daughters by her side on February 17, 2020. An avid lover of American history, particularly Abraham Lincoln, it was fitting she passed on Presidents' Day. Anne was a long-time resident of Milton. She attended Jeanne d'Arc Academy in Milton and received her Bachelor's Degree in education from Leslie College She loved her time teaching at...
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Arlene A. McGrory

November 28, 1943 - February 17, 2020

Arlene A. McGrory, 76, of Malden passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Elmhurst Healthcare following a lengthy illness. She is the loving spouse of Karen A. Wheelock with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. Arlene was born November 28, 1943 in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lillian E. (Schoellhamer) McGrory. Arlene was raised by her mother's second husband the late...
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Stuart F. Holm, Jr

May 1, 1926 - February 16, 2020

Stuart F. Holm, Jr., 93 0f Melrose passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Stuart was born May 1, 1926 in Melrose, son of the late Stuart and Mae (Tierney) Holm. He was a resident of Melrose for most of his life. Stuart was a graduate of Immaculate Conception in Malden and Melrose High School. He was a WW II United States Marine veteran...
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Patricia Ann (Gowell) McDevitt

May 12, 1937 - February 13, 2020

Patricia A. (Gowell) McDevitt, of Melrose, died February 13th, 2020 at the age of 82. She was born in Boston on May 12, 1937 to Joseph and Bertha (Johnson) Gowell. Patricia was raised in Malden and graduated from the Cheverus School. She always remained involved with the Cheverus School, and was involved with the planning of its 100th Anniversary celebration. Mrs. McDevitt was a longtime...
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Elinor E. (Shea) Murphy

June 13, 1936 - February 12, 2020

Elinor E. (Shea) Murphy, formerly of Melrose and Salem, NH, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on February 12, 2020. She was 83 years of age. Ellie was a cherished and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Born in Charlestown, she grew up near Oak Grove in Malden, the fourth of six children to Francis and Helen Shea. She graduated from Malden High...
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Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich

March 23, 1935 - February 11, 2020

Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich died at the Wingate at Haverhill Nursing Home, on February 11, 2020. She was 84 years of age. Dorothy was born in Boston on March 23, 1935 to the late Patrick & Margaret (Gordon) Hogan. She was raised in Dorchester until the age of 15 and then moved to Medford. Dorothy graduated from Medford High School and lived in Medford from 1950-1959, Everett for a couple of years,...
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Richard M. Morrissey

July 13, 1924 - February 10, 2020

Richard M. Morrissey died at his home in Beverly on February 10, 2020; he was 95 years of age. He was born in Charlestown on July 13, 1924 to the late Richard & Mary (Ricketts) Morrissey. Richard was raised in Charlestown, graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston before entering the US Navy. Mr. Morrissey served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. After his discharge from the...
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John M. Williams, Sr.

March 14, 1927 - February 10, 2020

Mr. John M. Williams, Sr., 92, of Melrose passed away on Monday February 10, 2020 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House following a brief illness. He is the loving husband of the late M. Bernadette "Bernie" (Lucey) Williams with whom he share 68 years of marriage. John was born March 14, 1927 in Everett, son of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Costigan) Williams. He was raised in Melrose and...
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Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval

February 17, 1926 - February 9, 2020

Mrs. Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval, 93, of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Life Care Center of Stoneham following a lengthy illness. She is the wife of the late Frederick Duval. Helen was born on February 17, 1926 in Quincy, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Schatzel) Hurliman. Helen grew up in Quincy and graduated from St. Mary's High School, she resided in Melrose...
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Rita A. (Babcock) Bernhard

July 30, 1932 - February 6, 2020

Rita (Babcock) Bernhard, 87, of Melrose, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on February 6, 2020. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Bernhard. Loving mother of Lisa Bernhard of Melrose, Rita Croteau & her husband Richard of South Yarmouth, Thomas Bernhard & his wife Robin of Melrose, Kevin Bernhard of Melrose, James Bernhard & his wife Ruth of Plainville, and Debra Norris &...
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Nancy R. Montgomery

March 17, 1945 - February 3, 2020

Nancy Ruth Montgomery of Melrose passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on February 3, 2020 at the age of 74. Nancy was born in Woburn and lived in Melrose her entire life. She worked 30 years for the New England Telephone Company in Boston before her retirement. Nancy had many interests including bingo with her favorite friends, knitting, sailing, reading, but mostly...
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Eileen C. (McLean) Graham

February 9, 1930 - February 3, 2020

Eileen C. (McLean) Graham passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on February 3, 2020 at the age of 89. Eileen was born in Dorchester on February 9, 1930 to the late Joseph F. & Alice (McDonald) McLean. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from St. Gregory School in Dorchester and from University of Massachusetts Boston (formerly Boston State Teacher's College) with a bachelor's...
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Arthur R. "Ross" Puopolo Jr.

May 13, 1964 - February 3, 2020

Arthur R. "Ross" Puopolo, Jr., 55, of Saugus passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Lahey Clinic Burlington following a lengthy illness. Ross was born May 13, 1964 in Malden, he is the son of Loretta J. Puopolo of Saugus and the late Arthur R. Puopolo, Sr. He was a resident of Saugus for most of his life. Ross graduated from Everett Vocational High School.Ross was a Truck Driver for Caruso...
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Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson

September 20, 1940 - February 3, 2020

Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on February 3, 2020. She was 79 years of age. Mary Louise was born in Peabody on September 20, 1940 to the late Cornelius & Marguerite (McDermott) Buckley. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, and St. Mary's High School. She was a 1962 graduate of Salem State University and was extremely proud of...
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James D. Shaer

August 27, 1958 - February 1, 2020

James D. "Jim" Shaer of Melrose was known to many as a person who helped others and worked for the greater good in his community, state, region and nation while being a devoted family man. He consistently reached such heights in daily life and his 40-year career in public policy and service, government relations and media. Jim died Saturday, February 1st. He was 61. Jim is survived by his...
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Myrna (Levine) Bizzaro

May 5, 1943 - January 31, 2020

Mrs. Myrna (Levine) Bizzaro, 76, of Wakefield entered into rest on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Tewksbury Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was the loving wife of Robert Bizzaro with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Myrna was born May 5, 1943 in Lynn, she is the daughter of the late David and Florence (Wax) Levine. She grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School...
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Richard J. Casey

May 17, 1936 - January 31, 2020

Richard J. Casey (Chick) of Atkinson NH, formerly of Melrose MA, passed away on January 31, 2020 with his loving family at his side following a lengthy illness. He is the husband of Mary-Ann (Rossano) Casey with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Richard was born May 17, 1936 in Peabody MA, he is the son of the late David and Alice (Goodelski) Casey. He was a graduate of Melrose High School...
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Eugene I. "Gene" Prior

June 23, 1930 - January 28, 2020

Eugene I. "Gene" Prior, of Melrose, died surrounded by family, at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on January 28, 2020. He was 89 years of age. Gene was born in South Boston and raised in Somerville, a graduate of Malden Catholic High School Class of 1947. He went to work out of high school and then served in the Army in the early 1950s before attending college. He earned his Bachelors and...
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Robert M. Van Kirk

October 22, 1928 - January 27, 2020

Robert M. Van Kirk died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 27, 2020 at the age of 91. He was born in Columbia, NJ on October 22, 1928 to the late Marvin & Grace (Kinney) Van Kirk. Robert was raised in Belvidere, NJ, graduated from Belvidere High School in 1947 and entered the US Navy in 1948. Mr. Van Kirk served in the Navy for 30 years, served in the Korean & Vietnam Wars and retired as a...
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Elaine Rose (Dinati) Harrington

November 23, 1949 - January 27, 2020

Elaine Rose (Dinati) Harrington died at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH on January 27, 2020. She was 70 years of old. Elaine was born and raised in Melrose, attended Melrose Schools and lived most of her life in Melrose. Elaine has been a resident of Raymond, NH for the past 32 years. Elaine was a dedicated mother and grandmother who cherished the times spent with her family. She loved carrying...
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Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley

June 12, 1929 - January 25, 2020

Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley passed away at her home in New Hampshire on January 25, 2020. She was 90 years of age. Noreen was born in Boston on June 12, 1929 to the late John J. & Alice L. (Stock) Maguire. She was raised in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1946 and received her associates degree in Spanish from Bunker Hill Community College. Mrs. Morley lived in...
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Steven J. Cicoria

August 11, 1941 - January 23, 2020

Stephen J. Cicoria, 78, of Groton, CT, formerly of Melrose, MA, died peacefully at Beverly Hospital on January 23rd surrounded by family after battling Alzheimer's. He is survived by his ten nieces and nephews, his beloved cat, Tootsie, as well as many life-long friends, most especially, Marlene Ross. Steve was born in Boston on July 11, 1941 to the late Nicolas and Maria (Rinaldi) Cicoria,...
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Norma M.(Johannessen) Burke

June 17, 1919 - January 23, 2020

Norma M. (Johannessen) Burke, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Melrose, died January 23rd, 2020 at the age of 100. She was born in Everett, MA on June 17, 1919 to the late Christian and Henrietta (Hanson) Johannessen. She was raised in East Boston and attended East Boston High School. She would later move to Melrose with her late husband William where they would raise their family and live for over...
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William F. "Bill" Kelleher

July 1, 1923 - January 23, 2020

William F. "Bill" Kelleher, of Everett, died January 23, 2020, at the age of 96. Bill was born in Everett on July 1, 1923 to Cornelius and Mary (O'Leary) Kelleher. He was raised in Everett and lived most of his life there. Bill came from a large Irish family. Both of his parents immigrated from Macroom, County Cork, Ireland. He was one of eight children, including a baby brother John who died...
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Karen A. McManus

May 31, 1963 - January 21, 2020

Karen A. McManus passed away suddenly on January 21, 2020, at the age of 56. Karen was a 1981 graduate of Melrose High School and attended Bunker Hill Community College. Most of her working career was as a Central Office Technician for the New England Telephone Company until she retired. Karen loved to read, do crossword puzzles, and was an avid movie buff. Karen had a great sense of humor...
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Francis E. "Frank" Sutherby

February 27, 1932 - January 19, 2020

God called Frank Sutherby home on January 19, 2020, after a brief illness, with family by his side. Frank was born and raised in Somerville, MA, to loving parents Cuthbert and Elizabeth Sutherby, who raised their six children, instilling in all a strong dedication to their faith and a love of family. Frank was a member of the first graduating class of Matignon High School in 1949, and he...
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Ruth A. "Jackie" (Bennett) Crowell

January 20, 1938 - January 17, 2020

Ruth A. "Jackie" (Bennett) Crowell died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on January 17, 2020 at the age of 81. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing. Jackie worked as an RN at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in the operating room for several years before having children. After raising her family, Mrs. Crowell worked as a meat...
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Angela C. (Cimino) Ross

January 3, 1923 - January 16, 2020

Angela C. (Cimino) Ross of Melrose, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on January 16, 2020. She was 97 years of age. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Robert E. Ross Sr., U.S. Navy retired, and the cherished daughter of the late Dominic and Theresa Cimino of Malden. She is survived by siblings Doris Cimino of North Reading, and Joseph Cimino and...
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Evan H. Shu

March 4, 1953 - January 11, 2020

Evan H. Shu, FAIA March 4, 1953 โ€“ January 12, 2020 Evan Shu was born in 1953 and raised in Seattle, Washington. He was the son of Dr. Evan H. Shu, a displaced person from the Communist Revolution in China, and Dr. Ruby Inouye, a Japanese American woman who left the internment camps to finish college and attend medical school during WWII. Evan attended Franklin High School in Seattle. ...
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Gertrude R. Petrino

June 28, 1930 - January 10, 2020

Gertrude "Trudy" Rose (, DeSandis) Petrino passed away at home surrounded by family and friends in Rockport, MA on January 10, 2020. She was 89 years of age. Trudy was born in Malden on June 28, 1930 to the late Joseph & Josephine (Lauro) DeSandis. She was raised in Everett, MA. Trudy lived in Melrose, MA for over 60 years. She also had a home in Pocasset, Ma from 1987-1993. She spent winters...
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Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan

February 11, 1931 - January 10, 2020

Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan, of Peabody, passed into eternal life on Friday, January 10 after a long illness. He was 88. Son of the late Daniel J. & Margaret M. (Murphy) Sullivan. Father Larry was born and raised in Medford. After studying at St. John Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. He served in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston: in Natick, Maynard, Brockton,...
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John Patrick Gill

May 15, 1968 - January 9, 2020

God called home John Patrick Gill on Thursday, January 9, 2020. John died at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side. He was 51 years of age. John was born in Cambridge on May 15, 1968. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Minuteman High School in Lexington where he was the Class President. John was the former husband of Carla (Melillo) Gill. Loving father of Anna...
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Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault

June 6, 1930 - January 8, 2020

Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away on January 8th, 2020 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife, of 70 years, of Donald Amerault of Wakefield. Loving mother of Jennifer Currie & her husband Doug of Winchester, David Amerault & his wife Shannon of Wakefield, and Stephen Romine of Woodstock, NY. Proud grandmother of Samantha Amerault, Colin Currie & his...
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Rita (Sullivan) Bushee

December 11, 1938 - January 6, 2020

Rita Bushee (Sullivan), 81, born December 11, 1938, passed away peacefully January 6, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born to the late Bernard and Helen Sullivan, Rita was one of six children. Originally an Everett native, she moved to Melrose after marrying the love of her life, John Bushee. Rita and John were married for 57 wonderful years, raising five daughters together. ...
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