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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

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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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 – 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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Lillian (Alessandrini) Ventura

November 23, 1926 - January 3, 2020

Mrs. Lillian (Alessandrini) Ventura, 93, of Melrose formerly of Malden passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Brudnick Center for living in Peabody following a lengthy illness. She is the loving wife of the late Anthony J. "Tony" Ventura. Lillian was born November 23, 1926 in Malden and grew up in Tuscony Italy and later returned to Everett where she went to High School and graduated in...
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Douglas M. Tarlow

February 26, 1956 - January 1, 2020

Douglas M. Tarlow Of Melrose, died unexpectedly on January 1 at age 63. Beloved husband of Deborah (Clarke) Tarlow, father of Mark Tarlow and his wife, Lauren, and David Tarlow and his fiancé, Liz. Douglas was the son Sherwood (Woody) Tarlow and Hilda Tarlow. Doug's extended family included numerous half-siblings, cousins, his brothers-in law Rick, Roy and Scott and their families, and many,...
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Mary "Mae" (Hardiman) Fitzmaurice

May 8, 1919 - December 30, 2019

Mary "Mae" (Hardiman) Fitzmaurice, of Melrose, died December 30th, 2019 at the age of 100. Born in Medford, MA on May 8th, 1919 to Martin and Margaret (Moriarty) Hardiman, Mary was raised in Malden and attended Malden Schools before moving to Melrose with her family in 1962. Mary worked at the former Malden Hospital, performing EKG's. She was a Nurse's Aide, working in various nursing homes...
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Margery A. (McDonald) Fuller

March 28, 1936 - December 23, 2019

Margery A. (McDonald) Fuller died at Care One at Lexington on December 23, 2019. She was 83 years of age. Margery was born in Charlestown on March 28, 1936, she was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1954.Mrs Fuller was a homemaker, a longtime resident of Charlestown and has lived in Melrose for the past 15 years. She enjoyed gardening and loved spending time...
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Richard A. "Richie" DiRaffaele

June 29, 1933 - December 22, 2019

Richard A. "Richie" DiRaffaele died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 22, 2019 surrounded by his family. . He was 86 years of age. Richard was born in Somerville to the late Francesco & Anna (Carra) DiRaffaele, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident. Mr. DiRaffaele was a decorated war veteran and served his country with pride in the US Army...
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Eugenia F. (Cannuli) Phillips

November 24, 1930 - December 22, 2019

Eugenia F. (Cannuli) Phillips of Newton MA, formally of Melrose MA and Saugus MA passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday December 22, 2019. She was born November 24, 1930. Eugenia (Jean) was the youngest of four children born to Mary (D'Albora) Cannuli and Francis Cannuli. She was born and raised in Reading and graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown. Following high school Jean had a...
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Norbert P. "Sonny" Small

August 29, 1939 - December 19, 2019

Norbert P. "Sonny" Small, of Melrose, died on December 19, 2019, age 80. Sonny was the beloved husband of Nancy (DiBlasi) Small. Loving Father of Deborah Small of Newbury, Melissa Small-Ebersman & her husband Bruce of Dunstable, Christopher Small & his wife Dana of CA and Kimberly Glor & her husband Jeffrey of Acton. Cherished grandfather Devin, Alex, Cole, Ethan, Aaron, Luna & Grace. Caring...
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Mary A. (Walters) Wallace

January 5, 1935 - December 18, 2019

Mary Altah (Walters) Wallace, age 84, of Winchester, formerly of Melrose, MA., Thompson, CT., and St. Petersburg, FL, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Albert W. Wallace. Cherished mother of Jennifer Wallace and her husband Gerald Sniegocki of Melrose, Geoffrey Wallace and his wife Emelia of Danielson, CT., Mary Anne Fontaine and her...
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Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne

October 25, 1924 - December 18, 2019

PATRICIA MARY ((Lynch) Browne, Age 95, of Melrose, formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019. Devoted daughter of the late William J. and Bernadette A. (Brennan) Lynch. Beloved husband of the late James D. Browne. Cherished mother of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her...
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Stephen K. Piccolo

December 4, 1924 - December 17, 2019

Stephen K. Piccolo, 95, passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 17, 2019. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 72 years, Gilda (Cirace) Piccolo. Stephen and Gilda were a true inspiration to many as their love and loyalty to one another shone through in every aspect of their lives. "La Familia" was at the core of Steve's life. He was fierce and passionate...
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Carol M. (Rackliffe) Barry

March 26, 1933 - December 14, 2019

CAROL M. BARRY (3/26/33-12/14/2019 CAROL PASSED PEACEFULLY ON SATURDAY MORNING, KNOWING HOW MUCH SHE WAS LOVED. HER LIFE BEGAN ON LEBANON ST. MELROSE ON 3/26/1933. BORN TO ALICE (AUCOIN-POIRIER) AND CHARLES LEON RACKLIFFE AND SHARED HER LIFE WITH HER OLDER SIBLINGS, ESTHER, KAY (KATHERINE) AND CHARLES WHO ALL PREDECEASED HER. WHILE HER FATHER PASSED WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 8 YEARS OLD, CAROL...
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Marcia E. (Easson) Martin

June 19, 1936 - December 14, 2019

Marcia E. Martin, of Melrose, died December 14, 2019 at the age of 83. She was born in Winchester, MA on June 19, 1936, to William E. and Margaret (deGruchy) Easson. Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, David J. Martin, Jr., and her son William B. Martin. Mrs. Martin lived her entire life in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1954. She worked as a Nurse's Aid in nursing homes...
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Lois A. (Ward) McCarthy

August 18, 1939 - December 13, 2019

Lois A. (Ward) McCarthy, of Windham, NH, formerly of Melrose, died December 13th, 2019. She was born on August 18, 1939 to Irwin and Jennie (Goodwin) Ward; was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School and from Boston College. She would eventually go on to earn two Master's Degrees and was accepted into a PHD program at Northeastern. Lois was married to her late husband,...
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Rosemary F. (Ryan) Doherty

September 8, 1939 - December 10, 2019

Rosemary F. (Ryan) Doherty, of Melrose, died on December 10, 2019 at the age of 80. Born in Malden, on September 8, 1939 to Thomas & Frances (Barry) Ryan. Rosemary was raised in Malden and graduated from Girls Catholic High School. She worked in the Division of Civil Service for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for ten years, before leaving the workforce to raise her daughter. She returned...
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Donald F. Cogan

September 1, 1936 - December 9, 2019

Donald F. Cogan died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on December 9, 2019. He was 83 years of age. Donald was born in Boston on September 1, 1936 to the late Arthur & Elizabeth (Murphy) Cogan, was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. He entered the US Navy in 1957 and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1962. Donald lived in Norwell...
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Venilde M. (da Silva) Moura

August 14, 1932 - December 9, 2019

Venilde M. (da Silva) Moura, of Gloucester, formerly of Melrose & Somerville died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on December 9, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Prior to Kaplan, Mrs. Moura spent eight years at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Moura was the beloved wife of the late John F. C. Moura. Loving mother of Ana Isabel "Bela" (Moura) Maranhas & her husband Michael of...
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M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch

September 6, 1928 - December 5, 2019

M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch died at the All American Assisted Living in Londonderry, NH on December 5, 2019. She was 91 years of age. She was born in Belleville, Nova Scotia on September 6, 1928 the youngest of 4 siblings; Nelson, Mary Elizabeth, William and Marie Celeste. Celeste attended elementary school in a one room school house then went to parochial school before graduating Yarmouth Academy...
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Leonard Owen Kirschner

November 11, 1943 - December 2, 2019

Leonard Owen Kirschner, Jr., 76, of Webster, Massachusetts, died on December 2, 2019, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer. Born on November 11, 1943, he graduated from Conant High School, Jaffrey, New Hampshire class of 1961. Leonard was a communicant and altar server at St. Patrick's Church, Jaffrey, New Hampshire for a number of years. He attended Suffolk University, Boston,...
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Jennie R.M. (Catino) Martell

April 18, 1923 - November 29, 2019

Jennie R.M. (Catino) Martell, of Malden, formerly of Everett, died November 29th, 2019, at the age of 96. Jennie was born in Medford on April 18, 1923 to the late Antonio and Rose (Sarni) Catino. She was raised in Medford and attended Medford public schools. She worked as a seamstress in her younger years. She married the late Ralph Martell and they settled in Everett to raise their family...
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Edward J. Doherty

December 29, 1927 - November 28, 2019

Edward J. Doherty, of Marshfield, formerly of Peabody & Melrose, passed away November 28, 2019, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Ruth "Jean" (Canole) Doherty. Treasuring his everlasting memory are his children: Kathleen Melaragni of Naperville, Illinois; Colleen McDonnell and her husband Thomas of Braintree; Edward J. Doherty Jr. and his wife Beth of Londonderry,...
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Laura R. (Apruzzese) Limone

August 9, 1919 - November 27, 2019

Laura R. (Apruzzese) Limone passed away at her home on November 27, 2019. She was 100 years of age. Mrs. Limone was born in Chelsea to the late Vincenzo & Lillian (DiPrizio) Apruzzese, she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Laura was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 60 years. She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church and a member of...
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Edward J. Canavan

February 21, 1931 - November 24, 2019

Edward J. Canavan died at Bear Hill Nursing Center on November 24, 2019. He was 88 years of age. Ed was born in South Boston to the late Joseph & Marg (Bergh) Canavan. He was raised in South Boston, lived in East Boston for 15 years, Melrose for 25 years, Middleton for over 10 years before returning to Melrose. Mr. Canavan served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War and was...
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Peter W. Fox

January 12, 1973 - November 22, 2019

Peter William Fox of Boca Raton, Florida, age 46, died peacefully in a Florida hospice with family at his side on November 22, 2019 following a prolonged illness. Peter is survived by his beloved wife Tamra and her mother, Michelle and her husband Anthony, and her dearly departed father, Ural. Peter is also survived by his mother Ellen, brother's James and David and his wife Trefina. He was...
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Brendan P. "Woody" Woodworth

April 22, 1995 - November 22, 2019

Brendan "Melrose" "Woody" Woodworth of Melrose, age 24, died peacefully with family at his side on November 22, 2019. Brendan is survived by his beloved parents, Alan and Maureen (Kenny), and his cherished sister and best friend, Meghan, all of Melrose. Brendan is also survived by his devoted grandparents, Patrick and Carole Kenny of Everett. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Margaret...
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John Lincoln Bushee

May 18, 1934 - November 22, 2019

John Lincoln Bushee – Born May 18, 1934, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Melrose and the youngest of 15 children, born to the late Charles and Emma Bushee. He had unconditional love for his wife Rita of 57 years, their 5 daughters, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. John loved skating, skiing, music, dancing, singing,...
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Helen A. (Rosolko) McKinnon

October 26, 1930 - November 20, 2019

Helen A. (Rosolko) McKinnon died at her home in Everett on November 20, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Helen was born in Jamaica Plain, was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and from Simmons College with a bachelor's degree. Mrs. McKinnon was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Everett and a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church. Helen enjoyed playing scrabble,...
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Ruth Ann (Gregoire) Dow

May 24, 1934 - November 19, 2019

Ruth Ann (Gregoire) Dow died at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on November 19, 2019. She was 85 years of age. Ruth was born in Boston was raised in Medford & Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. She was a homemaker and a longtime Melrose resident. Ruth worked for a few years at New England Telephone, at Beatrice Foods and Market Forge in Everett for a few years. Former...
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Angelina F. "Dolly" (DiMauro) Sousa

January 19, 1936 - November 18, 2019

Angelina "Dolly" (DiMauro) Sousa of Melrose, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 18, 2019. She was 83 years of age. Dolly was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a longtime member of St. Mary's Church. Mrs. Sousa worked in the banking industry for over 20 years as a check item processor at Five Serve and the Boston Company....
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Ellen A. (Laskey) Varney

March 8, 1942 - November 15, 2019

Ellen A. (Laskey) Varney passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 15, 2019. She was 77 years of age. Ellen was born in Cambridge on March 8, 1942 to the late Raymond & Marion Laskey, was raised in Somerville and graduated from St. Joseph High School. Ellen graduated from Mt. Auburn School of Nursing and was a registered nurse for over 50 years. Ellen started her career at Melrose...
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James M. Grady, Sr.

October 6, 1954 - November 12, 2019

James M. Grady Sr. died suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH on November 12, 2019. He was 65 years of age. James was born in Malden to the late James J. & Patricia (Roubian) Grady, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1973 and attended Northeastern University. He lived in Melrose for 30 years and the past 30 years in Hudson, NH. James worked as a...
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Mildred A. Morrissey

November 18, 1931 - November 12, 2019

Mildred A. (Tryder) Morrissey passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on November 12, 2019, she was 87 years of age. Mildred was born and raised in Charlestown, graduated from Charlestown High School, lived in Everett & Malden for a few years, Melrose from 1966-2015 and the past 4 years in Beverly. Mrs. Morrissey was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, sister...
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Mary M. (Guerin) Mooney

November 30, 1930 - November 10, 2019

Mary M. (Guerin) Mooney, age 88, of Brewster, formerly of Melrose, died Nov. 10 at Cape Cod Hospital with family present after a brief illness. She grew up in Brighton, raised a family in Melrose, and delighted in everything about Cape Cod, her home of the past 25 years ago. A graduate of St. Columbkille's High School in Brighton, Mary was the daughter of the late Patrick F. and Anne W. ...
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Kathleen A. Berner

July 28, 1964 - November 10, 2019

Kathleen A. Berner of Melrose, died on November 10, 2019, at the age 55. Kathleen was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1982. Kathleen was a lifelong Melrose resident. Miss Berner was a longtime waitress working at the Hilltop Restaurant in Saugus, Turner's Seafood in Melrose for over 5 years and at the Burlington Legal Seafood Restaurant for over 15 years. She will...
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Jean Ann Robinson

January 1, 1939 - November 9, 2019

Jean Ann Robinson, beloved friend, cousin, and godmother, died on November 9, 2019 following a long illness. Jean was born on Jan 1, 1939 in Cambridge, MA. She attended Cambridge public schools before obtaining her undergraduate degree from Boston College and Master's degree from Boston University. She began her career in education in Glenn Cove, Long Island and went on to work as a business...
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Vincent C. Cerasuolo

March 23, 1932 - November 7, 2019

1932-2019 Vincent C. Cerasuolo of Hudson, NH, formerly of Destin, FL and Melrose, MA passed away on November 7, 2019 at the age of 87. Vincent was born in Medford and resided in Melrose since 1964. The original "McGyver," an extraordinary man of many trades and great stories. He was a proud member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Union Local #3 for 50 years before his retirement. He...
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Richard L. "Dick" Gallagher

October 11, 1946 - November 7, 2019

Richard L. Gallagher "Dick", age 73, of Melrose, passed away on November 7th, 2019. Mr. Gallagher is survived by his devoted wife Stella Gallagher of Melrose, his loving son Keith Gallagher and wife Mindy of Wakefield, his late loving son Donald Gallagher "Donny", his sisters Joan and husband Marty Grella of Venice, Florida, Linda and husband Larry Hyde of Lynn, and his late brother Robert...
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Brian Christian Turley

August 4, 1936 - November 6, 2019

Brian Christian Turley passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose on November 6, 2019 after sitting down to enjoy his lunch. He was 83 years old. Brian, or "Tish" as he was known growing up, was born August 4, 1936 in Boston, MA, the fourth and last son to Thomas "TJ" and Winifred Turley. In his youth, Brian enjoyed summers at Camp Hale and Poland Springs Caddy Camp. He was educated at...
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Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver

February 3, 1958 - November 6, 2019

Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver, of Melrose died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on November 6, 2019. She was only 61 years of age. She enjoyed day trips to Seabrook NH, socializing with friends, watching CNN, big brother, HGTV and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife who always put her family first. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth K....
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William J. Bennett

May 13, 1939 - November 2, 2019

William J. 'Bill" Bennett of Melrose passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Bill was born on May 13, 1939 in Medford, MA. He was the son of Margaret and Fredrick Bennett. After graduating from Melvin V. Weldon Vocational High School in 1957, Bill enrolled in the United States Air Force and proudly served his county while in Germany during the Vietnam War. After...
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Charles Frederick Webb

September 2, 1929 - October 28, 2019

Charles Frederick Webb died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on October 28, 2019. He was 90 years of age. Born and raised in Melrose in 1929, he was the son of the late Mary (Coatman) Webb and Raymond E. Webb and married Cynthia Jones Webb in 1951. He graduated and was president of his 1947 Melrose High School Class, Fred also was captain of the MHS Football and Hockey teams and proud to be the...
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Alan Hoey

August 20, 1935 - October 24, 2019

Alan Hoey, age 84, of Wakefield, died peacefully October 24, 2019, from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia, surrounded by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Rita (Parziale) Hoey, and his son, Steven Alan Hoey, of Somerville. Al was born in Winthrop in 1935 to Lloyd Francis Hoey and Dorothea (Schueler) Hoey, but did most of his growing up on Upham Street in Melrose. After...
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William L. Hicks, Sr.

August 14, 1938 - October 21, 2019

William L. "Bill" Hicks, Sr., of Valrico, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, FL on Oct. 21, 2019 at the age of 81. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Joseph H. Barnes High School in East Boston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and resided in Melrose for 40 years. Bill was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and...
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Phyllis F. (Burns) Amato

August 26, 1937 - October 16, 2019

Phyllis F. (Burns) Amato, of Melrose, passed away at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Oct. 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Phyllis was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School. She resided in Malden until 1959, East Boston for 4 years and the past 56 years in Melrose. Phyllis worked as a Bookkeeper for Shawmut Bank in Boston, Metropolitan Bank in Melrose, Mellon Bank and Extra...
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Elena P. (Fiore) Previte

December 21, 1925 - October 15, 2019

Elena P. (Fiore) Previte passed away peacefully at The Residence at Melrose Station on Oct. 15, 2019. She was 93 years of age. Elena was born in Boston, MA to Joseph and Stella (Mariani) Fiore on December 21, 1925 and was the middle child of 5 children. She grew up in Hyde Park, MA where she graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1943. She then went on to attend Burdett College to pursue...
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Christina A. (MacKenzie) Franklin

September 7, 1931 - October 13, 2019

Christina A. (MacKenzie) Franklin passed away at her home in Tewksbury on October 13, 2019. She was 88 years of age. Mrs. Franklin was born in Boston on September 7, 1931 to the late Colin & Christina (Gillis) MacKenzie. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from high school in Dorchester before moving to Melrose. Christina lived in Melrose for over 35 years, Lynnfield for 33 years and in...
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George Angelo Stathopoulos

August 24, 1932 - October 11, 2019

George Angelo Stathopoulos died surrounded by his family at Sunrise at Garden Park Nursing Home in Peabody on October 11, 2019. He was 87 years of age. Angelo was born in Everett, on August 24, 1932 to the late Anthony & Sylvia (Pitts) Stathopoulos. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Mr. Stathopoulos entered the US Air Force and served his country with pride during...
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Michael P. Merrick

January 18, 1979 - October 11, 2019

Michael P. Merrick, of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 11, 2019 at 40 years of age. Michael was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1997. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked for Brox Industries in Dracut as a Laborer for the Laborer's Union Local # 22 for 18 years. Michael was an avid Boston sports fan, enjoyed playing little league baseball in Melrose...
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Shirley (McHatton) Crawford

December 13, 1928 - October 11, 2019

Shirley (McHatton) Crawford, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Oct. 11, 2019 at the age of 90. Shirley was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1946. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Program Manager for EMARC in Melrose prior to her retirement at the age of 62. Shirley also worked as a Certified Nurses Aid for the...
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Eleanor M. Lynn

August 8, 1934 - October 10, 2019

Eleanor M. Lynn (1934-2019) Salem resident Eleanor M. Lynn passed away on October 10th at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Eleanor was born in Chelsea, MA Aug 8, 1934 to the late Dr. Robert and Eleanor (Murdock) Lynn. She was raised in Melrose, MA, attending St. Mary's grammar and High Schools, graduating in 1952. She went on to Emmanuel College,...
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Walter J. Brown

September 26, 1928 - October 6, 2019

Walter J. Brown died at the C.W. Young VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL on October 6, 2019. He was 91 years of age. Walter was born in Boston on September 26, 1928 to the late Walter C. & Emelie (Myers) Brown. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Ringe & Latin. Mr. Brown entered the service at the age of 17 and served in...
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Henry W. Botte, Jr.

August 16, 1935 - October 6, 2019

Henry William Botte, Jr., died peacefully in his sleep on October 6, 2019. He lived in Malden and Melrose, Massachusetts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Ogunquit, Maine. Born in Malden in 1935 to Mary (Krukonis) and Henry Botte, he leaves behind his "girl" and wife of 59 years Peggy (Taggart) Botte of Melrose; his children, Linda O'Koniewski and David Bubier of Melrose, Laura Botte and Phelan...
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Dorothy F. (Drout) Cable

March 11, 1929 - October 4, 2019

Dorothy Frances (Drout) Cable, 90, on October 4, 2019. Most recently of Medford, Massachusetts, previously of Tiverton and Newport, Rhode Island. The daughter of James A. and Francis X (O'Rourke) Drout, Dorothy was born and raised in her beloved New York City. She was the mother of four children: Christopher Cable-Cheval of South Dakota, the late James Cable of Rome, New York, Gillian Cable...
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Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough

November 19, 1929 - September 28, 2019

Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough, of Wells, ME, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover on Sept. 28, 2019 at the age of 89. Dot was born in Worcester, raised in Holden and Cincinnati, OH and a graduate of North College Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for 30 years and Wells, ME for over 25 years. Dot worked as a Secretary for Flowtron in Malden for many...
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Mary T. (Keane) O'Brien

November 7, 1927 - September 27, 2019

Mary T. (Keane) O'Brien, of Melrose & Saugus, passed away at home on Sept. 27, 2019 at the age of 91. Mary was born & raised in Newton and a graduate of Newton High School. She resided in Medford for 21 years and the past 45 years in Melrose. Mary worked as a Dietitian for the Malden Hospital & Forest Dale Nursing Home, both in Malden and Oosterman's Rest Home & the Normandy House, both in...
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Nancy J. DiRienzo

November 13, 1957 - September 24, 2019

Nancy J. DiRienzo, of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital with her family by her side on Sept. 24, 2019 at the age of 61. Nancy was raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1976 and went on to attend Bentley University. She worked as a Senior Finance Manager for American Express for many years, was involved with community service,...
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Charles L. Grant

November 15, 1938 - September 24, 2019

Charles L. Grant passed away in Salem, MA, on September 24, 2019, at the age of 80. Charlie was born in Boston on November 15, 1938 to the late Charles Grant Sr. & Arlean (Dakin) Grant. He was raised in Roxbury and graduated from Charlestown High School. Charlie served his country with pride from 1955-1958 in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Grant lived in Melrose for 20 years...
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Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor

May 23, 1926 - September 23, 2019

Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor died peacefully at home on September 23, 2019. She was 93 years of age. Evelyn was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Axel Edgar & Olga (Hugo) Johnson. She was raised in Barrington, Rhode Island and has lived in Medford for the past 64 years. Evelyn was a homemaker who was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening...
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Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo

February 15, 1922 - September 20, 2019

Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, passed away at the Prescott House in North Andover on Sept. 20, 2019 at the age of 97. Virginia was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, raised in Wakefield, and attended Wakefield High School. She resided in Wakefield for 22 years and Melrose for many years. Virginia worked as a Dietary Aide for the Normandy House Nursing Home in...
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Anthony "Tony" DeFlumeri

August 13, 1931 - September 9, 2019

Anthony "Tony" DeFlumeri, of Melrose, passed away at the Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford on September 9, 2019 at the age of 88. Tony was born & raised in Mirabella, Italy and came to America in 1947. He resided in East Boston for over 35 years and the past 35 years in Melrose. Anthony was a caring, humble man with a big heart, who never wanted recognition and enjoyed exercising. He owned an...
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Thomas E. "Pops" Burns

August 8, 1940 - September 1, 2019

Thomas E. "Pops" Burns of Stoneham, formerly of Everett, passed away at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on September 1, 2019. He was 79 years of age. Thomas was a Marine Corps Veteran. Mr. Burns was predeceased in death by his wife of 55 years Nancy (O'Brien) Burns. Devoted father of Thomas Burns & his wife Debbie of FL, Dorothy Barme & her husband Wayne of Wilmington, James Burns of...
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Francis J. "Jiga" Stamegna

April 10, 1957 - August 30, 2019

Francis J. "Jiga" Stamegna, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on August 30, 2019, age 62. He was born and raised in Melrose and was a lifelong resident. Jiga, also known to friends and family as Francis, Franny, Fran, Frank or Tabby, brought the party to heaven when he danced through the pearly gates on Friday, August 30th. Heaven just became a lot more fun, but the world has become a much sadder...
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Domenico "Mimmo" Ternullo

April 1, 1952 - August 30, 2019

Domenico "Mimmo" Ternullo, of Saugus, died August 30th, 2019 at the age of 67, after a brief illness. Domenic was born on in Augusta, Sicily on April 1, 1952 to Giovanni and Carmela (LaPorta) Ternullo. He spent his childhood in Sicily before immigrating with his family to the United States at the age of 16. Domenic owned and operated G&T Auto body on Tremont Street in Melrose, MA since 1977....
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Stephen E. O'Neil

March 5, 1948 - August 29, 2019

Stephen E. O'Neil, of Concord, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at home on August 29, 2019 at the age of 71. Stephen was the devoted son of the late Walter R. & Anne E. (Chaisson) O'Neil. Caring brother of James O'Neil & his wife Linda of Hampton, NH, Anne O'Neil, Patricia O'Neil, both of Sorrento, FL and Timothy O'Neil & his wife Linda of Wakefield. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives &...
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Richard J."Dick" Flannigan

April 22, 1927 - August 29, 2019

Richard Johnson Flannigan, of Melrose, Massachusetts. Passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by cherished wife Elizabeth Lucy (Galley) with whom he shared 59 years of marriage, until her death in 2014. Devoted Father of Joanne Cotton and her husband Daniel Cotton. Beloved grandfather of Michael Murphy, Maxwell Cotton, and Madison Cotton. Father and...
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Janet M. (Rogers) Milligan

November 1, 1945 - August 27, 2019

Janet M. (Rogers) Milligan passed away suddenly at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH on August 27, 2019. She was only 73 years. Janet was born in Boston on November 1, 1945 to the late Ralph & Florence (Forrest) Rogers. Janet was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Dorchester High School, lived in Melrose, Walpole, Franklin and several other communities in Massachusetts before moving to...
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George R. Mitchell

September 11, 1940 - August 27, 2019

George Robert Mitchell of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and Naples, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 27th at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. He was 78 years old. Devoted husband of Judith A. "Judy" (Tracia) Mitchell for 33 years. Loving father of Richard Mitchell and his wife Tammy of New Hampshire, Joey Catanzariti and his wife Michele, also of New Hampshire and Carmen Catanzariti...
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Susan (Lykogiannis) Georgantas

January 8, 1916 - August 25, 2019

Susan (Lykogiannis) Georgantas, of Melrose On August 26th, 1972, our grandfather passed away. On August 25th, he came to retrieve his love. With 103 years behind her, our grandmother represented so many things. She was not only full of class and sophistication, but she possessed a courage that we couldn't even fathom. To put all her faith into her husband and to take the two-week journey to the...
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Edith A. Grassi

August 23, 1924 - August 24, 2019

In Memory of Edith Agnes Grassi August 23, 1924 – August 24, 2019 Edith A. Grassi, long-time resident of Melrose, MA died peacefully in the company of family on Saturday August 24, 2019 one day after attaining her 95th birthday. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of Robert N. Grassi who predeceased her in 2014. Edith was born in Haverhill, MA, one of eight brothers and sisters. ...
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Donald J. Gautreau

September 11, 1935 - August 23, 2019

Donald J. Gautreau , of Melrose, died on August 23, 2019, age 83. Donald was born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1935 to Annie McGeoghegan Gautreau and Cyrille Gautreau, Don graduated from Boston English High School where he was an All Scholastic football player. A Marine Corps veteran, he played football for Camp Lejeune and was All Marine Guard in 1956. He received his Bachelors' degree at Boston...
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Paul J. Feeley

January 23, 1956 - August 22, 2019

Paul J. Feeley, life-long resident of Melrose, died suddenly on August 22, 2019 at the age of 63. Paul adored his family. He was a devoted husband, proud father, loving brother and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Paul graduated from Melrose High School in 1974. He went on to earn a Bachelors Degree from the University of Lowell and a Masters Degree from Lesley University. He enjoyed...
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Virginia M. "Ginny" Mitstifer

August 4, 1945 - August 20, 2019

Virginia M. "Ginny" (Kelley) Mitstifer, of Melrose, died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on August 20, 2019 at the age of 74. Ginny was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1963. She went on to earn her degree from Salem State University in 1967 and her Master's degree from Lesley College. Ginny resided in Melrose for most of her life, was a...
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Stephen Charles Limone

June 12, 1951 - August 20, 2019

Stephen Charles Limone passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 20, 2019 at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife Vi, daughter Leah and husband Neil Slyva and their children Paul and Abby, son Christopher, son Brendan and wife Katharine Mooney and their daughter Marinel, sister Pamela and husband Robert McGrath, brothers Douglas and wife Brenda(Murphy), brother...
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Dr. Edward R. Boyd

November 21, 1930 - August 15, 2019

Dr. Edward R. Boyd, of Melrose, died at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on August 15, 2019 at the age of 88. Dr. Boyd was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier from 1948-1952. Ed went on to Boston University and earned his...
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Richard "Chips" Cooney

April 28, 1940 - August 14, 2019

Richard "Chips" Cooney passed away on August 14, 2019. He was 79 years of age. Chips was born in Melrose on April 28, 1940, raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School and from New England Broadcasting School.He served his country with pride in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Chips worked as a program director at Channel 38 and for the past 20 years worked as the recreational...
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Stephen W. "Bill" McAteer

October 1, 1944 - August 14, 2019

Stephen W. "Bill" McAteer died at Glenridge Nursing Home in Medford on August 14, 2019. He was 74 years of age. Bill was born in Malden on October 1, 1944, he was raised in Malden and Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School and attended Boston University. Mr. McAteer lived in Melrose for 10 years and then in the Maplewood Section of Malden for most of his life. Bill worked in...
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Frances T. (Colantuone) LaVita

March 29, 1930 - August 12, 2019

Frances T. (Colantuone) LaVita, of Haverhill, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Wingate at Haverhill on August 12, 2019 at the age of 89. Frances was born & raised in East Boston, a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1947 and went on to attend business school. She resided in Melrose for 34 years, Stoneham for 15 years, Saugus for 8 years, Peabody for 5 years and the past year in...
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Phyllis (Lanzilli) Catalogna

July 4, 1921 - August 10, 2019

. Phyllis (Lanzilli) Catalogna passed away at Windsor Place in Wilmington on August 10, 2019 at the age of 98. She was born in East Boston on July 4, 1921 to the late Peter & Josephine (Ciabburi) Lanzilli. Phyllis was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1938. Prior to her marriage to Vincent Phyllis worked in the payroll department at Filenes and knew Mr....
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Maureen E. (James) Vellucci

December 9, 1941 - August 10, 2019

Maureen E. (James) Vellucci of Malden, passed away on August 10, 2019. She was the beloved wife of 49 years to Cosmo D Vellucci.. Maureen was born and raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. She worked as a paralegal and in retail for a while but spent most of her life as a stay at home mom to raise her children and her grandchildren. She completed courses at Bunker Hill...
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William A. Lacey

August 10, 1953 - August 8, 2019

William A. Lacey of Stoneham, MA, passed away on August 8, at the age of 65. He was husband to Linda (Scanlon) Lacey, the beloved son of William J. Lacey of Erie, PA. and the late Martha (Royce) Lacey, devoted brother to Mary S. Lacey of Stoneham and Timothy M. Lacey of Malden, and the loving nephew to Jack and Nancy Lacey of Erie, PA. Bill is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews....
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Gilda P. (Lanzilli) Perrone

August 5, 1929 - August 5, 2019

Gilda P. Perrone passed away on her birthday at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on August 5, 2019. She was 90 years of age. Gilda was born in Boston on August 5, 1929 to the late Peter & Josephine (Ciabburi) Lanzilli. She was raised in Somerville, graduated from Somerville High School in 1947 and lived there for many years. Mrs. Perrone and her late husband John moved to Melrose in 1965...
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Marie C. (Nutile) Taylor

July 3, 1926 - August 4, 2019

Marie C. (Nutile) Taylor of Melrose died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on August 4th, 2019, at the age of 93. She was born in Boston and moved to Melrose in 1962 with her late husband John E. Taylor. She joined "The Gal's Club" shortly after moving to Melrose where she made lifelong friendships. She loved traveling with family and friends and refinishing furniture. In addition to...
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Letitia A. "Ti" (Winton) Walsh

May 6, 1924 - August 2, 2019

Letitia A. "Ti" Walsh, of Melrose, passed away at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose on August 2, 2019 at the age of 95. Letitia was born & raised in Stoneham and a graduate of Stoneham High School. She was a homemaker, longtime Melrose resident and member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose for many years. Letitia was sweet, strong, independent and her family & friends were the most important part...
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Dorothy T. (Quigley) McCurdy

March 1, 1932 - July 30, 2019

Dorothy T. (Quigley) McCurdy, of Lynn, died at the Brudnick Center in Peabody on July 30, 2019 at the age of 87. Dorothy was born in Everett, a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Melrose and went on to earn her degree from Emmanuel College in Boston. She was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Lynnfield for many years and resided in Lynn for 60 years. Dorothy worked as a Food Chemist...
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Lois E. (Courage) Gilligan

February 7, 1933 - July 28, 2019

Lois E. (Courage) Gilligan, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on July 28, 2019 at the age of 86. Lois was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford, High School. She worked as an Assembler for Transitron, Compugraphic's and AGFA in Wilmington for over 20 years before her retirement and resided in Melrose for over 45 years. Lois was a member of St. Mary's...
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Robert S. "Rob" Neil

February 9, 1965 - July 26, 2019

Robert S. "Rob" Neil, of Melrose, passed away at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on July 26, 2019 at the age of 54. Rob was born and raised in Melrose, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1983. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Bentley University. He worked as an Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for over 30 years and was a Spin...
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Nicholas W. Wofsey

January 21, 1993 - July 26, 2019

Nicholas William Wofsey, of Malden, died unexpectedly, July 26, 2019, age 26. Nicholas will always be remembered as a funny, kind and unique person. He loved spending his summers up at the lakes of New Hampshire with his family and best friends where he would boat, tube and jet ski until the sun went down. He would love adventuring down to Revere beach and eat Bianchi's pizza on the beach wall or...
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