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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

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 – 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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