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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

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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Phyllis A. (Terenzio) Capuano

March 13, 1932 - July 24, 2019

Phyllis A. (Terenzio) Capuano passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on July 24, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Phyllis was born in Winthrop on March 13, 1932 to the late Dominic & Rose (Fusco) Terenzio. She was raised in Revere, attended Revere Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for over 60 years. Mrs. Capuano worked as the bookkeeper for her husband's business Capuano...
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Christopher J. Clark

June 1, 1962 - July 23, 2019

Christopher J "Chris" Clark, beloved husband, son,brother, son-in-law, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at the age of 57, surrounded by family on July 23, 2019. Chris was born and raised in Quincy MA, had a successful business career in IT, and was able to enjoy his real passion in life, hockey, by playing both varsity and semi-pro. He and his wife Lisa where avid travelers and had...
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John L. "Jack" Devereaux

April 24, 1929 - July 21, 2019

John L. Devereaux, of Stoneham, died July 21, 2019 at the age of 90. Born in West Roxbury, MA on April 24th, 1929 to Clarence Frances and Mary Loretta (Taylor) Devereaux of South Boston. Jack graduated from Boston Latin High School in 1946. After graduating, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country honorably during WWII. Following the war Jack furthered his education at...
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Neil J. Daly

February 2, 1968 - July 20, 2019

Neil J. Daly passed away at Beth Israel Hospital on July 20, 2019. He was 51 years of age. Neil was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High school, Class of 1986. He was a lifelong resident of Melrose and had just recently moved to Malden. Neil was a 2nd generation member of the Plumbers Union Local #12 and worked as a union plumber for many years on numerous projects in...
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John C. Rossi

January 7, 1939 - July 20, 2019

John C. Rossi, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 20th, 2019 at the age of 80. John was born in Boston on June 7th, 1939 to John & Anna (Nazzaro) Rossi. He was raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools before moving on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Bentley College. John also served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He worked at Polaroid for many years; and was a member...
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Kristen Marie (Lynch) Fennelly

March 2, 1969 - July 18, 2019

Kristen Marie (Lynch) Fennelly passed away peacefully at home on July 18, 2019 after a long illness. Kristen was born on March 2, 1969. She grew up in Melrose, MA, graduating from Melrose High School in 1987 and Middlesex Community College in 1991 with her Associates Degree in Business. Kristen went on to work as a clinic manager for Riverside Outpatient Center in Wakefield, MA for many years. ...
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Lorraine M. (Belhumeur) Levasseur

October 26, 1930 - July 16, 2019

Lorraine M. (Belhumeur) Levasseur, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 16, 2019 at the age of 88. She was born in Somerville on October 26, 1930 to Carl and Lavina (Clarkin) Belhumeur. There was never a dull moment in the life of Lorraine Levasseur, known to many as Nanie. A lot of people would not realize how funny she actually was and the smiles she would put on our faces each day. Lorraine...
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Nancy L. (O'Brien) Burns

June 29, 1943 - July 14, 2019

Nancy Louise (O'Brien) Burns, Age 76, of Stoneham, formerly of Malden passed away on Sunday June 14, 2019.  Nancy was born in Revere on June 29, 1943 to the late George E. O'Brien and Dorothy L. (Phillips) O'Brien. She grew up and graduated from Malden High School.  She was a homemaker and worked for US Postal Service in South Boston until her retirement in 2004.  Nancy enjoyed spending time...
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Paul F. Markham

May 22, 1930 - July 13, 2019

Paul F. Markham passed away at Brooksby Village in Peabody on July 13, 2019, he was 89 years of age. Paul F Markham was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife Claire, whom he met on the beach in Gloucester nearly 70 years ago, his children Ellen, Jane, Susan, Paul, John and Mary, his grandchildren Mira and Julia, May and Sean, Paul and Lauren, Jimmy and Owen, Nina and...
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William E. Ball

December 9, 1922 - July 11, 2019

William E. Ball died at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on July 11, 2019 at the age of 96. William was born in Woburn on December 9, 1922 and was the son of the late John Ball and Helen (Flaherty) Ball. William was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School class of 1940. He moved to Melrose when he married Mary Clark at St. Mary's Church in Melrose on April 30, 1949 and resided there...
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Mary E. (Gordon) Delaney

May 25, 1918 - July 10, 2019

Mary E. (Gordon) Delaney passed away at the Greenwood Nursing Home & Rehab in Wakefield on July 10, 2019. She was 101 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on May 25, 1918 to the late William & Mary B. (Sheridan) Gordon. She was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose Schools and graduated from Malden Business School. Mrs. Delaney was a lifelong resident of Melrose and was a founding member of...
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Charlotte J. (Michalski) Nobile Linehan

October 28, 1945 - July 10, 2019

Charlotte J. (Michalski) Nobile Linehan died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 10, 2019. She was 73 years of age. Charlotte was born in Chelsea on October 28, 1945 to the late Joseph & Mary (Lawnicki) Michalski. She was raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Schools and graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston. Mrs. Linehan worked as a teacher's aide for 33 years at the Shore...
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Loraine (Gregoire) Campbell

September 4, 1926 - July 5, 2019

On Friday, July 5, 2019, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother H. Loraine Campbell passed away at the age of 92. Loraine was born at the Boston Lying-In Hospital to parents Helen (Murphy) and William Gregoire on September 4th, 1926. She lived a happy childhood on Orchard Street in Medford, MA, where she met many friends and the love of her life, Jack Campbell. Family was...
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Lillian E. (Carney) Parrish

April 14, 1917 - July 5, 2019

Lillian E. (Carney) Parrish, passed away at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose on July, 5, 2019 at 102 years of age. Lillian was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1935. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of St. Mary's Church. Lillian was a former Chairman of the motor services at the Red Cross and also volunteered at the Red Cross for many...
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Ellen J. (Jacobs) Cabral

February 27, 1957 - July 3, 2019

Ellen J. (Jacobs) Cabral, of Malden, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on July 3, 2019 at the age of 62. Ellen was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School. She went on to attend Salem State College and was a lifelong Malden resident. Ellen was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, sewing, quilting and cross stitching. She and her husband enjoyed their time together,...
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June Ferguson Raymond

April 9, 1931 - June 27, 2019

June Raymond, musician, nurse, seamstress, gardener, cook, golfer, mother, grandmother, and friend, died in her 89th year on June 27th, 2019. Born and raised in Endicott, NY with proud southern roots, she graduated from Union Endicott High School where she played the trumpet, oboe, and bassoon. She was also a gifted pianist, organist, and vocalist. June graduated from the Charles S. Wilson...
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John W. "Jack" Wise

June 14, 1937 - June 27, 2019

Deacon Jack Wise was born June 14, 1937. Son of the late William and Anne (Simpson) Wise. Loving husband to Marion G. (Stewart) Wise with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. In addition to his loving wife Marion, Deacon Jack is survived by their seven children: Marguerite (Eddie), Shawn (Linda), Michelle (Rob), Erin, Kerry, Dennis (Jayne), Colleen (Sean) and twelve grandchildren:...
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Robert Luke Kenny, Sr.

February 13, 1931 - June 22, 2019

Robert L. Kenny Sr., of Melrose died in Maine on June 22, 2019, age 88. Bob was born in Medford where he spent his youth. He graduated from Malden Catholic High School. He then Joined the Air Force serving during the Korean War conflict in North Africa occasionally working as the base disc jockey. He married early in his enlistment to Peggy, his wife of 67 years. They raised their four children...
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Frederick R. Kelley, jr

October 13, 1935 - June 22, 2019

Frederick Robert Kelley Jr. of Chelsea and Little Neck, Ipswich passed peacefully surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on June 22, 2019. He was 83 years of age. Beloved and devoted husband of Maryalice (Quigley) Kelley. Loving father of Frederick R. Kelley III & his wife Lauren of Melrose, Nancy "Trudy" Lydon & her husband Jim of Reading and Kara Kelley of Charlestown....
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Marie A. (Benoit) McCusker

February 28, 1942 - June 18, 2019

Marie A. (Benoit) McCusker of Melrose, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 18, 2019 at the age of 77. Marie was born and raised in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada and came to the United States at the age of 17. She resided in Medford for several years and then Melrose for almost 60 years. Marie worked at Alpha Industries in Woburn for over 20 years before her retirement. She loved...
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James M. Phillips, Jr.

June 2, 1934 - June 16, 2019

James M. Phillips Jr, 85 of Newton MA, formally of Melrose MA and Saugus MA died Sunday June 16, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1934 to the late Bessie Lee Grantham and James M. Phillips Sr. of Alabama. Following high school he joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War. After his service he went on to earn a college degree through the GI bill. Jim was a long time resident of Melrose. He...
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Roy W. Baker

July 2, 1923 - June 12, 2019

Roy W. Baker of Ocean Park Maine (formerly of Melrose Massachusetts) died peacefully on Wednesday, June 12th at the Residences at Melrose Station, Melrose Massachusetts. He was 95 years old, born July 2, 1923 in East Boston Massachusetts. He was the only son of Fred and Alice Baker. Roy was raised in the Melrose Highlands and graduated from Melrose High School in 1941. Upon graduation he...
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Jean M. (Cosco) Claire

August 8, 1935 - June 12, 2019

Jean M. (Cosco) Claire, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on June 12, 2019 at the age of 83. Jean was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of St. Rose High School, Class of 1953. She resided in Medford for 20 years and Melrose since 1999. Jean worked as a Cashier for Shaw's supermarket in Melrose for 8 years and was a former Bank Manager for Eastern Bank in...
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Priscilla L. "Silka" Hook

June 3, 1948 - June 7, 2019

Priscilla L. "Silka" Hook of Concord, formerly of Melrose, died on June 7, 2019, age 71. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1966 and from Regis College. Silka was a person who made friends wherever she went. She honestly cared about people and felt she learned something from everyone she met. To her, some were friends for the moment others became friends...
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Michael Mahon

July 22, 1950 - June 4, 2019

Michael Mahon was born in South Boston on July 22, 1950. He lived in Melrose his entire well lived life. He died after a brief illness on June 4, 2019, age 68. Michael was predeceased by his loving parents Edward M. & Alice F. (Daly) Mahon in 2008. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He received the Robert Nordstrom Award at graduation for his outstanding...
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Jean M. (Monahan) Conn

June 2, 1935 - June 1, 2019

Jean Marie (Monahan) Conn passed away at her home in Saugus on Saturday June 1, 2019. She was born in Medford on June 2, 1935 to the late Arthur & Arline (Berrigan) Monahan. Jean and her brother Richard grew up in Melrose. She graduated from St. Mary's Elementary School and St. Mary's High School in Melrose. Following High School, she attended Chandler School for Women. Jean worked at the...
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Roger A. Nadeau

June 24, 1963 - May 26, 2019

Roger A. Nadeau passed away at the Dexter House in Malden on May 26, 2019. He was 55 years of age. Roger was born in Melrose on June 24, 1963 to John & Martha Nadeau. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1981, and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. A plumber by trade, Roger loved fishing, boating and enjoyed spending time vacationing in Florida and Cape Cod;...
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Katherine M. "Kappy" Cremin

October 17, 1944 - May 25, 2019

Katherine Cremin, (Kappy) 74, beloved sister, aunt, godmother, cousin and friend, died suddenly, peacefully, and in the state of grace on May 25, 2019. Katherine was born in Boston, MA, grew up in Somerville, and spent the last 35 years in Melrose, MA. She attended St Polycarp and public schools in Somerville, later studied early childhood education and worked at The Elizabeth Peabody House Pre...
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Stephen P. McMahon

October 26, 1947 - May 21, 2019

Stephen P. McMahon, of Malden, died peacefully on May 21st, 2019 at the age of 71. He was born on October 26, 1947 to Walter & Louise (Berry) McMahon, was raised in Everett, and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea. Stephen enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school. He served honorably for four years during the Vietnam War. After his time in the service, Stephen went...
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James F. McGonagle

December 9, 1943 - May 20, 2019

James F. McGonagle, of Danvers, formerly of Malden & Melrose, died at the Hunt Nursing & Rehab Center in Danvers on May 20, 2019 at the age of 75. Jim was born in Melrose, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1961. He went on to attend Southern Connecticut State University. Jim worked as an Engineer for the Metropolitan District Commission for over 40 years before his...
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Margaret M. "Peg" Berkland

June 29, 1930 - May 18, 2019

Margaret M. (Rawson) "Peg" Berkland, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on May 18th, 2019. Peg was born in Medford, MA on June 29, 1930 to the late Charles and Margaret (McGee) Rawson. She was raised in Arlington before the family moved to Milton in 1940. Peg graduated Milton High School in 1947 and was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She went on to work at Eastern Gas in Dedham...
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Michael DiSalvo

February 21, 1922 - May 17, 2019

Michael DiSalvo, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 17, 2019 at the age of 97. Michael was born in Civitanova, Italy and came to America in 1955. He resided in Revere for several years, Chelsea for 45 years and 13 years in Melrose. Michael worked as a Pharmacist Assistant for Massachusetts General Hospital for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of...
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Anna M. Murphy

February 12, 1930 - May 16, 2019

Anna Murphy was born in the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Irish immigrant parents Michael Joseph Murphy and Jane McNamee Murphy, joining her brother Bob. While she was still a young child the family returned to Limerick, Ireland where her parents built a home in Corbally, Limerick. Sadly, her mother died from pernicious anemia when Anna was about seven years old. Anna's stepmother Una joined...
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Rosemary E. (Giordano) Peterson

April 12, 1928 - May 15, 2019

Rosemary E. Peterson, 91, of Melrose, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Rosemary grew up in Everett. She graduated from Everett High School and the University of Massachusetts. Rosemary was the loving wife of Leonard, who died in 2008, and the devoted mother of eight children: Christine (John Horneff), Mark (Fay Reinhalter), John (Sheila Cody), Daniel (Joy Gould), Julia (Bruce McAllister), Ellen,...
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Joan R. (Labate) Lavina

October 3, 1920 - May 10, 2019

Joan R. (Labate) Lavina passed away at the Melrose Healthcare Facility on May 10, 2019. Joan was born in Chelsea on October 3, 1920 to the late Aphonso & Maria (Patano) Labate. She was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School and has been a resident of Melrose since 1955. Joan was a dedicated wife and mother who worked as a secretary in the Veteran's Office for the City of Melrose...
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M. Wayne Preston

June 20, 1940 - May 8, 2019

M. Wayne Preston died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 8, 2019. He was 78 years of age. Wayne was born in Moberly, Missouri on June 20, 1940 to the late John & Cleo (Kribbs) Preston. He was raised in Moberly, graduated from Moberly High School, from Moberly Junior College, where he excelled in basketball and baseball, and then entered the US Navy. Mr. Preston served his country with pride and...
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Marie Josephine (Martell) Colosimo

June 7, 1931 - May 7, 2019

Marie Josephine (Martell) Colosimo passed away at the Oosterman Rest Home in Melrose on May 7, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Marie was born in Cambridge on June 7, 1931 to the late Amabel & Catherine (Martel) Martell. Marie was raised in Cambridge, attended Cambridge High & Latin and lived in Cambridge until 1980. Mrs. Colosimo lived in Medford for a few years, several years in Tewksbury and the...
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Phyllis A. Newman

June 9, 1924 - May 6, 2019

Phyllis A. Newman, 94, died peacefully at her home in the Harvest Hill retirement community in Lebanon, New Hampshire on May 6, 2019 after a long illness. Phyllis was born Phyllis Lacasse in Lowell, MA and spent her early years in Wakefield, until her family moved to Melrose, where she lived for more than 70 years. She was the oldest of four girls and a mainstay of her family. Her first job after...
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Philip M. Walsh

September 2, 1953 - May 3, 2019

Philip M. Walsh, 65, of Union, NH died peacefully on May 3, 2019 with his loving children nearby. Phil was born in Melrose, started his family in Billerica, and lived for many years in Malden. He spent his too-short retirement living in the Schoolhouse in Union, where he enjoyed being close to his children and grandchildren. After graduating Melrose High School, an accident at Lyman's...
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Gerald H. "Jerry" McCarthy

February 7, 1931 - April 30, 2019

Gerald H. "Jerry" McCarthy, of Melrose, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 30, 2019 at the age of 88. Jerry was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield for many years. Jerry started with the Boston & Maine Railroad as an Apprentice in the 1940's and worked for over...
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Denise (MacDonald) Barbagallo

July 23, 1963 - April 30, 2019

Denise (MacDonald) Barbagallo passed away at her home in Saugus on April 30, 2019. She was only 55 years of age. Denise was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1981. She lived in Peabody for 10 years and the past 4 years in Saugus. Mrs. Barbagallo was a homemaker who also worked for several years at Winchester Hospital as a massage therapist. Denise loved going to her...
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Dianne (Alabiso) Lucci

May 19, 1943 - April 25, 2019

Dianne (Alabiso) Lucci, of Reading, formerly of Melrose, passed away suddenly while surrounded by family at Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 25, 2019 at the age of 75. Born in Cambridge, Dianne was raised in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School (1961) before moving to Reading in 1971. She was a hairdresser at Joseph Allen Hairdressing Salon in Boston receiving several awards. Dianne...
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Jean F. (Nagle) Berner

December 14, 1929 - April 22, 2019

Jean F. (Nagle) Berner, of Melrose, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 22, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Jean was born in Medford, raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Berner was a dedicated wife and mother to her four daughters and has been a resident of Melrose for over 60 years. She loved to read, was a big fan of Lifetime Movies and loved spending...
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Lois M. Squires

July 10, 1956 - April 19, 2019

Lois M. Squires of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 19, 2019. She was 62 years of age. Lois was the beloved daughter of Joan (O'Brien) Squires of Stoneham and the late Alfred E. "Jack" Squires, Jr. Loving sister of Edward J. Squires of Stoneham, Catherine A. Robbins & her husband of Wakefield, and Susan L. Symes of Fitchburg. Cherished aunt of Jessica L....
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John Paul Napolitano

February 17, 1948 - April 15, 2019

John Paul Napolitano died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 15, 2019. He was 71 years of age. John was born in Boston on February, 17, 1948. He was raised in Charlestown, attended Charlestown schools and lived in Charlestown for many years. Mr. Napolitano moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a top notch chef at the Binion's Casino in the old town section of Vegas in the...
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Mary C. (Willwerth) Rosati

December 22, 1937 - April 14, 2019

Mary C. (Willwerth) Rosati died peacefully at Wingate of Reading Nursing Home on April 14, 2019. She was 81 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on December 22, 1937 to the late Joseph & Mary (Keating) Willwerth. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. Mary lived in Stoneham for several years but most of her life in Melrose. She was a...
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Joseph E. "Chipper" Costanza, Jr.

December 12, 1947 - April 13, 2019

Joseph E. "Chipper" Costanza Jr. died at his home in Melrose on April 13, 2019. He was 71 years of age. Joseph was born on December 12, 1947, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Mr. Costanza worked as a machinist at the Polaroid Corporation for over 25 years. Chipper was a lover of sports and was a huge Boston sports fan. He was a...
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Joseph P. Staffier

May 21, 1994 - April 12, 2019

Joseph Paul Staffier died at his home in Reading on April 12, 2019; he was 24 years of age. Joe was a beloved son, brother and friend. He enjoyed spending his free time with his family. He enjoyed his time up at his family's home in Sugar Hill New Hampshire. Whether it was snowboarding at Cannon and Loon Mountain in the winter. Along with snowshoeing and snowmobiling all around the property. In...
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Leola V. (Maclean) McCallum

November 22, 1926 - April 10, 2019

Leola V. McCallum, of Melrose, passes away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 10, 2019 at the age of 92. Leola was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Melrose resident. Leola worked as a Nurse's Aide for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years, a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Melrose, where she...
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Beverly P. (Miller) Nee

November 16, 1930 - April 7, 2019

Beverly P. (Miller) Nee, passed into glory on April 7, 2019, after an accidental head injury from a fall on Saturday April 6th. Makes it clear, we are not guaranteed tomorrow, so glad she had a personal relationship with her Savior Jesus and is now in heaven. Grew up in Barre Vermont and graduate of Spaulding High School class of 48. Moved to Beacon Hill in Boston as a young woman. Worked for...
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Donald A. Comeau

October 13, 1927 - April 7, 2019

Donald A. Comeau passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 7, 2019. He was born in East Boston on October 13, 1927 to the late Jeremie & Elizabeth (Mailette) Comeau, raised in Quincy & Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. Mr. Comeau worked at the H.P. Hood Company in the Ice Cream Division for 34 years, retiring in 1986 as a telephone salesman. Donald has been a Melrose resident...
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Mary P. (McDonald) Fuller

March 16, 1931 - April 6, 2019

Mary P. (McDonald) Fuller, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2019 at the age of 88. Mary was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Girls Latin High School, Class of 1949. She went on to attend Boston Clerical School and received her Bachelor's degree from Bentley College. Mary resided in Melrose since 1971 and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in...
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Judith S. Clark

June 9, 1934 - April 5, 2019

Judith "Judy" (Southerton) Clark, 84, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, died peacefully on April 5, 2019. Judy grew up in West Haven CT and graduated from Wells College. She moved to New York City and worked in publishing, including for Seventeen magazine. There, Judy met her husband of 58 years, H. Chandler Clark. They were married in 1959 in Woodbridge CT, where they...
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Josephine E. "Josie" (Antonucci) Amicone

April 8, 1928 - April 4, 2019

Josephine E."Josie" (Antonucci) Amicone of Melrose passed away peacefully on April 4th 2019 surrounded by her Loved ones. She was the wife of the late Joseph A Amicone to who she was married to for 60 years. In her younger days she was the cake decorator for the first national supermarket and then at the Wyoming bakery in Melrose where she shared many fun years with her sister Clemmie and...
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Janet L. (Putney) Metzler

December 17, 1932 - April 3, 2019

Janet L. (Putney) Metzler died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 3, 2019. She was 86 years of age. She was a graduate of Medford High School, class of 1951 and was a longtime resident of Melrose. Janet was a dedicated employee to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over 25 years. She enjoyed traveling with friends and spending time in Maine with her companion, Jim. Ms. Metzler was an avid...
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Paul G. Ferguson

November 11, 1954 - March 30, 2019

Paul G. Ferguson, of Wakefield, died peacefully with his family by his side on March 30th, 2019 at the age of 64. Most beloved husband of 37 years to Susan (Belmonte) Ferguson of Wakefield. Loving father of Susan Koutalakis & her husband Jason Rizzo of Billerica, Stephen Koutalakis & his wife Amanda of Winthrop, Angela Rabbitt & her husband Joseph of Plymouth. Most cherished & adored grandfather...
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