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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

Jean (Fowler) Neale

July 14, 1931 - November 27, 2014

Jean (Fowler) Neale, of Malden, died at home on Nov. 27, 2014 at the age of 83. Jean was born & raised in Medford, a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1949 and went on to attend Bridgewater State College. She was a homemaker and longtime Warden Election Official for the city of Malden for many years. Jean loved to ballroom dance and enjoyed putting on dances every Saturday and New Years...
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David M. Kendricken

December 19, 1988 - November 23, 2014

David M. Kendricken passed away suddenly, by accident, on Sunday, November 23, 2014. He was only 25 years of age. David was born in Boston, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 2007 and from Fitchburg State University, Class of 2012 with a degree in Communication, Film Production and a minor in writing. Mr. Kendricken had a passion for film at a very young age and...
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Jean Sylvia (Hatch) MacDonnell

February 12, 1932 - November 14, 2014

Jean Sylvia (Hatch) MacDonnell, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 14, 2014 at the age of 82. Jean was born in Howland, ME, a graduate of Malden High School and went on to Secretarial School. She worked as the City Treasurer for the City of Melrose for 31 years before her retirement. Jean enjoyed knitting, hand crafts, crocheting and reading. She loved & adored spending...
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Stanley D. Staskawicz

January 15, 1924 - November 14, 2014

Stanley D. Staskawicz passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield, on November 14, 2014. He was 90 years of age. Stanley was born in Poland on January 15, 1924 to the late Julius & Anna (Chrepowicz) Staskawicz, he was raised in Boston and attended Boston schools. He entered the US Army in 1942 and served his country with pride during WWII. Mr. Staskawicz served for 3 years overseas...
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Gloria R. (Perrotta) Petti

February 3, 1928 - November 12, 2014

Gloria R. (Perrotta) Petti, of Melrose, died at the Peabody Glenn Health Care Center in Peabody on Nov. 12, 2014 at the age of 86. Gloria was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High school, Class of 1945. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose for most of her life. Gloria enjoyed traveling with her late husband all over Europe, Florida, Alaska, Foxwoods, Cruises and Las Vegas...
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William F. Tracy

June 24, 1929 - November 10, 2014

William F. Tracy, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Nov. 10, 2014 at the age of 85. Bill was born & raised in Cambridge and attended Cambridge schools. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the war, he worked as a General Manager for Scully Signal Corp. in Wilmington for 37 years before owning & operating Industrial Equipment...
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Alfonso M. Giangrande

February 13, 1925 - November 9, 2014

Alfonso M. Giangrande, of Melrose, died at The Atrium in Danvers on Nov. 9, 2014 at the age of 89. Alfonso was born in East Boston, raised in Somerville, a graduate of Boston English High School with honors and went on to attend Boston University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning from the war, he resided in Malden for 15 years and Melrose for over 40 years....
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Joseph E. Costanza

June 19, 1918 - November 7, 2014

Joseph E. Costanza passed away at his home in Melrose on November 7, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was 96 years of age. Joseph was born in Malden on June 19, 1918 to the late Nicholas & Mary (Durante) Costanza. He was raised in Malden, attended Malden schools and has been a resident of Melrose since 1944. He served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. Joseph was a...
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Mary (Dinati) DiCarlo

September 27, 1913 - November 4, 2014

Marie "Mary" (Dinati) DiCarlo passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 4, 2014. She was 101 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on September 27, 1913 to the late Ionnetta & Rosina (Pascucia) Dinati. She was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and was a resident of Melrose until the death of her husband Frank in 1994. Mrs. DiCarlo was a homemaker and has been living in...
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Kevin J. Hurley

October 21, 1946 - November 4, 2014

Kevin J. Hurley passed away at his home in Melrose on November 4, 2014. He was 68 years of age. Kevin was born in Melrose on October 21, 1946 to the late Charles J. & Katherine M. (Twomey) Hurley. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School; where he played football and baseball and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Kevin served his country with pride in the US Army during...
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William T. "Bill" Turner

August 23, 1945 - October 17, 2014

William T. "Bill" Turner, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on October 17, 2014 at the age of 69. Bill was born in Stoneham, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1963. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After returning from Vietnam, Bill resided in Melrose for 40 years and Malden for...
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Phyllis Edith (Tengberg) Mattucci

February 23, 1931 - October 14, 2014

Phyllis Edith (Tengberg) Mattucci passed away after a long illness in Danvers, MA on October 14, 2014. She was 83 years of age. Phyllis was born in Melrose on February 23, 1931 to the late Harold J. & Lily (Nilsson) Tengberg, was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. Mrs. Mattucci has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. She worked in the housekeeping department at Melrose-Wakefield...
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Jane K. (Donovan) Bushee

May 2, 1936 - October 10, 2014

Jane K. (Donovan) Bushee passed away at the Lahey Medical Center in Peabody on October 10, 2014. She was 78 years of age. Jane was born in Melrose on May 2, 1936 to the late Edward & Mary (McCormick) Donovan, was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1954. She moved to Peabody 21 years ago. Jane was a homemaker and also worked part...
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Lucille N. (Landry) McBride

November 28, 1921 - October 9, 2014

Lucille N. (Landry) McBride passed away at her home in Melrose, on October 9, 2014. She was 92 years of age. Lucille was born in Nashua, NH on November 28, 1921 to the late Antonio J. & Berthe M. (Marquis) Landry, she graduated from Milford High School in Milford, NH and then from the McLean Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. McBride served her country with pride as a registered nurse in the US...
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Gaetano Gus Leccese

July 22, 1921 - October 4, 2014

Gaetano J. "Gus" Leccese of Melrose, died peacefully at his home in Melrose surrounded by his family at the age of 93. Gus was born in Cambridge, MA on July 22, 1921. He was the son of Joseph & Anna (Nardella) Leccese, both were hard-working Italian immigrants who instilled many values in their children. Gus was a product of the Great Depression, and as a result of living through those times, he...
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Maribeth W. Ocock

October 30, 1960 - October 3, 2014

Maribeth Linnea Wood Ocock passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at her home in Melrose, Massachusetts. She was surrounded by her family at the time. She was born on October 30, 1960. Maribeth, having fought a twelve year battle with brain cancer, raised her children, Esther, Ethan, and Samantha, by home schooling them through to college and life. She also worked for her church, The Vineyard...
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Craig Y. Lamb

October 6, 1946 - October 3, 2014

Craig Y. Lamb, of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Oct. 3, 2014 at the age of 67. Craig was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and went on to attend Middlesex Community College and Clark University. Craig served his country as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam...
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Melvin M. Burgess

March 4, 1934 - October 2, 2014

Melvin M. Burgess, of Malden, died at the Chestnuts Woods Nursing Center in Saugus on Oct. 2, 2014 at the age of 80. Melvin was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Rindge Technical High School. He resided in Cambridge until 1967 and Malden for most of his life. Melvin worked as a Truck Driver for Jones Seafood at the Boston Fish Pier in Boston for many years before his retirement. He...
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Helen M. Williams

April 15, 1915 - September 30, 2014

Helen M. (Delory) Williams passed away at the Meredith Bay Colony Club in Meredith, NH on September 30, 2014. She was 99 years of age. Helen was born in Saugus on April 15, 1915 to the late William & Josephine (Mitchell) Delory. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High school and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Eileen M. (Cashman) Aylward

February 18, 1935 - September 29, 2014

Eileen M. (Cashman) Aylward, of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died at the Sunrise Gardner Park in Peabody on Sept. 29, 2014 at the age of 79. Eileen was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She resided in Melrose for most of her life and worked as an Administrator for the Congregational Retirement Home in Melrose for many years before her retirement at...
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Rita B. Mullen

July 31, 1938 - September 29, 2014

Rita B. Mullen, of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Sept. 29, 2014 at the age of 76. Rita was born & raised in Everett, a graduate of Mission Hill High School, Class of 1954 and went on to attend Babson College. She worked as a Supervisor for Commercial Union Insurance Company in Boston for over 40 years and also as an Office Manager for Holt...
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Anna May " Robbie " (Sullivan) Robinson

August 2, 1926 - September 29, 2014

Anna May (Sullivan) Robinson passed away at the age of 88 at Woburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woburn on September 29, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Melrose on August 2, 1926 to the late Coleman & Delia (Philbin) Sullivan. Anna was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and Melrose High School. She was the youngest child with three...
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Amanda M. Medeiros

September 5, 1990 - September 21, 2014

Amanda M. Medeiros passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Peabody, on September 21, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was only 24 years of age. She was born in Melrose on September 5, 1990, was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 2009. She was active as a cheerleader for several years while at Melrose High School. Amanda was a student at Assumption College in Worcester,...
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Jean (Hazelton) Linehan

June 20, 1933 - September 19, 2014

Jean (Hazelton) Linehan, of Melrose, died on Sept. 19, 2014 surrounded by her family at the age of 81. Jean was born in Chelsea, raised in Winthrop, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph's Academy & Chandler School for Women, both in Boston. She worked as an Executive Secretary for Northeast Airlines for several years before raising her family. Jean resided in Winthrop until the age of 29, East Boston...
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Robert Uriah "Bob" Skane

March 13, 1937 - September 16, 2014

Robert Uriah "Bob" Skane, of Scituate, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Sept. 16, 2014 at the age of 76. Bob was born & raised in Everett and attend Everett schools. He resided in Everett until 1956, Melrose for 27 years and the past 11 years in Scituate. Bob worked as an Ironworker for the Local #7 for over 50 years before his retirement. He was a dog lover and enjoyed scratch tickets...
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Mary R. Kaliris

April 20, 1926 - September 15, 2014

Mary Kaliris passed away at the Golden Living Center in Melrose on September 15, 2014. Mary was born in Everett and grew up in Melrose. Mary was the loving wife of the late Alexander Kaliris. Mary was the mother of two children, Mark who predeceased her and Donna Jodoin of Littleton, Co. Mary loved to read and enjoyed spending time with her seven brothers and sisters and is survived by her...
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Robert J. "Bob" Pinkney

September 11, 1961 - September 14, 2014

Robert J. "Bob" Pinkney, of Boston, formerly of Melrose, died at home on Sept. 14th at the age of 53. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1980. He resided and worked as a waiter for several restaurants in California & New York City for many years and the past 10 years in Boston. Bob loved old movies, traveling and was a great cook. He enjoyed...
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Mary Christine O'Brien

November 8, 1952 - September 12, 2014

Mary Christine O'Brien passed away suddenly at her home in Melrose, on Friday, September 12, 2014. She was 61 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on November 8, 1952, was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and attended Melrose High School. She has been a lifelong resident of Melrose and St. Mary's Church in Melrose; where she worked as the cook at the rectory for many...
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Virginia H. (Grover) Morgan

May 1, 1929 - September 10, 2014

Virginia H. (Grover) Morgan, of Melrose, died at her home on Sept. 10, 2014 at the age of 85. Virgina was born & raised in Everett and attended Everett Schools. She was a homemaker and resided in Everett until 1949, Melrose for 14 years, W. Peabody for 16 years, returned to Everett for 29 years and Melrose for the past 6 years. Virginia loved crossword puzzles, baking, Sunday dinners,...
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William J. Mulcahy

July 1, 1931 - September 10, 2014

William J. Mulcahy passed away peacefully on September 10, after a long illness. Catherine, his wife of 60 years, and his children were by his bedside. He was 83. Bill was born in Malden on July 1, 1931, son of the late John and Mary Mulcahy. He was a 1949 graduate of Malden Catholic, and went on to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1963. He proudly served...
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Philip J. Burne

July 5, 1932 - September 9, 2014

Philip J. Burne passed away quietly and peacefully on September 9, 2014 at his home in Melrose. He was raised and educated in Westford and Chelmsford, where he was an honor student. He continued his education at the School of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he belonged to the Kappa Sigma fraternity and first met his loving late wife Janice Anderson. After...
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John S. "Jack" Greelish

August 21, 1926 - September 8, 2014

John S. "Jack" Greelish passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness on September 8, 2014. He was 88 years of age. John was born and raised in Melrose, the son of the late John & Margaret (Sullivan) Greelish. He graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1944. Immediately after graduation he joined the US Coast Guard and...
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John J. "Fitz" Fitzgerald

July 29, 1947 - September 6, 2014

John J. "Fitz" Fitzgerald passed away suddenly at his home in Florida, on September 6, 2014. He was only 67 years of age. John was born in Cambridge on July 29, 1947 to the late John & Anna (Burns) Fitzgerald, was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Matignon High School, Class of 1965. He went on to graduate from Salem State College with a teaching degree and received his Masters in Education...
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Anna G. Toomey

February 7, 1923 - September 2, 2014

Anna G. Toomey, of Lynnfield, formerly of Chelsea, died at the Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody on Sept. 2, 2014 at the age of 91. Anna was born in Revere, raised in Chelsea, a graduate of St. Rose High School, Class of 1940 and Hickock Secretarial School in Boston. She resided in Chelsea for 65 years, Lynnfield for 28 years and the past 6 years in Peabody. Anna worked as an Accountant for...
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Barbara A. (Falvey) Csicsek

March 5, 1933 - September 1, 2014

Barbara A. (Falvey) Csicsek passed away peacefully at her home in Melrose on September 1, 2014. She was 81 years of age. Barbara was born in Everett on March 5, 1933 to the late Francis & Gladys (Harris) Falvey, was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1951. After marrying her husband Zolton in 1958 they moved to Melrose in 1959 and she has been a resident ever since...
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Pasquale J. Emma

November 19, 1924 - August 31, 2014

Pasquale J. "Pat" Emma, of Saugus, died at the E. N. Rogers Veteran's Hospital in Bedford on Aug. 31st at the age of 89. Pat was born in East Boston, raised in Saugus and graduate of Boston Vocational School. After high school, Pat served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the naval ship LST #993. After returning from the war, he worked as an auto body repairman for many years before...
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Joseph Grillo

September 5, 1927 - August 31, 2014

Joseph Grillo, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on August 31, 2014 at the age of 86. Joe was born in Milford, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Boston Trade School, Class of 1945. After high school, Joe served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He went on to earn his degree from Hartford State Technical College, Class of 1959. Joe was a Marketing Manager of...
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Edward J. Crowley

August 5, 1927 - August 27, 2014

Edward J. Crowley passed away at Salem Hospital on August 27, 2014. He was 87 years of age. Ed was born in South Boston on August 5, 1927 to the late James & Lillian (Turner) Crowley. Mr. Crowley was raised in Southie, attended South Boston High School before joining the merchant marine. Ed served his country with pride in the merchant marine as well as the US Army during WWII. After his...
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Marie E. (Penley) Santosuosso

March 30, 1968 - August 26, 2014

Marie Ellen (Penley) Santosuosso passed away in Saugus on August 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was only 46 years of age. Marie was born in Malden, raised in Melrose & Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School, Class of 1987. Mrs. Santosuosso was a Saugus resident for many years before moving to Amesbury in 2006. Marie was very caring to the elderly as shown thru her employment...
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William R. Faiella, Jr.

March 2, 1973 - August 6, 2014

William R. Faiella, Jr., 41, of Saugus formerly of Melrose died on Wednesday, August 6 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Melrose on March 2, 1973, he was the son of William R. and Linda L. (Alkins) Faiella of Melrose. Will was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1992, Bridgton Academy, Class of 1993 and University of Massachusetts- Boston, Class of 1997. He was...
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Margaret M. "Peg" (Lambert) Dwyer

April 16, 1923 - August 3, 2014

Margaret M. "Peg" (Lambert) Dwyer passed away at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on August 3, 2014. She was 91 years of age. Peg was born and raised in Roxbury and graduated from high school in Roxbury. She worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance and at Huntress Insurance Agency in Melrose before becoming a secretary for the Melrose School System. Mrs. Dwyer worked for 20 years in the Melrose...
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Graham Christopher Smith

March 17, 2014 - August 2, 2014

Graham Christopher Smith passed away suddenly at Children's Hospital in Boston, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the age of four months. He was the pride and joy of his parents; Topher & Erin Smith. Graham was born at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on St. Patrick's Day, most fitting for the future Mayor of Boston. In Graham's 4 short months, he filled the hearts of everyone he met with incredible...
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Elizabeth O. "Betty" (Otis) Huntress

December 3, 1932 - August 1, 2014

Elizabeth O. "Betty" (Otis) Huntress passed away at Putnam Farm at Danvers on August 1, 2014. She was 81 years of age. Betty was born in Melrose on December 3, 1932 to the late J. Henry & Mary (Switzler) Otis. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1951 and from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in 1953. Mrs. Huntress worked as a dental hygienist before leaving...
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Francis J. Coombes, Jr.

November 16, 1928 - July 30, 2014

Francis J. Coombes, Jr., of Melrose, died at the Chelsea Soldier's Home in Chelsea on July 30, 2014 at the age of 85. Frank was born in Dorchester, raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Duluth and the USS Mindoro. Frank worked for the D.P.W for the City of Malden, also as a Manager for the Malden...
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Albert E. Meehan

July 6, 1923 - July 28, 2014

Albert E. Meehan, of Rowley, formerly of Melrose, died at the Masconomet Healthcare in Topsfield on July 28, 2014 at the age of 91. Albert was born in Everett, raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. Albert was a Sea Scout in 1939 for several years before serving his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII on 3 Aircraft Carriers. Albert flew as a back seat spotter for bombers off...
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Joan M. (Hubbard) Gamber

November 21, 1933 - July 24, 2014

Joan M. (Hubbard) Gamber, of Melrose, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on July 24, 2014 at the age of 80. Joan was born & raised in Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1950. She resided in Saugus from many years, Everett for 16 years and Melrose since 1980. Joan worked as an Assembler for Transitron and also as a Clerk for American Mutual Insurance Company, both in...
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Shaun O'Donnell

October 3, 1945 - July 21, 2014

Shaun O'Donnell, of Malden, died on July 21, 2014 at the age of 68. Shaun was born & raised in Everett, a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1963 and went on to earn his degree from Northeastern University. He was a longtime Malden resident and worked as an educator for the city of Malden for many years. Shaun also worked as a Home Instruction Tutor in Malden, at the after school program...
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Anne Margaret "Marge" (MacInnis) Camuso

August 12, 1914 - July 18, 2014

Anne Margaret (MacInnis) Camuso passed away at Brooksby Village in Peabody on July 18, 2014. She was 99 years of age. Marge was born in Malden on August 12, 1914 to the late Angus & Anne (Moran) MacInnis. She was raised in Everett, attended Everett Schools, lived in Stoneham for 30 years. Mrs. Camuso worked as a cashier for many years at the star Market in Stoneham. Marge moved to Vero Beach...
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Mary L. (Limone) Bramante

July 12, 1922 - July 17, 2014

Mary L. (Limone) Bramante passed away at the Elmhurst Golden Living Center in Melrose on July 17, 2014. She was 92 years of age. Mary was raised in the West End of Boston and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 55 years. Mrs. Bramante worked her entire life up to the age of 85. First as a stitcher in the garment district in Boston for over 40 years and then for her nephew Robert at...
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Patricia M. "Pat" Knox

September 6, 1938 - July 16, 2014

Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Knox of Melrose Ma went to be with our Lord on July 16th 2014. She was born September 6th 1938. Patricia was a long time resident of Malden Ma where she raised her family. Pat was the most beautiful woman inside and out. She was the most giving thoughtful person you could have ever met, always putting herself last and all others first. Pat was incredibly talented in...
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Andrew W. "Andy" Crowther

July 22, 1932 - July 14, 2014

Andrew W. "Andy" Crowther passed away at home on July 14, 2014. He was 81 years of age. Mr. Crowther was born in Stoneham on July 22, 1932, was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School and East Coast Aerotech. He entered the US Navy in 1952 and served his country with pride during the Korean Conflict. Andy worked as an aircraft mechanic for 32 years; first at Northeast Airlines...
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John L. McGilley

May 20, 1926 - July 14, 2014

John L. McGilley, of Melrose, died at the Mass. General Hospital on July 14, 2014 at the age of 88. John was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning from the War, John worked as a Supervisor for the Melrose Public Works for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the V.F. W. Harold O' Young Post #2394...
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Frederick J. Parente

November 1, 1951 - July 13, 2014

Frederick J. Parente passed away at the Everett Nursing & Rehab in Everett on July 13, 2014. He was only 62 years of age. Fred was born in Everett, MA on November 1, 1951 to the late Louis & Eleanor (Cocorochio) Parente. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Parente has been a lifelong resident of Melrose; he loved music and spending time with his large extended...
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Kathleen A. Abramo

September 8, 1965 - July 10, 2014

Kathleen A. Abramo passed away at her home in Melrose on July 10, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was only 48 years of age. Kathleen was born in Boston, raised in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1983. Mrs. Abramo graduated from Burdette Business School in Boston and furthered her studies at Northeastern University. She worked as an executive secretary for several...
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Paul J. Comeau

December 5, 1933 - July 9, 2014

Paul J. Comeau passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 9, 2014. Paul was born in Everett, raised in Everett, graduated from Boston College High School, Class of 1951 and from Boston College, Class of 1955. After graduation from college Paul joined the United States Navy and served as a Naval Pilot for 4 years on active duty and spent 20 years in the US Navy Reserves, specializing in...
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Garrett J. "Garry" Hennessy

October 14, 1947 - July 9, 2014

Garrett J. "Garry" Hennessy, of Melrose, died at home surrounded by family on July 9, 2014 at the age of 66. Garry was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, Class of 1965. He went on to earn his degree from Boston State College in 1970 and worked as a Certified Financial Planner and Vice President of The Savings Bank in Wakefield for over 20...
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Teresa J. Stillwell

February 22, 1927 - July 8, 2014

Teresa J. (Analoro) Stillwell passed away at the North Shore Medical Center in Lynn on July 8, 2014. She was 87 years of age. Teresa was born in East Boston on February 22, 1927 to the late Joseph and Teresa (Granato) Analoro. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1944. Before raising her family Mrs. Stillwell worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in...
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Eugene L."Gene" Ferguson

August 1, 1929 - July 7, 2014

Eugene L. "Gene" Ferguson, of Melrose, died at the Oosterman's Nursing Home in Melrose on July 7, 2014 at the age of 84. Gene was born in Everett, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1946. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War Era. Gene resided in Malden for several years, Wakefield for 5 years and Melrose for the past 55 years. He...
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Samuel M. Bird

September 6, 1941 - July 6, 2014

Samuel M. Bird, of Melrose, died at the Glenridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on July 6, 2014 at the age of 72. Sam was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1959. He resided in Melrose for the past 39 years and worked as a Truck Driver for the Teamsters Local #25 for 14 years before his retirement. Sam loved to drive his Harley Davidson motorcycle to Laconia...
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Robert F. Umano, Jr.

May 16, 1961 - July 4, 2014

Robert F. Umano Jr. passed away at his home in Wakefield on July 4, 2014. He was only 53 years of age. Robert was born in Brockton, raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1979. Mr. Umano was a licensed electrician and he worked for Mass Electric Construction in Waltham for over 25 years and was a member of the I.B.E.W Local 103 in Boston. Bob loved biking, the beach...
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Margaret V. (Viola) Nardone

April 12, 1917 - July 4, 2014

Margaret V. (Viola) Nardone passed away at the Golden Living Center in Malden, on July 4, 2014. She was 97 years of age. Margaret was born in South Boston on April 12, 1917 to the late Michael & Marguerita (Sinisgalli) Viola, was raised in Malden and attended Malden schools. Mrs. Nardone has been a lifelong resident of Malden. In her younger years she worked at Alps Sportswear in Boston before...
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Panteleone J. "Leo" Siciliano

May 25, 1945 - July 2, 2014

Panteleone J. "Leo" Siciliano passed away at the Epoch of Melrose on July 2, 2014 at the age of 69. Leo was born in Revere on May 25, 1945 to the late Alfred & Maria (Terenzio) Siciliano. He was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School where he was an excellent baseball player. Mr. Siciliano has been a resident of Melrose for the past 27 years. Leo started his career owning several...
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Darien A. Sanford-Castro

January 25, 1989 - June 29, 2014

Darien A. Sanford-Castro, of Melrose, died on June 29, 2014 at the age of 25. Darien was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 2007. He went on to earn his degree in Video & Media Production from Bunker Hill Community College. Darien was a Musician and made video productions for many local artists in Boston. In High School, he played football, and...
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Nora (Merrill) Fennelly

July 27, 1952 - June 27, 2014

Nora Lynn (Merrill) (Gray) (Fennelly) passed away at Beth Israel Hospital on 6/27/2014 at the age of 61, from complications of Diabetes. Nora was predeceased by her Mother Alice (Ward) Merrill, Father Raymond Merrill and Sister Jan Merrill-Bentley Nora is survived by Her loving Son, James Gray and his wife Bridget Gray, Grandchildren Jeffrey Gray and Ashley Gray, all of Derry NH, her...
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Victor E. McCurdy

March 29, 1927 - June 27, 2014

Victor E. McCurdy, of Lynn, died at the Sunrise at Gardner Park in Peabody on June 27, 2014 at the age of 87. Victor was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, raised in Lynn, a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lynn and Salem State College. He worked as a Specification Engineer for the Norelco Corp. in Lynn for 45 years before his retirement in 1990. Victor was a lifelong Lynn resident, an...
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Arthur W. Aylward

June 25, 1929 - June 26, 2014

Arthur W. Aylward, of Watertown, formerly of Melrose, 
died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on June 26, 2014 at the age of 85. Arthur was born in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War with the 625th Field Artillery Battalion, 40th Infantry Division (California National Guard). He was awarded with Republic of Korea War...
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Dorothea M.(Sullivan) Gallagher

July 28, 1931 - June 25, 2014

Dorothea Marie Gallagher (July 28, 1931- June 25, 2014) of Melrose, MA entered into eternal rest on June 25th in Newport, RI. "Dolly" was born to Annie and Lawrence Sullivan of Somerville. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Gallagher. Cherished mother of Francis J. Gallagher, Woburn, Sheila A. Kelley, Reading, Maureen Pelczarski, Middletown, RI, Patricia S. Etienne, Nashua, NH, and their...
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Shirley M. (Talieri) Liskowsky

August 12, 1927 - June 24, 2014

Shirley M. (Talieri) Liskowsky, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on June 24, 2014 at the age of 86. Shirley was born in Springfield, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1945. She resided in Malden for 25 years and Melrose for many years. Shirley worked for Tri Cap Fuel Assistance in Malden, Transitron in Wakefield and Johnny's Foodmaster...
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Frances Ann (Conlin) DeCoste

June 16, 1924 - June 19, 2014

Frances Ann (Conlin) DeCoste, a homemaker, passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on June 19, 2014. She was 90 years of age. Frances was born in Boston on June 16, 1924 to the late Walter & Marion (Donohue) Conlin. She was raised in Hyde Park and graduated from Girls High School in Boston, Class of 1941. Mrs. DeCoste moved to Melrose in 1945 and has been a resident ever since....
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Kathryn C. Hackett

February 26, 1943 - June 17, 2014

Kathryn C. Hackett passed away at her home in Melrose, on June 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years of age. Kathryn was born in Medford, MA on February 26, 1943 to the late William T. & Mary L. (Gilfeather) Hackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, St. Mary's High School, Class of 1960 and from Massachusetts Hospital School of Nursing....
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Robert N. Grassi

February 25, 1919 - June 14, 2014

In Memory of Robert Nicholas Grassi February 25, 1919 – June 14, 2014 Robert N. Grassi, long-time resident of Melrose, MA died peacefully surrounded by his family at Lahey Medical Center on June 14, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Edith A. Grassi for 61 years. Robert was born in New York City, N. Y., son of the late Clement and Anita (D'Archangelis) Grassi. As his mother Anita...
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Mary M. (Russell) McGonagle

July 20, 1928 - June 13, 2014

Mary M. (Russell) McGonagle, of N. Berwick, ME, formerly of Malden, June 13, 2014. Beloved wife of Philip P. McGonagle. Loving mother of Patricia Amirault & her husband Gerald of Malden, Jimmy McGonagle & his wife Mary Ann of Wilmington, Kathleen Spencer & her husband Michael of N. Berwick, ME, John McGonagle & his wife Janine of Medford and Mary Frances Lee & her husband David of Barrington, NH....
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Barbara A. (Greelish) O'Brien

March 20, 1931 - June 13, 2014

Barbara A. (Greelish) O'Brien, of Humarock, formerly of Melrose, died at her home surrounded by her family on June 13, 2014 at the age of 83. Barbara was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar & High School. She went on to earn her Nursing degree from Emerson Hospital School of Nursing in Concord. Barbara worked as a Nurse for the Middlesex Fells Nursing Home in Melrose for...
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Alice C. (Tarpinian) Pawlak

October 30, 1929 - June 12, 2014

Alice C. (Tarpinian) Pawlak, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on June 12, 2014 at the age of 84. Alice was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of St. Rose's School in Chelsea. She resided most of her life in Melrose and worked as an Executive Assistant for the New England Telephone Company for many years before her retirement at the age of 63. Alice loved to sing and she...
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John A. "Jack" Smith, Jr.

January 10, 1938 - June 9, 2014

John A."Jack" Smith Jr., of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on June 9, 2014 at the age of 76. Jack was born in Melrose, MA, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1956. He attended Northeastern University in Boston and served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He worked as a Salesman for Mohawk Aluminum in Chelmsford and Circle Tool & Die in...
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Margaret "Peg" (McCormack) Winslow

September 16, 1928 - June 6, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Winslow passed away peacefully, Friday June 6th, at home with her family by her side. Peggy was born September 16, 1928 and lived in Melrose all her life with her late husband Paul Winslow raising seven children. She is survived by her sister Theresa Magown of Melrose, Ma. and brothers Robert McCormack of Lynnfield, Ma., and Leonard McCormack of Boxford, Ma. Her children...
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Kathleen M. (Brennan) Mahoney

May 21, 1946 - June 2, 2014

Kathleen M. (Brennan) Mahoney, of Saugus, formerly of Malden, died at home on June 2, 2014 at the age of 68. Kathleen was born in Boston, raised in Malden and a graduate of the Cheverus School in Malden and the University of Massachusetts in Boston with a degree in English. She resided most of her life in Malden and enjoyed baking, sewing, reading crocheting and making jewelry for everyone....
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Joseph P. Martin

August 21, 1940 - June 1, 2014

Joseph P. Martin, of Melrose, died on June 1, 2014 at the age of 73. Joe was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1960. He worked as an Insurance Agent for McLaughlin Insurance in Melrose for many years and also as a Bartender for King's Rowe in Boston & the Melrose Elks Club for many years. Joe was a lifelong Melrose resident and the devoted son of the late...
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John M. Cusolito

January 12, 1929 - May 30, 2014

John M. Cusolito, of Melrose, died at the St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham on May 30, 2014 at the age of 85. John was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1948. He worked as a Claims Manager for Maryland Casualty Company and Sloane & Walsh Law Firm in Boston for many years before his retirement. He served his country in the Army National Guard for 10...
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Richard J. Sorbera, DDS

February 22, 1933 - May 28, 2014

Dr. Richard J. Sorbera passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on May 28, 2014 at the age of 81. He was born in Winthrop to the late Joseph & Josephine (Rizzo) Sorbera, raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School, Boston College and Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1960. Dr. Sorbera did his post graduate training at Tufts School of Medicine and Dental Medicine, his...
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Marilyn M. (Callahan) McCormack

December 20, 1932 - May 25, 2014

Marilyn M. (Callahan) McCormack of Melrose passed away at home on May 25, 2014 surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born and raised in Melrose. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, and a lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish. She worked as a legal secretary for over 20 years at Sullivan, Limone, Clark & Waystack Law Firm in Melrose. Marilyn loved the Patriots, the Red Sox, reading, puzzles...
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Victor Robert Restaino

June 30, 1985 - May 23, 2014

Victor Robert Restaino passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday morning, May 23, 2014. He was only 28 years of age. Victor was born in Malden on June 30, 1985, was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Bishop Fenwick High School-Class of 2003 and went on to study at Merrimack College and Salem State University. Victor will forever be remembered for his...
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John F. Limongelli

September 29, 1925 - May 16, 2014

John F. Limongelli passed away at the Wakefield Care and Rehab Center in Wakefield on May 16, 2014. He was 88 years of age. John was born in Boston on September 29, 1925 to the late Frank & Assunta (Tedesco) Limongelli. He was raised in the North End of Boston, graduated from Boston Latin High School, Class of 1944, from MIT, Class of 1948 and did his graduate studies at Northeastern University....
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John H. Hallahan, Jr.

August 4, 1924 - May 11, 2014

John H. Hallahan Jr., of Melrose, died at the Woodbriar of Wilmington on May 11, 2014 at the age of 89. John was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He resided in Melrose for over 40 years and worked as a truck driver for McGrath in Saugus & Center Trucking in Reading for over 50 years. John loved country & western music and liked to travel all over the country on his...
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Francis J. "Frank" Grealish

September 9, 1931 - May 10, 2014

Francis J. "Frank" Grealish passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on Saturday May 10th at the age of 82. Frank was born and raised in South Boston, and was a graduate from both South Boston High School and Boston University. Mr. Grealish served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War as a rifleman and was a bronze star recipient. He lived in Braintree for 20...
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Richard E. Chipchase

June 17, 1920 - May 8, 2014

Richard E. Chipchase passed away at his home in Melrose, on May 8, 2014. He was 93 years of age. Mr. Chipchase was born and raised in Melrose and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Richard served his country with pride in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He worked at General Electric for 40 years, first as a machinist, then in crane repair and finishing his career in the machine maintenance...
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William T. "Bill" Finnegan

October 16, 1944 - May 5, 2014

William T. "Bill" Finnegan passed away at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Monday May 5, 2014. He was 69 years of age. Bill was born in Medford, brought up in Somerville and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Cambridge, Class of 1962. Mr. Finnegan lived in Stoneham for 43 years and the past 2 years in Reading. He served his country with pride in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Bill...
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Jacqueline M. (Goss) Northrup

May 24, 1927 - May 4, 2014

Jacqueline M. (Goss) Northrup, of Melrose, died at the Winchester Hospital on May 4, 2014 at the age of 86. Jacqueline was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Melrose & Malden Business School. She worked as a Secretary for the principal at the Melrose High School for over 30 years before her retirement. Jacqueline was a member of Sacred Heart's Church in Malden...
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Jay W. Turner

June 28, 1947 - May 4, 2014

Jay W. Turner, of Malden, died unexpectedly on May 4, 2014 at the age of 66. Jay was born in Stoneham, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1966. He went on to earn his degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and worked as an Electrician for Stone & Webster for 23 years & Fidelity Investments in Boston for 15 years before his retirement last July....
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Rita Anne (Connolly) Flannelly Lee

May 2, 2014

Rita was born in Boston in 1921 to Martin and Elizabeth Connolly. She is the last of the 11 Connolly children, Mae, Joe, Jim, John, Billy, Betty, Anna, Augusta, Elizabeth and Theresa. A clan that produced over 30 nieces and nephews extending across the states and the Atlantic. Rita and James Flannelly were married for 10 years and had four children, Jim (Elaine), Paul and Anne Marie. She...
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Kathleen M. (Sullivan) Emerson

January 14, 1948 - May 2, 2014

Kathleen M. (Sullivan) Emerson passed away at her home in Melrose on May 2, 2014, she was 66 years of age. Kathleen was born in Dorchester on January 14, 1948, raised in South Boston and graduated from St. Augustine's High School, Class of 1966. Mrs. Emerson has been a resident of Melrose for over 40 years and worked as a bookkeeper at Casey Florist in Melrose for many years. She loved cooking,...
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Santina L. "Sandy" (Valeri) Shinay

March 23, 1921 - April 30, 2014

Santina L. "Sandy" (Valeri) Shinay passed away at the Epoch of Melrose on April 30, 2014. She was 93 years of age. Santina was born in Revere on March 23, 1921 to the late Arcangelo & Assunta Valeri. She was raised in Revere, attended Revere High School, lived in Malden for a few years, Saugus for several years and has resided in Melrose evere since. Mrs. Shinay worked as a cosmetic buyer for the...
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Marie A.(McHale) (Ferdinand) Winch

March 29, 1929 - April 28, 2014

Marie A. (McHale)(Ferdinand) Winch, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 28, 2014 at the age of 85. Marie was born & raised in South Boston and attended South Boston schools. She resided in Cambridge for 10 years, Everett for 20 years and Melrose for several years. Marie worked as Model & Makeup Specialist for Jordan March, as a Hostess for the Red Coach Grill and as a...
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Sheila C. (Taggart) Clark

March 21, 1936 - April 27, 2014

Sheila C. (Taggart) Clark, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 27, 2014 at the age of 78. Sheila was born & raised in Northern Ireland and came to America at the age of 18. She resided in Medford for several years and the past 42 years in Melrose. Sheila was a homemaker, very outgoing & social and also worked at the kid's playroom at the Boston Sports Club in...
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Kenneth R. Wyeth

July 25, 1931 - April 21, 2014

Kenneth R. Wyeth, of Malden, died at the Lifecare Center in Stoneham on April 21, 2014 at the age of 82. Ken was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He went on to serve his country in the Army National Guard and resided in Malden for most of his life. Ken worked as an Assembler for Varian of Lexington for 40 years before his retirement at the age of 65 and also had a 2nd job...
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Delores M. "Dee" (Siraco) Gonzales

June 1, 1936 - April 19, 2014

Delores M. "Dee" (Siraco) Gonzales passed away peacefully while listening to the live broadcast of Pope Francis presiding over the Solemn Easter Vigil in the St. Peter Basilica at the Vatican on April 19, 2014 at the age of 77. She was born in Everett on June 1, 1936 to the late Andrew & Angelina (Napolitano) Siraco. Dee was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, lived in...
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Virginia N. (Orlianzo) Cangemi

September 15, 1953 - April 18, 2014

Virginia N. (Orlianzo) Cangemi passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Friday April 18, 2014. She was only 60 years of age. Virginia was born in Boston on September 15, 1953. She was raised in Malden and graduated Malden High School, Class of 1971 and attended North Shore Community College. Mrs. Cangemi was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose since 1992. Virginia...
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Donald J. Petrino

November 27, 1931 - April 11, 2014

Donald J. Petrino, of Melrose, died at the Walden Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Concord on April 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Donald was born in Everett, raised in Everett & Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He served his country in the National Guard for 4 years and also in the Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War. Don resided in Melrose since 1956, was a member of the Stoneham V.F...
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Mary A. (Harrison) Gould

March 5, 1929 - April 11, 2014

Mary A. "Ginga" (Harrison) Gould, of Kingston, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital on April 11, 2014 at the age of 85. Mary was born & raised in Everett and attended Everett High School. She resided in Everett until age 31, Malden for 5 years, Melrose for 33 years and the past 16 years in Kingston, NH. Mary worked as an Assembler for Automatic Radio in Stoneham for...
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B. Frances (Bigley) Durney

July 29, 1919 - April 9, 2014

B. Frances (Bigley) Durney passed away at her home in Melrose on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was 94 years of age. Frances was born in Nova Scotia, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High school, Class of 1937. Mrs. Durney has been a resident of Melrose since 1951 where she raised her 11 children. Fran was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church, was a member of St. Mary's Ladies...
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