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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

Zhu Lin Wu (伍柱林)

November 16, 1940 - March 17, 2019

Zhu Lin Wu (伍柱林), of Boston, died peacefully at the South Cove Manor at Quincy Point on March 17, 2019 at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife Choi Sau Wu Choi (蔡彩秀), daughters Cui Zhu Wu (伍翠珠) & her husband Jian Hong Kuang (邝健洪) and their son Stephen Kuang (邝泓铨), Terry Wu Chan (伍红珠) & her husband Andrew Chan (陈国顕) and their children Emily...
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Martha A. (Dieter) Fitzpatrick

October 1, 1946 - March 14, 2019

Martha A. (Dieter) Fitzpatrick, 72, died Thursday at The Kaplan Hospice House surrounded by her husband and daughters. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Martha was the daughter of David and Margaret (McGilley) Dieter. She attended St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School. She graduated from Lawrence Memorial Nursing School in Medford in 1967. After living briefly in San Francisco, Ohio and...
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Daniel Joseph Madden

December 8, 1932 - March 12, 2019

Daniel J. Madden, of Somerville, passed away on Tuesday March 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Dan Madden is an 86 your old gentleman who has lived in Union Square in Somerville his entire life, in fact he has spent all but 7 years of his life on the same street. He is a 1950 graduate of St. Clement High School. He married Catherine "Sis" Buttery in 1952 and was devoted to her for...
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Shirley Ann Rhodes

July 24, 1935 - March 10, 2019

Shirley Ann Rhodes of Haverhill, formerly of Melrose passed away on March 10, 2019 at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen. She was a long time resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. The daughter of the late Ivan Rhodes and Vera Bickford Rhodes, Shirley is survived by her brother, Edward Rhodes, nieces, Karen Brett, Dyann Rhodes, Valerie Rhodes, Heather Wensinger and her...
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Loretta M. (O'Connor) Wallace

February 11, 1931 - March 9, 2019

Loretta M. (O'Connor) Wallace died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 9, 2019. She was 88 years of age. Loretta grew up in Jamaica Plain with her mother, father, and brother Jim. She attended parochial schools and led a life of strong faith. After graduating high school, Loretta enlisted in the US Navy, where she was stationed in Norfolk, VA. It was there she met and married her husband,...
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Richard C. Cronin

June 16, 1951 - March 9, 2019

Richard C. Cronin died at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA on March 9, 2019.. He was 67 years of age. Beloved husband of Phyllis R. (Cohen) Cronin. Loving brother of Joseph & Phyllis Cronin of CA and Francis & Patricia Cronin of Tewksbury. Cherished brother-in-law of Charles & Nancy Horton of Malden. Caring uncle of Courtney Dold & Stefan, Jessica Cronin, Ryan & Jennifer Cronin,...
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Ann L. (Talieri) Farrell

May 19, 1931 - March 8, 2019

Ann L. (Talieri) Farrell passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 8, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Ann was born in Boston on May 19, 1931 to the late Lawrence & Helen (Charleton) Talieri. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and has been a lifelong resident. Ann was a homemaker who was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church, was very active member with the...
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John A. Ford

December 4, 1933 - March 6, 2019

John Ford, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on March 6th, 2019. Born in Malden, the only child of John and Catherine (Ebert) Ford, John graduated from Everett High School. It was at a dance at Immaculate Conception Church in Everett where he met Ruth Herlihy, his wife of 61 years. Ruth passed away 2 months prior to John, but their commitment to one...
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Robert J. Burke

February 6, 1924 - March 6, 2019

Robert J. Burke passed away at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on March 6, 2019. He was 95 years of age. Mr. Burke was born in Newton on February 6, 1924 to the late Edward P. & Anne (MacDonald) Burke. He was raised in Newton and graduated from Newton High School. Robert served his country with pride in the United States Navy during WWII. Robert and his late wife Agnes moved to Melrose in 1966...
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Jennifer B. Andre

October 26, 1969 - March 1, 2019

Jennifer Beth Andre, of Mashpee, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly at the Cape Cod Hospital on March, 1, 2019 at the age of 49. Jennifer was born on Oct. 26, 1969 in Melrose, MA. She was a beautiful baby and loving child. Jenny led an eventful life. She traveled throughout the US and visited UK. She enjoyed music, art, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her artistic sensibilities have been...
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Marie Bernadette "Bernie" (Lucey) Williams

August 7, 1928 - February 26, 2019

Marie Bernadette "Bernie" Williams passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on February 26, 2019; she was 90 years of age. Bernie was born in Malden on August 7, 1928 to the late John & Grace (McDermott) Lucey. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Mrs. Williams married her husband John in 1950 and moved to Melrose. They started raising their family of 8 in the...
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Jean (Canole) Doherty

April 15, 1927 - February 22, 2019

Jean (Canole) Doherty, died February 22, 2019 in the loving arms of her devoted family. Jean, a resident of Marshfield, formerly of Peabody and Melrose, shared a beautiful marriage of nearly 67 years with her husband, Edward J. Doherty of Marshfield. Treasuring her everlasting memory are her children: Kathleen Melaragni of Naperville, Illinois; Colleen McDonnell and her husband Thomas of...
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Elsie Constance Sousa

April 12, 1938 - February 21, 2019

Elsie Constance Sousa passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on February 21, 2019. She was 80 years of age. Elsie was born in Somerville on April 12, 1938 to the late Anthony & Elsie (Lopes) Sousa; she was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. Miss Sousa has been a lifelong resident of Melrose and had worked at Triangle in Malden for over 20 years. She loved her family, loved to eat,...
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Chris I Pappas

May 7, 1933 - February 18, 2019

Chris I. Pappas, 85, of Melrose, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Chris was born on May 7, 1933 in Gary, Indiana. He was the son of the late Isadore and Katherine Pappas and brother of the late Asimina Tournis, whose roots stemmed from Chios, Greece. Chris is survived by his beloved wife Bess of 60 years, his daughter Catherine Christina and...
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Stephen D. Bowman

March 17, 1965 - February 18, 2019

Stephen D. Bowman passed away at his home in Everett on February 18, 2019. He was only 53 years of age. Stephen was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, lived most of his life in Melrose and the past 20 years in Everett. Mr. Bowman was a professional drummer by trade, playing in several bands throughout his life. He also worked for several recording studios in the...
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Marie B. Feeley

July 30, 1928 - February 18, 2019

Marie B. (Thompson) Feeley passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on February 18, 2019. She was 90 years of age. Marie was born in Medford on July 30, 1928 to the late William & Gertrude (McGonagle) Thompson. She was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and was a lifelong resident of Medford. Marie was a dedicated homemaker and had also worked for many years...
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Barbara S. Eversole

September 18, 1962 - February 17, 2019

Eversole, Barbara S. Of Melrose, died February 17,2019 at the Sawtelle Hospice in Reading, MA, after a brief but brave battle with metastatic breast cancer. Barbara was born September 18, 1962, in Minneapolis, MN, to the late Russell and Ilse (Dittman) Eversole and raised in North Salem, NY. She graduated from Washington State University and the Bentley Graduate School of Business. Barbara was...
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Michael J. Silvio, Sr.

March 21, 1955 - February 13, 2019

Michael J. Silvio Sr. died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 13, 2019, age 63. Mr. Silvio was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 21, 1955 to Alice (Jones) Silvio & the late James Silvio. He was raised in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School. He lived in Somerville for many years before moving to Melrose 12 years ago. Mike was a member of the Local 33...
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Patricia A Walsh

August 24, 1924 - February 13, 2019

Patricia A. (Brennan) Walsh passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center on February 13, 2019. She was 94 years of age. Patricia was born in Melrose on August 24, 1924 to the late Joseph & Gertrude (Farrell) Brennan. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. Mrs. Walsh was a lifelong resident of Melrose, a dedicated homemaker to her husband...
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Andrea L. (Cappellucci) Carlin

November 29, 1977 - February 12, 2019

Andrea L. (Cappellucci) Carlin, of East Longmeadow, formerly of Melrose, passed away after a lengthy illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Feb. 12, 2019 at the age of 41. Andrea was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1995. She went on to earn her Sociology degree from North Adams State College, Class of 1999. Andrea resided in...
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Anthony M. "Tony" Scalisi

April 7, 1934 - February 3, 2019

Anthony M. "Tony" Scalisi, of Melrose, peacefully passed away at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose on Feb. 3, 2019 at the age of 84. Tony was born & raised in Medford, a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1953. He was inducted into the Medford High School Sports Hall of Fame for Baseball & Hockey. Tony proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. Mr. Scalisi resided in...
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Frances V. Rahilly

January 9, 1931 - February 2, 2019

Frances V. (Collins) Rahilly, of Melrose, died February 2nd, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late James F. Rahilly. Loving mother of Frances Malenchini of Cambridge, James F. Rahilly Jr. of Billerica, John "Jack" Rahilly of Lynn, Richard K. Rahilly of FL, and Judie A. Fairneny of Melrose. Grandmother of Paul Jr., Scott, Robert, Sean, Alissa, Sheila, Danielle, Elizabeth, Richard Jr.,...
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Henry M. Hubert

December 22, 1915 - February 1, 2019

Henry M. Hubert, of Melrose, passed away surrounded by family on Feb. 1, 2019 at the age of 103. Henry was born & raised in Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. After returning from WWII, he went on to earn his degree in Accounting from Bryant & Stratton College. Henry delivered ice with his father with a horse & wagon, worked as...
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Rose Grace Devine

July 2, 1927 - January 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Rose Grace Devine, loving mother. grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at age 91. Daughter of the late Orrin P. and Gilda (Verrengia) Barstow, Rose lived in Malden for nearly 65 years where she raised her family with the late William A. Devine while working as a highly-skilled legal secretary at Goldberg & Goldberg and Goldberg and Hass. Rose also...
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Anne M. Doran

May 26, 1937 - January 29, 2019

Anne Marie "Nancy" Doran, 81, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, after a courageous second battle with cancer. Born in Somerville on May 26, 1937, she was the youngest daughter of Michael and Hilda White Doran, both of Newfoundland, natives of Canada. She was a 1955 graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton and a 1959 graduate of Boston State Teachers College. Ms. Doran taught...
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Robert J. "Griff" Griffin

October 4, 1944 - January 28, 2019

Robert J. "Griff" Griffin, of Melrose, died at the Alliance at Rosewood in Peabody on Jan. 28, 2019 at the age of 74. Bob was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. He worked as a Melrose Firefighter for 31 years before his retirement. Griff resided most of his life in Melrose and was...
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Richard A."Dickie" Morelli, Jr.

August 9, 1964 - January 25, 2019

Richard A. "Dickie" Morelli, Jr., of Melrose, passed away on Jan. 25, 2019 at the age of 54. Dickie was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1983. He went on to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and worked as an Automotive Mechanic for many years. Dickie had a strong religious faith & was very devoted to his late mother Dorothy and his...
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Barbara Rodrigues

January 27, 1941 - January 21, 2019

Barbara Rodrigues, of Tewksbury, died on January 21st, 2019 at the age of 77. She was the loving mother of Rebecca Schultes & her husband Evans of Wilmington, Brian Rodrigues of Smithfield, ME, and Barbara Sevier & her late husband Richard of Wilmington. Grandmother of William Schultes, Alicia Faulkner, Rachel Faulkner, Megan Faulkner, and Victoria Schultes. Sister of Ruth Coleman, the late Brian...
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William F. "Bill" Pesce

October 23, 1957 - January 20, 2019

William F. "Bill" Pesce passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on January 20, 2019, he was only 61 years of age. Bill was born in Winthrop, raised in Somerville and graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1975. He served his country in the United States Air Force. After his discharge from the service, Bill returned home and started working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...
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Patricia A. Ryan

October 9, 1942 - January 20, 2019

Patricia A. Ryan passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 20, 2019. She was 76 years of age. Pat was born in Melrose on October 9, 1942 to the late Patrick & Florence (Guest) Ryan. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School and from Baystate Community College. Miss Ryan worked as a nurse's aid at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for many years....
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Linda J. (MacDougall) DeHart

March 25, 1949 - January 20, 2019

Linda J. (MacDougall) DeHart, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 20, 2019 at the age of 69. Linda was a resident of Stoneham for over 20 years and lived in Melrose for the past 15 years. She was born on March 25, 1949 to Bernard and Flora (Sheppard) MacDougall. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1967. Linda continued her education after high school at St....
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Ellen S. (Waystack) Cronin

November 11, 1941 - January 19, 2019

Ellen Shannon (Waystack) Cronin passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2019 after having suffered the challenges of dementia. She was surrounded by love everyday of her short 77 years. She is survived by the love of her life for almost 58 years, Gerald J. Cronin. She was the loving mother of Deborah Cronin-Waelde & her husband Richie, James Cronin and his wife...
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Herbert K. "Herb" Carney

July 10, 1934 - January 15, 2019

Herbert K. Carney (July 10, 1934 – January 15, 2019) Age 84, of Wakefield, Burlington, and South Boston, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Herb is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 59 years, Alice Feeley Carney. Herb was the devoted father of Kevin and wife Carol, the late Michael, Brian, and Thomas and spouse Steven Scott; loving grandfather of Katherine,...
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Yvonne (Khattar) Talhouk

May 7, 1924 - January 13, 2019

Yvonne (Khattar) Talhouk passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 13, 2019, she was 94 years of age. Yvonne was the beloved wife of 65 years to the late Said A. Talhouk. Loving mother of Amine Talhouk & his wife Mary Hynes-Talhouk of FL, the late Amale Daher & her husband Sleiman of Andover and Assaad Talhouk & his wife Amy of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Amy Hvizdak & her...
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Patricia J. Maxwell

March 18, 1926 - January 7, 2019

Patricia J. (Joyce) Maxwell, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin L. Maxwell. Loving mother of Keith J. Maxwell & his wife Nancy of Roslindale, Bruce L. Maxwell & his wife Kelly of Holden, Brian L. Maxwell of Melrose, and the late Scott R. Maxwell and his wife Annmarie Maxwell Service & her husband Marty of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Jason,...
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Angelina (LaRosa) Guzzo

November 23, 1924 - January 5, 2019

Angelina (LaRosa) Guzzo passed away at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Beverly on January 5, 2019. She was 94 years of age. Angelina was born in Quincy on November 23, 1924 to the late Joseph & Maria (Fantuchio) LaRosa; she was raised in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School. Mrs. Guzzo a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to...
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Dennis DiMeo

September 10, 1959 - January 4, 2019

Dennis DiMeo was born in Melrose Wakefield Hospital on September 10, 1959. He grew up on Vinton St. and was the seventh child of a family of nine children. Dennis attended St. Mary's School and Melrose High School and spent much of his youth like most of his peers hanging out Gooch Park, The City Hall Wall and all the other various teen hang outs that the Melrose Baby Boomers use to haunt. ...
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Charles W. Murdock

October 28, 1926 - January 3, 2019

Charles W. Murdock passed away at the Dexter House Health Care in Malden on January 3, 2019. He was 92 years of age. Charlie was born in Scotland on October 28, 1926 to the late James & Mary (McCullock) Murdock and arrived in Boston on May 1, 1927. He was raised in Roslindale, lived in Roslindale for many years. Mr. Murdock left school to join the US Army during WWII and served his country with...
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Ruth E. (Herlihy) Ford

December 15, 1931 - January 3, 2019

Ruth Ford, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Forestdale Park in Malden on January 3rd. Born in Everett, one of six children of John and Edna Herlihy, Ruth graduated from Everett High School. It was at a dance at Immaculate Conception Church where she met her future husband, John Ford. After a first date to the State Line Potato Chip Factory in New Hampshire, both knew that they...
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Valerie M. (Edgar) Shea

January 12, 1929 - December 31, 2018

Valerie M. Shea passed away peacefully at home on the morning on December 31, 2018. Valerie was born in MA, January 12, 1929, to Mary (McIssac) and Robert Edgar (Lt. Colonel retired US Army). She grew up in Boston attending a Catholic grammar school and graduated from St. Patricks High School in Roslindale. She loved to reminisce of her times growing up in Boston, skating at the Public...
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Arthur A. Sousa

July 10, 1936 - December 30, 2018

Arthur A. Sousa, a lifelong resident of Melrose, died peacefully on December 30, 2018 at the age of 82. Arthur was born in Melrose on July 10, 1936 to the late Anthony & Elsie (Lopes) Sousa. Arthur was one of the original members of the MBTA Police Force and later joined the Boston Police Department. After retiring from the Boston Police, Arthur became a licensed horse trainer and trained his...
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Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson

November 7, 1926 - December 30, 2018

Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018. Mona was born in Melrose on November 7, 1926 to the late Phillip & Helen (Aylward) Keohan. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1944. Mona married the late Carl F. Gustafson Sr. in 1946 at St. Mary's Church in Melrose. They continued to live in Melrose and raised...
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Ralph M Crovo

September 9, 1923 - December 25, 2018

Ralph M. Crovo passed away at his home in Melrose on December 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years of age. Ralph served in the US Marine Corps during WWII and was wounded in Okinawa. Ralph was a longtime resident of Melrose. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to the late Lorraine O. (O'Neil) Crovo. Loving father of Kevin Crovo & his wife Leslie of Melrose, Paul Crovo of...
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F. James Lubinski

April 30, 1951 - December 22, 2018

F. James Lubinski, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newburyport on December 22, 2018. He was 67 years of age. Jim was born in Malden on April 30, 1951. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1969, from University of Massachusetts Boston and received his Masters Degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Lubinski...
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Dorothy May Goddard

December 6, 1927 - December 20, 2018

Dorothy (Dottie) May Goddard, age 91 died peacefully on December 20, 2018 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in 1927 in Chelsea, the daughter of the late May and John Goddard who predeceased her. She moved to Melrose with her parents when she was in fifth grade, and has lived here ever since. Dottie graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1945. She was a...
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Mary Frances (Gill) Mullaney

July 13, 1932 - December 20, 2018

Mary Frances (Gill) Mullaney entered eternal rest on December 20, 2018. She was 86 years old. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Bertram Mullaney for 57 years. Loving mother of Maura L. Mullaney and her wife Terry of Raleigh, NC, Michael B. Mullaney and his wife Tran of Melrose, MA, and Edward G. Mullaney of Mansfield, MA. Cherished grandmother of Olivia, Catherine, Matthew and Angelina....
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Catherine P. (Harrington) Boyd

June 17, 1930 - December 16, 2018

Catherine P. (Harrington) Boyd passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on December 16, 2018. She was 88 years of age. Catherine was born in Somerville, on June 17, 1930 to the late Daniel & Nellie (O'Neil) Harrington. Catherine was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Clements High School in Somerville and from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Boyd...
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Audrey M. Shields Heavey

November 12, 1953 - December 15, 2018

Audrey M. Shields Heavey, of Wakefield, died at her home surrounded by her family on Dec. 15, 2018 at the age of 65. Audrey was born in Melrose, raised in Medford and was a graduate of St. Clements High School in Somerville, Class of 1971. She resided in Wakefield for many years and worked in Public Relations at John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston for 30 years before her retirement. Audrey...
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Paul Francis Sexton

March 2, 1946 - December 14, 2018

Paul Francis Sexton passed away at the Lahey Hospital Center in Burlington on December 14, 2018. He was 72 years of age. Paul was born in Somerville on March 2, 1946 to the late Francis & Mary (Nagle) Sexton. He was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Clements Grammar School and St. Clements High School, Class of 1963. He was raised in Somerville and has been a resident of Melrose for the...
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Kenneth W. Kirwin, Jr.

August 4, 1950 - December 13, 2018

Kenneth W. Kirwin, Jr., of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 13, 2018 at the age of 68. Ken was born on August 4, 1950 in Lowell to Kenneth and Mary (Ginivan) Kirwin. He and his sister Maureen were twins. Ken graduated from Keith Academy in 1968 and from Lowell Technological Institute (now UMASS Lowell) in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He later attended Northeastern...
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E. Edward "Eddie" Rossi

July 30, 1928 - December 12, 2018

E. Edward "Eddie" Rossi passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday December 12, 2018. He was 90 years of age. Eddie was born in Boston on July 30, 1928 to the late Angelo & Philomena (Quaratiello) Rossi. He was raised in the West End of Boston, graduated from high school in Boston and from Northeastern University. Mr. Rossi worked as an engineer for the Commonwealth of...
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Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch

May 4, 1932 - December 11, 2018

Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch passed away at The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on December 11, 2018. She was 86 years of age. Theresa was born in Saugus, MA on May 4, 1932 to the late James & Victoria (Gerdash) Hook. Theresa was raised in Saugus until junior high school before moving to Miami, Florida and graduating from Miami High School. She returned to the Boston area and graduated from...
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Joseph J. Bognore

July 28, 1929 - December 4, 2018

Joseph J. Bognore passed away quietly at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on December 4th 2018 at the age of 89. The son of the late Alphonse and Jennie Bognore, he was raised in Everett and attended the Everett Vocational High School where his talents and skill in woodworking became evident. Joe graduated in 1946 and joined the United States Marine corps in 1948. He served in the Marine...
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Joan (Maher) Flynn

March 20, 1933 - December 1, 2018

Joan Maher Flynn, 85, went to her true home with The Lord on December 1, 2018. Joan was born on March 20, 1933 to Canadian immigrants who settled in Greenwood, MA; Joan was the thirteenth of their fourteen children. Joan attended Greenwood School and then graduated from Wakefield High School. She was a nursing student before marrying her beloved husband, the late Paul E. Flynn, with whom she...
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Robert R. DelMastro

July 30, 1934 - November 29, 2018

Robert R. "Bob" Delmastro, of Newbury, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at the Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, NH on Nov. 29, 2018 at the age of 84. Bob was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to attend Northeastern University and then served proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bob was a former Service Manager, General Manager & President of...
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Raymond E. Macone, Jr.

October 7, 1960 - November 26, 2018

Raymond E. Macone, Jr., of Malden, died unexpectedly on Nov. 26, 2018 at the age of 58. Ray was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1978. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Technical & Scientific Communication from Northeastern University, Class of 1997. Ray worked as a Web Specialist for Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers for over...
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Monica E. Kaestner

April 18, 1985 - November 24, 2018

Monica E. Kaestner passed away on November 24, 2018. She was 33 years of age. Monica was born in Melrose on April 18, 1985, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 2003. Monica had been living in Lynn for many years and held various jobs throughout her career. She loved animals, Dunkin Donuts coffee, jewelry, music and the movie Dirty Dancing. In her early years...
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Evelyn A. (Romboli) Pascal

November 29, 1919 - November 23, 2018

Evelyn A. (Romboli) Pascal, formerly of Everett, passed away on November 23, 2018 at the age of 98. She was born in Everett on November 29, 1919 to the late Gaetano and Aida (Nutini) Romboli. Evelyn was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. The most important part of Evelyn's life was her family, and they will all miss her dearly. Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Frank...
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Donald A. "Donny" Gallagher

July 21, 1985 - November 22, 2018

Donald A. Gallagher (Donny), age 33, of Melrose, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. Beloved son of Richard and Stella Gallagher of Melrose and devoted brother of Keith Gallagher of Wakefield. He was born at Melrose Wakefield Hospital July 21, 1985. He was raised in Melrose, was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. Mr. Gallagher was a hard worker and held...
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M. Doris DiNardi

July 9, 1920 - November 20, 2018

M. Doris (Morris) DiNardi passed away at Winchester Hospital on November 20, 2018. She was 98 years of age. She was born in Malden to the late Charles & Rita (Amirault) Morris. She was raised in Malden, and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1938. Doris lived in Malden for several years, she and her husband Domenic built a house in Melrose on Mt. Vernon Ave. They lived in Melrose for...
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Helen M. (Sokolowski) Velluto

June 23, 1926 - November 14, 2018

Helen M. (Sokolowski) Velluto, of Melrose, died unexpectedly at home on Nov. 14, 2018 at the age of 92. Helen was born in Ipswich, raised in Lynn and attended Lynn Classical High School. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose since 1948. Helen was an avid knitter and enjoyed crocheting & gardening. She was a tremendous cook and loved to take trips to Maine & the White Mountains of New...
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Francis J. "Frank" Sullivan

November 20, 1947 - November 13, 2018

Francis J. "Frank" Sullivan, of Melrose, died at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington on Nov. 13, 2018 at the age of 70. Frank was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1967, where he was on the gymnastics team. After high school, Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Frank worked as a truck driver for...
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Edward F. McNeely

October 7, 1935 - November 13, 2018

Edward F. McNeely of Wakefield, MA, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on November 13th at Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, Massachusetts Ed was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and a friend of many. Ed valued and cherished his family and was happy when they were all together sharing memories, stories and laughter. He loved watching his children grow...
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Donald J. Ahern

June 30, 1939 - November 11, 2018

Donald Joseph Ahern passed away while on vacation in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on November 11, 2018. Donald was a devoted husband, father, and Papa, and had been looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild when he died peacefully on Sunday after enjoying a beautiful day in Niagara Falls with the love of his life, Paula. He was dedicated to Paula, to whom he had been married...
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John T. Anno

February 2, 1947 - November 8, 2018

John T. Anno, of Lynnfield, died at the Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham on Nov. 8, 2018. John was born in Melrose, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1965. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Boston University, Class of 1969 & his Masters degree from Boston State College, Class of 1973. John resided in Lynnfield for the past 40...
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Tomas Rosado

March 7, 1933 - November 3, 2018

Tomas Rosado passed away in Wakefield on November 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Tomas was the beloved husband of Ninoska (Mendez) Rosado. Loving father of Maryorie Grande & her husband James of Wakefield and Ninoska Rosado-Arsenault & her husband Paul of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Louis J. Grande, Nicholas J. Grande, Robert T. Arsenault & Eric P. Arsenault. Also survived by...
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Claire M. Frattallone

February 27, 1947 - November 1, 2018

Claire M. (Lindkvist) (Rice) Frattallone, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 1, 2018 at the age of 71. Claire was born in Boston, raised in Reading and attended Reading schools. She resided in Melrose for many years and worked as a Nursing Assistant for the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefield for several years. Claire enjoyed working with her father at the family business...
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Margaret E. "Margie" McCarte

November 9, 1933 - October 30, 2018

Margaret E. "Margie" McCarte passed away at her home in Melrose on October 30, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Margie was born in Melrose; she was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School, Class of 1951. A lifelong resident and member of St. Mary's Church, she was an Eucharistic Minister , a former member of St. Mary's Ladies Sodality and served on the alter...
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Arthur S. Jodrey

May 16, 1934 - October 28, 2018

Arthur S. Jodrey, of Largo, FL, formerly of Melrose and Chelmsford, died at his home in Largo, FL on Oct. 28, 2018 at the age of 84. Arthur was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett Vocational High School. In his younger years, Arthur worked as a Machinist for the Standard Duplicator Co. in Everett. He resided in Melrose for 40 years, Chelmsford for several years and Florida since...
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Marguerite T. (Conti) Lepore

February 12, 1923 - October 28, 2018

Marguerite T. (Conti) Lepore, of Melrose, died at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose on Oct. 28, 2018 at the age of 95. Marguerite was born in Boston, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School. She resided in Melrose since 1957 and was an avid reader, exquisite needlepoint artist, talented seamstress, perfectionist cook and an innovative baker. Marguerite was an enthusiast...
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Raymond A. "Ray" Letterie

June 12, 1957 - October 22, 2018

Raymond A. "Ray" Letterie, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy illness on Oct. 22, 2018 at the age of 61. Ray was born in Lowell, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1976. He resided in Melrose for most of his life and worked as a Manager of Cushing Manor Nursing Home in Dorchester for many years. Ray loved to work as he...
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Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown

January 13, 1933 - October 21, 2018

Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on October 21, 2018. She was 85 years of age. Theresa was born in Melrose on January 13, 1933 to the late Patrick & Margaret (Walsh) McCormack. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School, Class of 1951. Mrs. McCormack was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Melrose and had previously...
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Paul R. Murphy

July 5, 1935 - October 21, 2018

Paul R. Murphy passed away at his home in Salem, NH on October 21, 2018. Paul was a cherished and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle--and a friend to many more. He grew up near Fellsway West in Medford, the fifth and youngest child to William and Margaret Josephine (Devine) Murphy, Irish immigrants from Wexford and Donegal. He attended Immaculate Conception elementary school...
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Joan M. (Killam) Cabral

December 19, 1937 - October 20, 2018

Joan M. (Killam) Cabral, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on October 20, 2018 at the age of 80. Joan was born in Boston, MA on December 19, 1937 to Frank & Catherine (Sullivan) Killam. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School. Joan worked for Verizon for 32 years in the marketing department. She always had a smile and loved spending time with her...
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Luigi Zeraschi

April 6, 1930 - October 20, 2018

Luigi Zeraschi of Melrose, passed away at his home on October 20, 2018, at the age of 88. Born in Bardi, Italy and raised on a farm in the Northern Mountains. Luigi served in the Italian Military and was an Altar boy until the age of 18. Separated only by a church, he married the girl next door, Rita Sidoli, from the little village of Rugarlo on July 6th, 1957. Luigi arrived in America in May of...
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Vincent J. "Vinnie" Pennachio, Sr.

December 4, 1941 - October 19, 2018

Vincent J. Pennachio Jr., of Malden, passed away on October 19, 2018 at the age of 76. Vinnie was born in Cambridge on December 4, 1941 to the late Vincent J. Sr. and Margaret (Marchese) Pennachio. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Vinnie married the love of his life, the late Lois (MacFadgen) Pennachio in Somerville on September 15, 1963. Vinnie was a...
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Eveline E. Schneeberger

October 2, 1934 - October 18, 2018

Dr. Eveline E. Schneeberger, died in her apartment at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the age of 84 after a brief illness. She was an amazing woman who lived a very full and productive life and will be remembered for her intelligence, elegance, independence, as well as being somebody with the courage to speak her mind. Eveline, was born in The Hague, Holland,...
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Mary V. (McKay) Doucette

November 20, 1929 - October 16, 2018

Mary V. (McKay) Doucette passed away at her home in Sandown New Hampshire on October 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years of age. Mary was born in Salem, MA on November 20, 1929 to the late James & Catherine (Connolly) McKay. She was raised in Salem and graduated from St. James Grammar School and St. James High School, Class of 1947. After high school, Mary went on to...
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Pasquale Cataldo

May 23, 1946 - October 12, 2018

Pasquale Cataldo of Melrose, formerly of East Boston and Mirabella, Italy, passed away suddenly on October 12, 2018, age 72. Pasquale loved spending time with his family through many summers spent in Italy-especially on the beach enjoying gelato with his grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone that asked - and was one of the most soft spoken and kind hearted men you would...
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Charles Douglas Welch

October 4, 1951 - October 10, 2018

Charles Douglas Welch passed away suddenly at his home in Melrose, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He was 67 years of age. Charles was born in Winchester to the late George & Lois (Gill- Hogan) Welch. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1969. Mr. Welch received his Bachelor's in Education from Southwest Missouri State University. Charles traveled extensively...
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Richard F. "Richie" LaRocque

June 16, 1947 - October 6, 2018

Richard F. "Richie" LaRocque, of Peabody, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Oct. 6, 2018 at the age of 71. Richie was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. After high school, Richie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He resided in Somerville for many years, Melrose for 36 years and Peabody for the last 5 years....
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Louise C. DeChristopher

May 5, 1923 - October 4, 2018

Louise C. DeChristopher of Stoneham (formerly of Chelsea) died peacefully on October 4th 2018. She was the loving daughter of the late John A and Mary (D'lacono) DeChristopher. Louise graduated from Chelsea High School in 1941. She went on to attend secretarial school in Boston and quickly landed a job she loved with the Social Security Office in Chelsea. She was very proud of her service to the...
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Francis L. "Frank" LaPlante, Jr.

February 8, 1938 - October 3, 2018

Francis L. "Frank" LaPlante, Jr., of Saugus, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Oct. 3, 2018 at 80 years of age. Frank was born in Charlestown, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He went on to attend Merrimack College and resided in Melrose until age 30 and the past 54 years in Saugus. Frank worked as an Electronic Technician for the Boston...
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Mary E. (Donnelly) Cihak

July 9, 1942 - October 3, 2018

Mary Elizabeth (Donnelly) Cihak passed away peacefully at her home in Melrose on October 3, 2018. She was 76 years of age. Mary was born in Boston on July 9, 1942 to the late John and Josephine (Burns) Donnelly. She spent her early childhood in Jamaica Plain before moving to Dedham. Mary graduated from Dedham High School and went on to graduate from Shepard Gill School of Nursing as a Licensed...
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Joan C. (Lawton) Milo

September 2, 1936 - October 1, 2018

Joan C. Milo passed away at Blueberry Hill Healthcare in Beverly on October 1, 2018. She was 82 years of age. Joan was born in Melrose on September 2, 1936 to the late Daniel & Jeannette (Paprazynski) Lawton. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & High School and received her associated degree from Bunker Hill Community College many years later. She worked for the New...
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Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley

April 30, 1947 - October 1, 2018

Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley passed away at Winchester Hospital on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 71. Nancy was born in Everett on April 30, 1947; she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett Vocational School. Nancy worked at Bank of Boston for over 25 years before becoming a dedicated wife and mother. Mrs. O'Malley lived in Everett for many years and in Malden for the past 32...
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Robert N. "Bobby" Madden

June 7, 1938 - September 29, 2018

Robert "Bobby" N. Madden of Melrose, passed away on September 29th, 2018 at the age of 80. Bobby was born in Everett, MA on June 7, 1938 to the late John and Marion (Hutchinson) Madden. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He served honorably in the National Guard, and also served the City of Everett for over 35 years as a fireman. During his retirement, Bobby drove...
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Theresa D. (Bavaro) Kapchus

October 10, 1922 - September 28, 2018

Theresa Dorothy (Bavaro) Kapchus, 95, of Melrose, died on September 28. She was the wife of the late Alphonse Kapchus; sister of Joseph Bavaro of Lynn, MA; mother of the late Donna Kapchus Guidara and her husband John of Winchester, MA; Paul Kapchus and his wife Deborah of Enfield, CT. Grandmother of Keith Guidara and his wife Nicole of Winchester, MA; Alyssa Guidara Moog and her husband Jonathon...
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Joseph V. Diggin

February 1, 1950 - September 28, 2018

Joseph V. Diggin passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68 years of age. Joseph was born in Boston on February 1, 1950 to the late Edward & Alice (Thornton) Diggin. He was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Dorchester High School and attended Boston State College. Joseph lived in Malden for several years and has...
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Claire L.(Meuse) Scarborough

February 6, 1937 - September 27, 2018

Claire Lucille (Meuse) Scarborough, 81, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018. She had been in failing health and was residing at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, MA. Claire was the youngest of three children born to the late Walter and Sadie Meuse on February 6, 1937 in Winchester, Massachusetts. Raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts she attended St. Joseph's School and then...
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Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker

November 1, 1930 - September 26, 2018

Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on September 26, 2018. Carolyn was born in Arlington on November 1, 1930 to the late John E. & Dolores (Kenny) Williams. She was raised in Medford, attended Lincoln Elementary, Lincoln Junior High School and from Medford High School, Class 1948. Mrs. Walker worked...
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James E. "Jim" Grayson

February 24, 1939 - September 22, 2018

James E. "Jim" Grayson returned home to God joining his beloved daughter Kathy Abramo on September 22, 2018. He was 79 years of age. Jim was born in Cambridge on February 24, 1939 to the late John J. & Margaret Alice (Donaghy) Grayson. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge Ringe & Latin High School and attended Bentley College. He was the director of grants & contracts at MIT, the...
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Nicole C. Child

November 30, 1962 - September 21, 2018

Nicole C. Child passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday 21, 2018. She was 55 years of age. Nicole was traveling to Boston to visit family when she suffered from a medical event at Logan International Aiport. She was born in Hong Kong, China, was raised in Hong Kong & England. She graduated from Hull University in England. Nicole had a green thumb, loved gardening and loved tending...
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Ruth E. (Faulkner) Hussey

September 4, 1922 - September 16, 2018

Ruth E. Hussey Sept. 4, 1922 – Sept. 16, 2018 September 16, 2018, twelve days after her 96th birthday, we lost Ruth E. Hussey formerly of Everett, MA. Known to all as "Gram" or "Aunt Ruthie," she was born the 8th of 9 children on September 4, 1922 in Dubois, PA. Tragically, at the age of 4, while her father, Edward Faulkner, was in Massachusetts preparing to move his family to Everett,...
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John James Doherty

June 4, 1959 - September 13, 2018

John J. Doherty, 59, of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, September 13th surrounded by loved ones at Massachusetts General Hospital after being involved in a tragic accident. He will be sadly missed by his family. He was the beloved husband to his wife Carol (Marlun) Carpenter Doherty. He was the loving father to Christopher J. Carpenter and his wife Fallon Carpenter of Reading, Michael J....
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Mary C. (A'Hearn) Vesprini

April 17, 1930 - September 13, 2018

Mary C. Vesprini, 88, beloved wife and mother, passed away quietly on September 13th, 2018 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a long period of declining health. Born on April 17th, 1930, in Revere Massachusetts Mary was the only child of Cornelius and Cecelia (Hurley) Ahearn. On her mother's side, Mary hailed from the colorful Hurley Family, proprietors of many popular amusement...
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Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura

June 5, 1942 - September 13, 2018

Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura, of Melrose, died at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 13, 2018 at the age of 76. Lucille was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1961. She went on to attend Hickock Secretarial School in Boston and worked as a Secretary for Somerville Lumber in Somerville & Waltham for many years. Lucille resided in Somerville for...
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Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen

December 23, 1931 - September 7, 2018

Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen, age 86, passed peacefully in her sleep on September 7, 2018. She was born in Cambridge on December 23, 1931 to the late Martin and Emily (Donnelly) Larson. Clara was raised in Roxbury and Randolph, lived in Malden for many years and in Melrose since 1994. She worked for many years until her retirement as a cook with the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. Clara had a...
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Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley

January 15, 1929 - September 3, 2018

Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Melrose on September 3, 2018. She was 89 years of age. Born an only child to Finnish immigrants in Quincy, MA, Bertha was educated at the Woodward School and at Boston University. She was an award-winning sales representative for American Airlines who selflessly prioritized her family above all else. She and her...
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Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral

March 7, 1928 - September 1, 2018

Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral, of Malden, formerly Melrose & Stoneham, died unexpectedly on Sept. 1, 2018 at the age of 90. Lillian was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. She resided in Melrose for many years, Stoneham for 15 years and the past 30 years in Malden. Lillian was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was the epitome of grace, class, and exemplified creativity. She...
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