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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

Elizabeth A. "Beth" Robinson

February 20, 1967 - November 20, 2017

Elizabeth Ann (Fowler) Robinson, 50, of Hudson, NH and formerly of Watertown, MA passed away on November 20, 2017. Beth was a former graduate of Watertown High School and had attended Fitchburg State University as well as Bunker Hill Community College. Beth shared a love of gardening with her late mother, loved to cook and care for her family and friends. She was an avid Boston sports fan and...
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John F. "Franny" Stanton

December 10, 1943 - November 20, 2017

John F. "Franny" Stanton passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 20, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born in Melrose on December 10, 1943 to the late Michael & Agnes (Leonard) Stanton. Franny was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and entered the US Marine Corps in 1962, served his country with pride and was a Vietnam War Era Veteran. After his discharge from the...
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Carolyn E. Powers

August 24, 1951 - November 19, 2017

Carolyn E. Powers, of Melrose, died on November 19, 2017 at the age of 66. She was predeceased by her infant daughter and was the daughter of the late James & Gertrude Powers. Sister of Kathleen A. Powers of Melrose, Donald A. Powers & his fiancé Susan A. Kureta of Beverly, and the late David Powers. Aunt of Erin Powers & her fiancé Gil Ortega of Hamilton, NJ, and Kaileen Powers of Qunicy....
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Donald F. Whynot

May 21, 1933 - November 18, 2017

Donald F. Whynot, of Laconia, NH, formerly of Melrose & Peabody, died on November 18th, 2017 at the age of 84. Donald was born in Melrose on May 21, 1933 to Arthur & Christina (Mossey) Whynot. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1951. Donald was the goaltender for the 1950 Melrose High Hockey Team that won the State Championship. He then went on to earn a full...
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Michele R. (Jodrey) Paone

January 30, 1962 - November 18, 2017

Michele R. (Jodrey) Paone, lifelong resident of Melrose, died November 18, 2017 at the age of 55. Beloved wife of Vincent Paone of Melrose. Loving mother of Nichole A. Paone and Paul A. Paone, both of Melrose. Cherished daughter of Arthur Jodrey & the late Gertrude Jodrey. Caring sister of Charles Jodrey, Arthur Jodrey, Peter Jodrey, and Anna Ross. Also survived by many loving nieces & nephews....
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Katherine P. (Hefler) Constantine

March 17, 1920 - November 12, 2017

Katherine P. "Kay" (Hefler) Constantine, of Peabody, formerly of Lincoln, died at Brooksby Village in Peabody on Nov. 12, 2017 at the age of 97. Kay was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. She resided in Lincoln for 48 years and the past 15 years in Peabody. Kay worked as an Accounting Clerk for Jordan Marsh in Boston and Houghton Mifflin Publishing in Burlington for...
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John J. "Jack" Kelliher

January 27, 1941 - November 12, 2017

Kelliher, Dr. John J."Jack" DMD, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, November 12, 2017. Jack was born and raised in Melrose on Kiley Farm. He attended St. Mary's School in Melrose and went on to graduate from B.C. High School in 1958. Jack graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1962. After Holy Cross, he went on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After graduating dental...
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Timothy Grace

September 23, 1975 - November 8, 2017

Timothy Grace lived from September 23, 1975 to November 8, 2017. He passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest. During his life, Tim was a man with an incredible sense of humor who always knew how to make those around him smile and laugh, and valued his strong Catholic faith. Timothy was a devoted son, brother, husband, and father. He always made his wife's day by bringing her an iced coffee,...
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Madeline A. (Flanagan) DeRocco

August 27, 1936 - November 6, 2017

Madeline A. (Flanagan) DeRocco, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Peabody on Nov. 6, 2017 at the age of 81. Madeline was born & raised in East Boston and a graduate of St. Rose High School. She was a homemaker & resided in Melrose for 43 years and the past 12 years in Peabody. Madeline loved creating a warm home for her family with baking & cooking....
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Richard A. Cormier

July 30, 1945 - October 31, 2017

Richard A. Cormier, of Melrose, formerly of Lynn, passed away on October 31, 2017 at the age of 72. Richard was born in Lynn on July 30, 1945 to Albert & Andrea (Turmenne) Cormier. He was raised in Lynn, and spent most of his life there before moving to Melrose. Richard loved taking walks on Lynn Beach. He had a good heart and was always willing to help others. Richard enjoyed traveling as well,...
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Thomas "Lee" Huston

September 17, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Thomas "Lee" Huston, of North Reading, formerly of Melrose & Andover, died at his home on Oct. 26, 2017 at the age of 79. Thomas L. Huston was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts from 1982 until his retirement in 1990. He began his career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 1967 as the Assistant to the Manager of General Services....
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Mary C. Connell

May 2, 1931 - October 23, 2017

Mary C. Connell, of Malden, died at her home on Oct. 23, 2017 at the age of 86. Mary was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She was a lifelong Malden resident and worked as a Customer Service Representative & Secretary of the Union at Massachusetts Electric for 35 years before her retirement. Mary was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in...
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Phillip W. Wilson

November 5, 1944 - October 22, 2017

Phillip W. Wilson, of Stoneham, died on October 22, 2017 at the age of 72. Phillip was born and raised in Winchester. A graduate of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine and went on to graduate from Burdett College of Business in Boston and LaGrange College in Georgia. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. Phillip was the owner of A-1 Ceramic Tile. He loved to travel, garden and cook his famous ...
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Harold R. Queenan, Jr

May 9, 1948 - October 22, 2017

Harold R. Queenan Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was 69 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn (Marshall) Queenan. Beloved father of David R. Queenan & his wife Jeanette and Kristen E. Queenan all of Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00AM....
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Edward L. Fitzemeyer

January 30, 1927 - October 21, 2017

Edward L. Fitzemeyer passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on October 21, 2017. He was 90 years of age. He was born in Revere on January 30, 1927 to the late George & Louise (Burridge) Fitzemeyer. He was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and attended Tufts University. Edward served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Fitzemeyer lived in Melrose...
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Philip B. Chaplin

May 6, 1926 - October 19, 2017

Philip B. Chaplin, of Melrose, died on October 19, 2017 at the age of 91. Philip was born in Derry, NH on May 6, 1926 to Basil & Florence (Sanburn) Chaplin. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. He later earned a Bachelor's Degree from Boston University. Philip served his country honorably in the United States Army during WWII and again in the United States Air Force...
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Mary E. (Sexton) Sturrock

May 19, 1926 - October 15, 2017

Mary Ellen (Sexton) Stu, of Melrose, age 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved wife for 66 years of the late Hugh M Sturrock. Loving and devoted mother of Jeanne Mahoney and her husband Richard, Hugh Sturrock, Sheila Sturrock and pre-deceased by Maureen Gibbs. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin Gibbs, Kristin Cataldo and her...
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Peter P. Frasca

December 14, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Peter P. Frasca, of Reading, formerly of Melrose & Revere, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Oct. 14, 2017 at the age of 89. Peter was born & raised in Revere. After graduating from Revere High School in 1945, he served in the Army, then went on to Boston College from which he graduated in 1951 with a degree in Physics. Peter was a long-time resident of Melrose, where he...
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Antonetta M. (Rossi) Mancuso

February 29, 1924 - October 14, 2017

Antonetta M. (Rossi) Mancuso, of East Boston, formerly of Melrose, died at the Don Orione Home in East Boston on Oct. 14, 2017 at the age of 93. Antonetta was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and attended East Boston schools. She resided in East Boston for most of her life and Melrose for 14 years. Antonetta worked as a talented Seamstress for the Nurses Uniforms Manufacturing Co. in Boston...
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Immacolata "Tina" (Gentile) Perrino

December 12, 1940 - October 13, 2017

Immacolata (Gentile) Perrino "Tina" of Melrose, died at her home surrounded by her family on Oct. 13, 2017 at the age of 76. Immacolata was born & raised in Mirabella Eclano Avellino, Italy. She came to America at the age of 26 and resided in Somerville for 10 years and Melrose for the past 40 years. Immacolata worked as a talented Seamstress for the Moulton Curtain Company in Melrose and was a...
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Annette C. (Nickerson) Kirkland

October 8, 1936 - October 10, 2017

Annette C. (Nickerson) Kirkland, of Melrose, died at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem on October 10, 2017 at the age of 81. Annette was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge High School. She resided in Cambridge until 1966, Somerville for 5 years and Melrose since 1971. Mrs. Kirkland worked as a Shipper for Automatic Radio and at Tympanium Corporation for over 25...
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Kevin W. McCaughey

October 26, 1963 - October 10, 2017

Kevin W. McCaughey, of Tyngsborough, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly at the Beverly Hospital on Oct. 10, 2017 at the age of 53. Kevin was born in Somerville, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1982 and went on to earn his degree from North Shore Community College. Kevin resided in Peabody for 5 years and Tyngsborough for the past 18 years. He worked as a...
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Cynthia H. (Cavanagh) Boyle

October 17, 1950 - October 7, 2017

Cynthia Helen (Cavanagh) Boyle, 66, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose and Somerville, died peacefully surrounded by her family on October 7, 2017 after a long illness. She is survived by her beloved husband Patrick Boyle after 46 years of marriage and her beloved and devoted children Julie, Brian and his wife Melissa, Stephen and his wife Chrystal, Patrick and his wife April and her 5 grandchildren...
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Rosemary A. (Donohue) Hanson

September 8, 1939 - October 7, 2017

Rosemary A. (Donohue) Hanson, of Westford, died peacefully on October 7, 2017 at the age of 78. Rosemary was born in Melrose, MA on September 8, 1939 to Francis & Rosemary Donohue. She was the eldest of twelve children, and maintained a close and loving bond with her siblings throughout her life. Rosemary was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1957, then worked as a book...
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George A. Glines, MD

February 5, 1926 - October 6, 2017

George A. Glines, M.D., of Charlestown, died peacefully on October 6, 2017 at the age of 91. Dr. Glines was born in Somerville on February 5, 1926 to Walter & Harriett (Ferris) Glines. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during WWII, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. After the war, George earned a Doctorate Degree in Pediatrics and...
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Bernard R. "Bernie" Danti

October 25, 1929 - October 4, 2017

Bernard R. Danti "Bernie", 87, of Peabody, MA, peacefully passed on October 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 25, 1929 in Springfield, MA to the late Amando and Evelyn Danti. He was a Korean War Army Veteran, accomplished machine design and build engineer, business owner, and family man. He enrolled in a mechanical engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic...
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Rosario R. "Russ" Burgio

March 4, 1934 - October 4, 2017

Rosario R. "Russ" Burgio, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully at home on October 4, 2017 at the age of age 83. Russ was born & raised in South Boston, a graduate of South Boston High School and went on to proudly serve in the US Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master's Degree in Business, both from Northeastern...
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Christopher J. "Chris" Hallahan

July 26, 1989 - October 1, 2017

Christopher J. "Chris" Hallahan, died unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2017 at the age of 28. Chris was born in Boston, raised in North Reading and a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 2007. He was very smart and went on to attend Salem State University & made the dean's list at North Shore Community College. Chris was a Boy Scout and played Basketball & Baseball for North Reading High...
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Janina M. (Chmielewski) Murphy

November 25, 1922 - September 28, 2017

Janina M. (Chmielewski) Murphy passed away at her home in Marblehead on September 28, 2017. She was 94 years of age. Janina was born in Somerville on November 25, 1922, was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Murphy lived in Melrose for over 50 years and the past 6 years in Marblehead. During WWII Janina worked for the Department of Defense in Washington D.C. and...
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Patricia M. "Pat" Collinson

July 30, 1935 - September 28, 2017

Patricia M. "Pat" (Bartlett) Collinson, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sept.28, 2017 at the age of 82. Pat was born in Medford, raised in Lawrence and a graduate of Lawrence Schools. She was a homemaker and resided in Hull for 15 years, Melbourne, Fl for 10 years and Melrose for the past 7 years. Pat was an avid Patriots fan and loved crosswords puzzles, country music and...
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Catherine D. (Gove) White

November 7, 1932 - September 27, 2017

Catherine D. (Gove) White, of Saugus, died peacefully at the age of 84 on September 27, 2017 surrounded by family. Catherine was born in Provincetown, MA on November 7, 1932 to George & Frances (Abate) Gove. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Catherine moved to Saugus in 1955 with her late husband Thomas to raise their family, and she lived there ever since. She was...
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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Kelley

March 4, 1942 - September 26, 2017

Elizabeth L. "Betty" (Plant) Kelley, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on Sept. 26, 2017 at the age of 75. Betty was born in South Bend Indiana, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1960. She went on to earn her degree from Salem State University, Class of 1964. Betty resided most of her life in Medford and 20 years in Melrose. She worked as...
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Gary G. Ingersoll

February 15, 1944 - September 26, 2017

Gary G. Ingersoll passed away suddenly at his work in Milton, MA on September 26, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Gary was the cherished husband of the late Cheryl L. (Cave) Ingersoll. Loving father of Gary G. Ingersoll Jr. & his wife Jodie of Hudson, NH, Erik C. Ingersoll & his wife Kerrie of Haverhill, Laurie Hillson & her husband Bob of Andover, John Cottam and David Cottam & his wife Sonya all...
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Mary A (Passanisi) Doucette

May 18, 1933 - September 25, 2017

Mary Ann (Passanisi) Doucette, peacefully took her rightful place in Heaven on Monday, September 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was 84 years of age. Mary was born in Cambridge, MA on May 18, 1933, daughter of the late Frances (Carnonico) Passanisi and John Passanisi. Mary was raised on "Bailey Road" in Somerville, MA and was a resident of Melrose, MA for 30 years. She lived...
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Thomas J. Hanrahan

October 6, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Thomas J. Hanrahan, of Melrose, died on Sept. 24, 2017 at the age of 86. Tom was born in Kilkenny & raised in Limerick, Ireland. He was a graduate of the Model School, where all of his classes were in gaelic and went on to earn his degree from the Cresent College, both in Limerick City. Tom worked for the Limerick Gas Company before coming to the United States at the age of 23 and resided in...
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Philip P. McGonagle, Jr.

August 5, 1924 - September 23, 2017

Philip P. McGonagle, Jr., of N. Berwick, ME, formerly of Malden, Phil, more well-known to all as "Bumpa", was a member of "The Greatest Generation" and served his family, his country and his community giving much to all. Phil grew up in Medford and attended Medford High School, graduating with the class of 1942. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the U...
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Florence J. (Belmonte) Eriksen

June 16, 1933 - September 20, 2017

Florence J. (Belmonte) Eriksen, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sept. 20, 2017 at the age of 84. Florence was born in Boston, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951. She resided in Melrose since 1963 and was a founding member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose. Florence worked as a Secretary for John Hancock Insurance Company in...
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Delia M. (Morris) O'Malley

February 4, 1932 - September 18, 2017

Delia M. (Morris) O'Malley, of Melrose, died peacefully on September 18, 2017 at the age of 85. Delia was born on February 4, 1932 in Eden Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland to Frank & Nora (Costello) Morris. She was raised in Ireland and came to the United States in 1950. Delia spent some years in Rhode Island & Medford, before settling in Melrose in 1956 to raise her family with her husband David. Delia...
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Frances Y. "Fran" Scalisi

August 29, 1937 - September 16, 2017

Frances Y. (McCabe) Scalisi, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Genesis Healthcare at Wakefield Center in Wakefield on Sept. 16, 2017 at the age of 80. Fran was born in Newton, raised in Arlington & Reading and a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1955. She drove cross country twice and resided in Carmel, CA for 10 years and Melrose for over 20 years. Frannie was the owner of...
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Ret. Lt. James Adams "Cowboy" Fowlie, Sr. Ph.D

February 25, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Retired Lt. James Adams "Cowboy" Fowlie Sr. PhD died suddenly on September 16, 2017, age 71. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Jim was a graduate of MHS class of 63', Salem State College class of 75' with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, Anna Maria College class of 83' with a degree of Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Columbia Pacific University Class of 89' with a degree of...
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Constantine G."Dino" Charos

March 5, 1927 - September 4, 2017

Constantine G. "Dino" Charos, of Melrose, died at the Genesis at Wakefield Center on Sept. 4, 2017 at the age of 90. Dino was born & raised in Roxbury and a graduate of Roxbury schools. He served his country as a Fireman First Class during WWII, serving in the Merchant Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and on 4 different vessels in the U.S. Navy. Dino resided in Melrose since 1950 and worked as a Labor...
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Patricia A. "Pat" Anastasi

May 23, 1925 - September 2, 2017

Patricia A. (King) Anastasi, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sept. 2, 2017 at the age of 92. Patricia was born & raised in Danvers and a graduate of Danvers High School, Class of 1942. She resided in Danvers until 1947 and Melrose since 1952. Pat was a devout catholic and member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo at the...
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John "Jack" Lynch, Jr.

August 27, 2017

John (Jack) Joseph Lynch, 82 of Tucson, previously of Melrose MA and Newington CT, died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by close family and friends. He leaves his cherished and loving wife Rose (Bernie) Bernadine Lynch, and his 6 children behind. He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Barbara Lynch, of Melrose. He also leaves behind a large and close extended family, mostly of New England....
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Emily T. (Heavey) Hanrahan

June 18, 1926 - August 27, 2017

Emily T. (Heavey) Hanrahan, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 27, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in Sligo, Ireland on June 18, 1926 to Thomas & Maude (O'Neil) Heavey. She was raised in Ireland and attended college in Dublin where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Emily immigrated to the United States in 1954 where she would later meet her husband Thomas J. Hanrahan. They were...
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Doris M. (O'Connor) McAvoy

May 6, 1929 - August 26, 2017

Doris M. (O'Connor) McAvoy, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 26th, 2017 at the age of 88. Doris was born in Chelsea, MA on May 6, 1929 to James & Mary Alice (Flynn) O'Connor. She was raised in East Boston & Winthrop, and graduated from Fitten High School. Doris went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Mt. St. Mary's College. She worked as a Lab Technician at Boston City Hospital prior to...
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Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley

February 24, 1932 - August 19, 2017

Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mary was born in Melrose on February 24, 1932 to the late Joseph & Helena (O'Connell) Dolaher and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. In 1956, Mary married William J. Kelley, also of Melrose. They recently celebrated sixty-one years of marriage....
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James Robert Staffier

April 23, 1968 - August 18, 2017

James Robert Staffier, 49, of East Falmouth, formerly of Medford, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on August 18, 2017. Jim enjoyed boating around the waters of Cape Cod and a fun filled day on Washburn Island with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter Dakota, the love of his life. Other interests include skiing, which he was an EISL Champion, Hockey,...
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Daniel J. Ledoux

April 18, 1957 - August 14, 2017

Daniel J. Ledoux, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on August 14, 2017 at the age of 60. Dan was born in Tripoli, Libya on April 18, 1957, was raised in Melrose, and attended the Lincoln Elementary School and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1975. He went on to attend Salem State College, University of Hawaii, Oregon State University, Bunker Hill Community College and Woods Hole...
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Leo F. Greene III

March 31, 1953 - August 11, 2017

Leo F. Greene, III, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on August 11, 2017 at the age of 64. Leo was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1971. He went on to receive his degree from the University of New England in Maine, Class of 1976. Leo was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Market Research Associate for Fieldworks Boston in Waltham for many...
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Shawn P. Demenkow

June 12, 1970 - August 8, 2017

Master Sergeant Shawn P. Demenkow, USMC, Retired, (47) passed away at home in Maysville, NC, on August 8th. Shawn was born on June 12, 1970 and grew up in Wakefield, MA. He was a beloved son to his mother, Barbara (Dickenson) Hallstrom and her husband, Robert Hallstrom of Sebago, ME; his father, Paul Demenkow and his wife, Frances (Ahern) Demenkow of North Reading, MA. He was the cherished...
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Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione

December 28, 1926 - August 8, 2017

Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione passed away at the Life Care Center in Stoneham, on August 8, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Revere on December 28, 1926 to the late Louis & Laura (Giggi) Maiani. Rita was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943. Mrs. Gaglione was a homemaker who lived in Everett until 1959, Chelsea until 2005 and in Melrose since 2005. She was a...
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Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo

June 7, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo, of Melrose, died on August 8, 2017 at the age of 83. Margie grew up as the youngest of four children. She had many interests in school including, cheerleading, drama, majorette, and playing the guitar. Margie liked Bob since she was a young girl. She used to say that she chased him until she caught him. Margie was a stay at home mother who raised four children, two boys...
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Marie T. (Dinarello) MacInnes

October 10, 1938 - August 8, 2017

Marie T. (Dinarello) MacInnes, formerly of Melrose, died August 8, 2017 at the age of 78. Marie was born in Winthrop on October 10, 1938 to Joseph & Rena (Martinoli) Dinarello and was graduated from Melrose High School in 1956. Marie worked as an accountant for Polaroid in Waltham for over thirty years. She always enjoyed traveling, making trips to Italy, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Marie was...
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Joseph "Joey" Crowley

July 24, 1962 - August 8, 2017

Joseph "Joey" Crowley, of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on August 8, 2017 at the age of 55. Joey was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose schools. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Janitor for Crystal Warehouse Corp. in Wakefield for many years. Joey enjoyed playing softball & basketball in Melrose for the Special Olympics and playing...
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Kiley) Cerretani

October 9, 1936 - August 6, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Cerretani (Kiley), 80, of Melrose passed away peacefully at The Bridges by Epoch in Mashpee on Sunday, August 6th. Betty was born in Melrose on October, 9, 1,936, the daughter of the late Stephen C. Kiley and Ann Cecelia Kiley [Carey). She was raised in Melrose on the Kiley Farm with many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Betty was a graduate of St. Mary's High School,...
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Kathleen A. (Flynn) Martin

April 28, 1925 - August 3, 2017

Kathleen A. (Flynn) Martin, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on August 3, 2017 at the age of 92. Kathleen was born in Melrose on April 28, 1925 to Nicholas & Katherine (Healey) Flynn. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & High Schools. Kathleen married her late husband, Earl Martin, and moved to Stoneham where they raised their daughter. Kathleen &...
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Ellen D. (Gray) Will

November 16, 1943 - July 30, 2017

Ellen D. (Gray) Will, of Melrose, died at her home on July 30, 2017 at the age of 73. Ellen was born in Plymouth, NH, raised in Lincoln, NH and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge & Latin in Cambridge. She resided in Concord for several years and Somerville & Melrose for many years. Ellen worked for Roger's Foam Factory in Somerville for several years and the Highland Café in Malden for many years....
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Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson

October 16, 1937 - July 27, 2017

Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 27, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Boston on October 16, 1937, she was raised in Dorchester, graduated from St. Patrick Grammar School, St. Matthew High School and received her certificate as a health care professional. Ellen lived in Dorchester for many years, Salem for over 25 years and the past 20...
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Mia Rodriguez

February 17, 1976 - July 25, 2017

Miassoti Rodriguez, 41, died on July 25, with her loving family beside her in Melrose, Mass. She was a beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend to many. Mia was born February 17, 1976, in Boston, Mass, to Mother Carmen N Corredor and Father Hector Rodriguez. Her interest included spending time with her family, music and cars. Her talents where an exceptional hair barber, piano player,...
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Christine A. Kozlowski-Chipman

January 31, 1978 - July 24, 2017

Christine A. Kozlowski-Chipman, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on July 24, 2017 at the age of 39. Christine was born in Cambridge, raised in Charlestown and a graduate of the Fenway Middle High School, Class of 1996. She was a lifelong Charlestown resident and the last several years in Arizona. Christine enjoyed singing, drawing and painting. She loved to go concerts and...
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David L Dwyer

May 14, 1955 - July 24, 2017

David L. Dwyer, of Lynn, formerly of Melrose, died July 24, 2017 at the age of 62. David was born in Winthrop to William & Marion (Lord) Dwyer. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. David spent over thirty years serving as a Police Officer for the City of Melrose. Those who knew him will remember his wild sense of humor and natural affinity for helping those in need....
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Frank E. Mahoney, Jr.

July 20, 1959 - July 22, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Frank E. Mahoney, Jr. announces his passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the age of 58 years. Son of the late Barbara A. and Frank E. Mahoney, Sr., Frank was a long-time resident of Melrose, MA until his recent move to Reading, MA. Frank is survived by his brother Larry and his wife Christine Mahoney, his sister Patricia...
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Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza

April 13, 1929 - July 19, 2017

Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on July 19, 2017 at the age of 88. Gena was born in East Boston, raised in Chelsea, a graduate of Chelsea High School and Burdett Business School. She resided in Malden for several years, Wakefield for 10 years and Melrose for 30 years. Gena worked as a Secretary for Tufts Dental School in Boston and...
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Giovanna Guerriero

October 4, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Giovanna Guerriero, of Wakefield, died peacefully on July 17, 2017 at the age of 84. Giovanna was born in Avella, Italy on October 4, 1932 to Salvatore & Carmella Colletta. She was spent the first 34 years of her life living in Italy. She married her husband, the late Pasquale Guerriero, and had her three children in Italy before coming to the United States and eventually settling in Malden. But...
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Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw

August 18, 1943 - July 17, 2017

Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw, of Melrose, died at the Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell on July 17, 2017 at the age of 73. Carol was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School in Malden. She resided in Melrose since 1971, worked as a Waitress for the Hilltop Restaurant for 37 years and also as a Cashier for K Mart in Saugus for 12 years. Carol was a member of St. Mary's...
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Henry A. Rappa

April 10, 1944 - July 16, 2017

Henry A. Rappa Sr., a Melrose resident for 50 years, died July 16, 2017 at the age of 73. Henry was born in Revere, MA on April 10, 1944 to Henry & Marie (Vigliotti) Rappa. He was raised in Revere and attended vocational school in Everett. Henry loved cars and spent 35 years working as an auto mechanic for Broadway Motor Service. After retiring, Henry began a second career, spanning nineteen...
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Mark E. Riess

December 21, 1960 - July 16, 2017

Mark E. Riess, of Middleton, former of Wakefield, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 16, 2017 at the age of 56. Mark was born in Stoneham, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979. He resided in Melrose for 18 years and the past 17 years in Middleton. Mark worked as a Parts Manager for 128 Ford in Wakefield for many years. He was a member of the...
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Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin

November 27, 1932 - July 15, 2017

Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Barbara was born in Chelsea, MA on November 27, 1932 to William & Agnes (Lynn) Driscoll. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Barbara went on to obtain a nursing degree from Chelsea Memorial Nursing School after high school. After...
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William "Bill" Crowther

July 22, 1932 - July 15, 2017

William "Bill" Crowther, of Melrose, died July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Bill was born in Stoneham, MA on July 22, 1932 to Andrew & Mary (Daly) Crowther. He was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1949. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following the war, he married his late wife Joan, and the two moved to Melrose in 1958, where they remained for...
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Cara A. (Linehan) Buckwell

February 17, 1983 - July 11, 2017

Cara (Linehan) Buckwell, a premiere Division I swimmer and marathon runner, tackled every athletic endeavor with fervor and a pronounced focus on achievement. When faced with a stage-four lung cancer diagnosis in March, she applied the same will, commitment and determination to her recovery. Tough, resilient and graceful. It was an unfair match, despite her lifelong preparation. She died on...
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Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran

June 14, 1930 - July 11, 2017

Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 11, 2017 at the age of 87. Marilyn was born in Melrose on June 14, 1930 to Norman & Mary (McCarthy) McCann. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948, and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Mt Ida College in 1950. Marilyn married Peter Curran and they raised their five children in Melrose. She...
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Ann S. Janzen

May 18, 1916 - July 5, 2017

Ann Schwarz Janzen of Peabody, Massachusetts passed away on July 5th, 2017 at the age of 101. Known for her love of her late husband Arnold and family, compassion and caring for others, love of music, the outdoors, gardening, exercise and cooking, her gracious smile will be missed by all. Ann was born May 18th, 1916 in New York, New York to Nicholas and Antonia Schwarz, who were Hungarian...
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Gertrude M. (Leuci) Jodrey

March 12, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Gertrude M. (Leuci) Jodrey passed away at her home in Largo Florida on July 3, 2017. She was 82 years of age. Gert was born in Chelsea on March 12,1935, she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Mrs. Jodrey lived in Melrose for over 40 years before moving to Florida 14 years ago. Gertrude worked for many years for the B&M Railroad and Amtrak as a telephone operator, bridge...
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Joseph A. Meehan

July 2, 2017

Joseph A. Meehan age 46 of Melrose died on July 2, 2017 from a long and tragic battle with addiction. Joe is survived by his beloved children Jessica and Joseph and his ex wife Kelly (Robbins) Meehan of Haverhill. He was the son of the late Marie (Boire) Meehan and Robert Meehan of Melrose. Cherished little brother of Debra Lucey and her fiancée Glenn Rougeau of North Adams, Robert and Ellen...
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Lorraine M. (Haskell) Fitzgerald

March 28, 1919 - July 1, 2017

Lorraine M. (Haskell) Fitzgerald, of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on July 1, 2017 at the age of 98. Lorraine was born in Boston and raised in Allston. She resided in Milton for several years and Melrose for many years. Lorraine enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles and knitting & crocheting. She worked as a Waitress for the Red Coach Grill for many years and as a Proof...
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Elvera (DiOrio) Sasso

March 28, 1919 - June 30, 2017

Elvera (DiOrio) Sasso, formerly of Revere, died on June 30, 2017 at the age of 98. Elvera was born & raised in Everett and attend Everett schools. She resided in Revere for many years and worked as a Sales Clerk for Filenes in Boston for over 20 years retiring at the age of 62. Elvera was very outgoing and her family was the most important part of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late...
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Robert A. "Bob" Skaare, Sr.

December 4, 1946 - June 29, 2017

Robert A. "Bob" Skaare, Sr., of Melrose, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2017 at the age of 70. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate Melrose High School, Class of 1964 and was pitcher for the Melrose high baseball team. He was the owner of Bob Skaare Trucking for many years, was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of the Melrose Fish & Game. Bob was "Good Guy", well respected,...
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Beatrice (Bennett) Dinardi

November 27, 1919 - June 29, 2017

Beatrice (Bennett) Dinardi, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2017 at the age of 97. Beatrice was born & raised in Melrose and a Melrose High School graduate, Class of 1937. She was very proud to be a lifelong Melrose resident and was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid gardener, a member of the Melrose Garden Club and was an amazing seamstress...
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Pauline M. (Johnson) Mountain

March 30, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Pauline (Johnson) Mountain, 88, of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully in her sleep on June 24, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was the wife of Thomas "Mickey" Mountain who died last year. Pauline, the daughter of Lloyd and Annie (Burke) Johnson, was the first baby born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass. Her birth came as a joyful surprise to her...
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James Daniel Browne

April 25, 1922 - June 17, 2017

James Daniel Browne Age 95, of Melrose, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. Devoted son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret T. (Buckley) Browne. Beloved husband of Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne. Cherished father of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of...
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Jane Marie Forrest

August 13, 1938 - June 17, 2017

Jane Marie Forrest passed away at her home in Saugus on June 17, 2017. She was 78 years of age. Jane was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Francis & Rose (Timmins) Forrest. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1956. In 1971 she and a friend drove across the United States traveling on the northern route first, down the Pacific coast...
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William D. "Bill" Poirier

June 12, 1952 - June 1, 2017

William D. Poirier, "Bill", was born in Everett, MA to the late William and Muriel Poirier. Bill loved to talk, and he loved to listen to the stories of the people around him. He was a skilled machinist at General Electric for many years, first in Everett then in Lynn, where he worked on building jet engines. Bill was many things. He was the beloved "Chef Bill" at the Lincoln Elementary School,...
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Agnes (Gilmartin) Hatfield

June 28, 1929 - June 1, 2017

Agnes (Gilmartin) Hatfield, of Saugus, died at the Chestnut Woods Rehab & Nursing Center in Saugus on June 1, 2017 at the age of 87. Agnes was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose schools. She resided in Saugus for most of her life, was a member of St. Margaret's Church for 50 years and worked at the rectory for 10 years. Agnes worked as a Bookkeeper for Malden Trust Bank in Malden and...
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Rose A. (Bramante) Pagliarulo

August 12, 1931 - May 29, 2017

Rose A. (Bramante) Pagliarulo, 85, of Melrose died peacefully at Oosterman's Rest Home on May 29, 2017. Rose was born August 12, 1931 to the late Frank & Maria Bramante, she was raised in the West End of Boston and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School. She was employed at John Hancock where she worked for over a decade before starting her family. Rose was a homemaker who loved to sing...
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Francis J. "Frank" Dedulonus

April 3, 1944 - May 27, 2017

Francis James "Frank" Dedulonus passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 27, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Boston on April 3, 1944 to the late Francis & Philomena (Torelli) Dedulonus. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from Boys Latin High School. Frank lived briefly in Saugus, Melrose for 30 years and recently moved to Salem, New Hampshire. Mr. Dedulonus worked...
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Mary Rita (McDonough) Young

February 23, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Mary Rita (McDonough) Young passed away in Melrose on May 24, 2017 at the age of 91. Mary was born in Portland, Maine on February 23, 1926 to the late James & Nora (Lee) McDonough. She was raised in Portland, Maine, graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942 where she was the Valedictorian. Prior to marriage Mary worked for the Maritime Commission in South Portland during WWII. She was a...
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Roland C. Medeiros

May 26, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Roland C. Medeiros died peacefully surrounded by his family at Winchester Hospital on May 24, 2017. He passed away 2 days short of his 91st birthday. Mr. Medeiros was born in Cambridge on May 26, 1926 to the late Francisco & Deolinda (Carvalho) Medeiros. He was raised in Cambridge and Somerville and graduated from Ringe Tech in Cambridge. He graduated top of his class from Fisher Business School...
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Catherine Frances (McNamara) O'Neill

May 24, 2017

Catherine Frances (McNamara) O'Neill, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 24, 2017 at the age of 81. Catherine was born in Cambridge on March 31, 1936 to John & Catherine (Lyons) McNamara. She was raised in Cambridge & Somerville, and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Catherine married the late Edward J. O'Neill in 1958 at St. Anne's Church in Somerville. They enjoyed...
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William J. "Bill" Bidgood

December 21, 1929 - May 20, 2017

William J. "Bill" Bidgood, of Melrose, died at his home on May 20, 2017 at the age of 87. Bill was born in 1929 in Springfield, VT, raised in Cavendish (Proctorsville Village), VT. Bill graduated from Rutland High School class of 1947 & Norwich University class of 1951. Upon graduation from Norwich, Bill was sent to the Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, VA to study with the Army Corps of Engineers...
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Josephine A. (Proctor) Krasco

December 25, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Josephine "Jo" (Proctor) Krasco, 87, of Melrose died peacefully at Life Care Center of Stoneham on May 15, 2017. Born on Christmas Day, 1929 in Chelsea, MA to Chester and Cecilia (Tomaszewski) Proctor, Jo was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High Class of 1948. She married George (Garabedian) Krasco and was a dedicated mother and homemaker who enjoyed Bingo, Foxwoods, playing...
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Florence (Letterie) Phillips

July 30, 1930 - May 12, 2017

Florence (Letterie) Phillips passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Emergency Room suddenly on May 12, 2017 at the age of 86. Florence was born in East Boston on July 30, 1930 to the late James & Florence (Delucia) Letterie. She was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston High School and lived most of her life in East Boston. Mrs. Phillips moved to Melrose in the 1990's to be closer to her...
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Claire M. (Flannery) Hanson

June 16, 1928 - May 10, 2017

Claire M. (Flannery) Hanson, of Melrose, died at her home on May 10, 2017 at the age of 88. Claire was born & raised in South Boston and a graduate of the Gate of Heaven High School. She resided in South Boston until 1954 and the past 63 years in Melrose. Claire was a homemaker and member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose for over 60 years. She loved bingo, going out to dinner and was very proud of...
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Anthony A Piscitello

September 28, 1935 - May 6, 2017

Anthony A. Piscitello, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 6, 2017 at the age of 81. Anthony was born in Hartford, CT on September 28, 1935 to Albert & Frances (Longo) Piscitello. He was raised in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School. In 1958 Anthony joined the United States Army and served honorably from 1958-1962 during the Cold War. After his...
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Armando R. "Mandy" Vesprini

February 24, 1926 - May 2, 2017

Armando R. Vesprini, 91, beloved husband of Mary (A'Hearn) passed away quietly on May 2nd, 2017 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a year long period of declining health. Born in Everett, MA in 1926 to Nazzareno and Michelina Vesprini, who immigrated from Italy in October 1920, Armando, affectionately known by all as "Mandy", was one of 6 children and grew up in the neighborhood of Everett...
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John Joseph Sylvain

January 14, 1969 - April 25, 2017

John J. Sylvain, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on April 25, 2017 at the age of 48. John was born in Saugus, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1987. He resided in Melrose for many years and the past 3 years in Saugus. John worked as a Mover for Doucette Moving Co. in Reading and was a former member of the Saugus Elks Club...
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Elizabeth F. (Coviello) Mitchell

December 10, 1918 - April 24, 2017

Elizabeth F. (Coviello) Mitchell passed away April 24, 2017 at the age of 98. Betty, as know to family and friends, was born in Wakefield MA on December 10, 1918 to the late Anthony & Louise (Gavagno) Coviello, where she lived growing up and graduated Wakefield High School Class of 1937. Betty resided in Melrose for over 60 years. She worked in the dry cleaning business until the age of 80. ...
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Stephen G. Hill

February 1, 1957 - April 23, 2017

Stephen G. Hill, of Peabody, died peacefully on April 23, 2017 at the age of 60. Stephen was born in Winchester, MA on February 1, 1957 to Warren M. Hill & Olivia Mannetta. He was loved by the staff & residents of his Lowell St. home & Class Inc. A Prayer Service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery,...
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Virgilio "Richard" Moscaritolo

March 23, 1932 - April 20, 2017

Virgilio "Richard" Moscaritolo passed away at the Keene Center Genesis Eldercare in Keene, NH on April 20, 2017. He was 85 years of age. Mr. Moscaritolo was born in East Boston on March 23, 1932 to the late Pasquale & Emmanuella (DiFronzo) Moscaritolo, he was raised in East Boston and graduated from English High School in Boston, Class of 1949. Richard then graduated from New England College of...
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Howard J. Oliver

February 15, 1931 - April 20, 2017

Howard J. "Howie" Oliver of Winthrop and former resident of Melrose and Malden passed away on April 20th 2017 at the age of 86. Howie proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War, then worked as a skilled machinist most of his life before retiring. He was the proud co-owner of Mim and Jim's Consignment shop in Melrose in the 1970s. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary...
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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Saulnier

May 30, 1917 - April 20, 2017

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" (Burke) Saulnier passed away at the Fitch Home in Melrose on April 20, 2017. She was 99 years of age. Liz was born in Reading, Massachusetts on May, 30, 1917, she was raised in Nova Scotia, lived in Chelsea for over 60 years and the last 3 years in Melrose. Mrs. Saulnier worked for many years at the General Electric Plant in Lynn. Liz was very active at St. Rose Church and...
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