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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

Thomas J. Maher, Jr.

May 24, 1933 - April 22, 2018

Thomas J. Maher, Jr., of Melrose, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on April 22, 2018 at the age of 84. He was surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Manhattan, NY and raised in the Bronx. He attended Machine & Metal Trades HS in NY City and completed his education in the U.S. Navy at the United States Armed Forces Institute and proudly served his country during the Korean War....
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Alice (Mazzola) Auditore

November 25, 1929 - April 21, 2018

Alice (Mazzola) Auditore, of Revere passed away on April 21, 2018, at the age of 88. Alice was born and raised in Revere, attended Revere schools and was a lifelong Revere resident. Alice became the President of Floors Incorporated of New England, the family business in 1978. She was very active and committed to her church, Eagle Heights Cathedral in Revere, where she led a senior ministry and...
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Jann M. Reardon

September 4, 1947 - April 15, 2018

Jann M. Reardon passed away peacefully at her home in Saugus on April 15, 2018. She was 70 years of age. Jann was born in Melrose on September 4,1947 to the late William Leo & Virginia (Holden) Reardon. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and lived most of her life in Melrose. Miss Reardon moved to Sheffield Heights in Saugus 17 years ago. Jann started her...
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Claire M. (Hightower) Donaldson

October 13, 1954 - April 14, 2018

Claire M. (Hightower) Donaldson, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on April 14, 2018 at the age of 63. Claire is remembered for her generosity and selfless willingness to help those in need. She loved spending time with her granddaughters and taking lots of pictures at family gatherings to mark each special occasion. She was passionate about her work at Spaulding Rehab and was always excited about...
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Thomas F Ward III

June 25, 1982 - April 13, 2018

WARD, Thomas F. III. of Melrose, April 13, 2018, age 35. He is survived by his wife, Avelyn M. (Currier) Ward, and by his parents, Thomas F. Ward Jr. of Melrose, MA, and Gloria A. (Boyster) Ward, of Palm Harbor, FL, and by Lisa Ward and Bill Muse. He is also survived by his sister, Kristina Hanlon, and her husband, David, of Saugus; by his grandmother, Latha Boyster of Palm Harbor, FL, and by his...
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Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins

November 3, 1939 - April 13, 2018

Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 13, 2018. She was 78 years of age. Mary Ann was born in Revere on November 3, 1939 to the late Frank & Elvera (Orlandello) Williams. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Mary Ann was a homemaker and has lived in Melrose for the past 40 years. She enjoyed spending time at home with...
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Angela M. (Pisaturo) Falzarano

March 22, 1929 - April 13, 2018

Angela M. (Pisaturo) Falzarano passed away at her home in Melrose on April 13, 2018. She was 89 years of age. Angela was born in Malden on March 22, 1929, to the late Giuseppe & Gertrude (Mastrolito) Pisaturo. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1947. She and her husband Jim moved to Melrose in 1968 and she has been a resident ever since. Mrs. Falzarano was a Real...
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Roland "Rollie" Poulin

June 22, 1959 - April 11, 2018

Roland "Rollie" Poulin passed away at his home in Melrose on April 11, 2018. He was 58 years of age. Rollie was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and lived most of his life in Melrose. He entered the US Marine Corps in 1977 and served his country with pride until 1982. Mr. Poulin worked as an iron worker for many years and was a member of the Iron Workers Local 7 in Boston. He...
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Stephen P. Kiley

January 23, 1933 - April 11, 2018

Stephen Patrick Kiley January 1933 – April 2018 He said it best just two days before his passing Wednesday 11 April, " God knows the way and all is good" His faith led the way from here where he was a Dad, husband, brother, Uncle, business partner, coach and teammate for 85 years. His persistence carried him from his childhood home and work on Kiley Farm in Melrose to St. Mary's...
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Gertrude K. (Kenefick) Edgeworth

July 9, 1922 - April 7, 2018

Gertrude K. (Kenefick) Edgeworth passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on April 7, 2018. She was 95 years of age. Gertrude was born in Everett, MA on July 29, 1922 to the late Thomas & Elizabeth (Sheehan) Kenefick. One of twelve children she was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Gertrude married Wiilam L. Edgeworth in 1972, moved to Melrose and has been a...
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Manuel P. Mannie" Goveia

May 27, 1923 - April 7, 2018

Manuel P. "Mannie" Goveia passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 7, 2018 at the age of 94. Mannie was born in Lowell on May 27, 1923 to the late Francesco & Mary (Ferreira) Goveia. He was raised in Lowell & East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Mannie served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. He was a resident of Melrose since 1973. Mr. Goveia worked...
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Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne

January 9, 1934 - April 3, 2018

Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne passed away at the Arnold House in Stoneham on April 3, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Estelle was born in Medford on January 9, 1934 to the late Frank & Lucille (Musto) Rizzo. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mrs. Colborne was a lifelong resident of Melrose. Prior to her marriage she worked for a bank in Boston and then after raising...
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David Geary

October 24, 1942 - April 2, 2018

David B. Geary, of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 2, 2018 at the age of 75. David was born in Gloucester, MA on October 24, 1942 to the late John W. and Ethel (Mitchell) Geary. He was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School. Dave worked as an electrician for many years at Polaroid before transitioning to maintenance...
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Daniel R. Guevin

June 2, 1987 - April 1, 2018

Daniel R. Guevin, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 1, 2018 at the age of 30. Dan was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 2005. He enjoyed spending time in Ossipee, NH, swimming, boating and jet skiing. Dan's family, nieces and nephew were the most important part of his life. He was the loving son of Daniel J. & Joanne E. Guevin of...
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Walter F. Hill

November 12, 1941 - April 1, 2018

Walter F. Hill, of Melrose, died at the Life Care of Stoneham on April 1, 2018 at the age of 76. Walter was born & raised in Everett and went on to graduate from Malden High School, Class of 1960. He resided in Melrose since 1977 and worked as a Manager for the Mass. Turnpike Authority for many years before his retirement at the age of 56. Walter was a member of the Winthrop Elks Club in Winthrop...
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Joann T. (Taracevicz) O'Brien

May 16, 1931 - March 26, 2018

Joann (Taracevicz) O'Brien, 86, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center in Peabody, MA. Joann was the beloved wife of the late Walter O'Brien of Saugus. Joann was born on May 16, 1931 in Cambridge, MA to Fabian Taracevicz and Katherine (Smiarowska) Taracevicz, both immigrants of Poland. Joann was raised in Malden, MA and graduated high...
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Dean Cronis

November 5, 1932 - March 21, 2018

Dean Cronis passed away at the Bostonian Nursing & Rehab Center in Dorchester on March 21, 2018. He was 85 years of age. Dean was born in Melrose on November 5, 1932 to the late John & Vivian (Kostas) Chronopoulos. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Emerson College and received his Masters in Education from St. John University in New York City. Mr. Cronis was an...
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Dorothy L. (Connolly) Robbins

July 16, 1924 - March 19, 2018

Dorothy L. (Connolly) Robbins, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 19, 2018 at the age of 93. Dorothy was born & raised in Charlestown and attended Charlestown schools. She resided in Charlestown until 1950, Somerville for 25 years and the past 43 years in Melrose. Dorothy enjoyed family vacations at their camp in Rochester, NH, traveling to Hawaii, Bermuda, Montreal, New...
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Michael J. "Otis" Twomey

April 24, 1950 - March 16, 2018

Michael J. "Otis" Twomey, age 67, of Winthrop, MA. He passed away peacefully March 16, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Bonnie E. Hamann, "The love of his life". A beloved son of deceased parents Augustine J. Twomey and Mary Murphy Twomey Grimes. Mike is survived by a loving sister, Anita L. Phipps of Holliston, MA, a brother Myles...
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Jerome A. Ambrogne, Jr.

January 26, 1961 - March 16, 2018

Jerome A. Ambrogne Jr. passed away suddenly at the Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire on March 16, 2018. He was 57 years of age. Jerome was born in Melrose on January 26, 1961 to Margaret (Bushee) Ambrogne of Melrose and late Jerome Ambrogne, he was raised in Melrose and graduated from the Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield. He lived in Malden for a few years and the past numerous years in...
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Catherine Joy (Kinneer) Koontz

June 28, 1935 - March 13, 2018

The pillar of our family, Catherine Joy Koontz (nee Kinneer) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Joy, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was the second of three daughters born to Fredrick Marion and Kathryn (Donoghue) Kinneer of Dayton, Ohio. Born in Murray City, Ohio on June 28, 1935, she spent much of her childhood in the rolling hills and woodlands of southeastern Ohio,...
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David Joseph O'Donnell

November 6, 1938 - March 9, 2018

David Joseph O'Donnell passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 79. Mr. O'Donnell was born in Charlestown on November 6, 1938. He was the youngest of eight children. He graduated from Charlestown High School, lived in Stoneham for many years and the past 25 years in Melrose. David was the owner of the Yankee Clipper Barber Shop in Melrose since 1977 and was a longtime supporter...
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Mary A. (McCabe) Fitzgerald

July 3, 1947 - March 5, 2018

Mary A. (McCabe) Fitzgerald passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was 70 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on July 3, 1947 to the late William & Helen McCabe. She was raised in raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Mary moved to Melrose in 1971 and was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her children. Mrs. Fitzgerald was an avid reader,...
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Ann Kristy (Stodolnic) Fedele

June 19, 1968 - February 28, 2018

Ann Kristy (Stodolnic) Fedele passed away suddenly on February 28, 2018 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. She was 49 years of age. Kristy was born in Melrose on June 19, 1968 to the late George & Ann (Ratterman) Stodolnic. She graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, attended Pope John High School in Everett and graduated from Melrose High School. She worked in admissions at Massachusetts...
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Marian E. (Sullivan) MacLeod

December 4, 1931 - February 27, 2018

Marian Elizabeth (Sullivan) MacLeod, age 86 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 27, 2018. Marian (Mimsy) beloved wife of George Graham MacLeod for 67 years, having married him in the First Baptist Church of Everett on March 18, 1951. She is survived by her four children, Diane Cooper and Charles of Osprey, FL, Doreen Johnson and Scott of Byfield,...
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Richard A. Gorman

December 28, 1933 - February 27, 2018

Richard A. "Dick" Gorman passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center in Stoneham with his family by his side. He was 84 years of age, born in Roxbury, MA, on December 28, 1933 to the late Francis & Agnes (McNeil) Gorman. Mr. Gorman lived in Somerville for many years before moving to Melrose 40 years ago. Richard worked in the printing and paper business for over 40 years, retiring in 1999....
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Nancy Covino

July 19, 1950 - February 26, 2018

Nancy Covino passed away at the North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital in Lynn on February 26, 2018. She was 67 years of age. Nancy was born in Rochester, NH on July 19, 1950 to the late Samuel J. & Marie L. (Cafasso) Covino. She was raised in Stoneham, attended Stoneham elementary schools, the John T. Barry School and St. Coletta's School. Miss Covino lived in Melrose from 1975-2011, Malden a...
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Robert F. "Hap" Hennigan

August 10, 1932 - February 25, 2018

Robert F."Hap" Hennigan, of Melrose, beloved son of Thomas and Catherine (Ryan) Hennigan, died at the Winchester Hospital on Feb. 25, 2018 at the age of 85. Hap was born & raised in Charlestown and moved to Melrose at the age of 13. He attended Melrose schools and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Hap resided in Melrose for most of his life and worked as a Truck...
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Margaret A. Cornwall

March 12, 1930 - February 25, 2018

Margaret A. Cornwall passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester on February 25, 2018. She was 87 years of age. She was born in Ireland on March 12, 1930 to the late William & Annie (Dolan) Cornwall. Margaret came to the United States in 1948. She lived in Boston, Medford, Everett for 20 years and the past few years in Winchester. Margaret worked as a seamstress at Mary Burns Bridal...
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James T. McManus

October 19, 1940 - February 24, 2018

James T. McManus passed away at his home in Melrose on February 24, 2018 at the age of 77. Jim was raised in Woburn, MA, and graduated from Woburn High School in 1958. He then went on to honorably serve in the Army as a Cannoneer at Ft. Sill, where he boasted no one successfully invaded Oklahoma during his tour. Upon discharge, he returned to Massachusetts where he entered the elevator industry...
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Warren E. "Eddie" Bushee

October 19, 1932 - February 20, 2018

Warren E. "Eddie" Bushee passed away at the High Pointe House in Haverhill on February 20, 2018. He was 85 years old. Eddie was born in Melrose on October 19, 1932 to the late Charles & Emma (Boucher) Bushee. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose High School. After high school he entered the US Army and served his country with pride as a Corporal during the Korean War. Eddie worked as an oil...
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Margaret (Dowd) DiLeo

February 19, 2018

Margaret (Dowd) DiLeo, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, February 19. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. DiLeo. Loving mother of Nicholas S. DiLeo and his wife Emily and Kathleen M. DiLeo. Beloved nana of Jared, Lauren, Catherine and Isabella DiLeo. Dear sister of Dorothy McColgan, Virginia Healey and Thomas Dowd. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St.,...
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Lisa M. Pollard

October 14, 1986 - February 17, 2018

Lisa M. Pollard, of Melrose, passed away on Feb. 17, 2018 at the age of 31. Lisa was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 2004. She went on to graduate from the Bryman Institute and worked as a Medical Assistant. Lisa cared about everyone else, was a very compassionate, adventurous, funny, had a "Big Heart" and was a "Goof Ball". She was very family oriented...
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Jeffrey R. Brogan

April 10, 1959 - February 14, 2018

Jeffrey R. Brogan of Melrose died unexpectedly on February 14, 2018 at the age of 58. Jeff was born in White Plains, NY on April 10, 1959. He was raised in White Plains, NY and graduated from White Plains High School in 1976 where he excelled in wrestling and baseball. He attended Northeastern University and graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Business Management. Jeff worked...
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Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes

April 13, 1930 - February 14, 2018

Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes, of Melrose, died at her home on Feb. 14, 2018 at the age of 87. Mary was born & raised in Mission Hill and a graduate of Mission Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for over 60 years and worked as a Claim Adjuster for Central Mutual Insurance Co. of Boston & Waltham for over 35 years before her retirement at the age of 62. Mary was a member of St. Mary's Church...
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Joseph Francis Baxter, Jr

October 18, 1935 - February 8, 2018

Joseph Francis Baxter Jr. passed away in Stuart Florida on February 8, 2018. He was 82 years of age. Joseph was born in Boston, raised in Jamaica Plain, was raised in Jamaica Plain, graduated from Boston Latin High School and attended Northeastern University. Mr. Baxter served his country with pride in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He lived in Melrose for 34 years and in Dennis Port for 15...
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John James Geehan, Jr.

June 30, 1941 - February 6, 2018

John J. Geehan Jr., a 55 year resident of Melrose, passed away on February 6, 2018 at the age of 76. John was born in Chelsea, MA on June 30, 1941 to John and Monica (Halley) Geehan. He was raised in Melrose, and attended school at St. Mary's Grammar School and later graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1959. John was a letter carrier for the Post Office in Melrose for over 25 years...
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Roger A. L'Heureux

July 27, 1928 - February 5, 2018

Roger A. L'Heureux, 89, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Myasthenia Gravis. He was born in Sanford, ME to William L'Heureux and Rose (Morin) L'Heureux. Roger grew up in Sanford, ME with his brothers William, Gilbert, and Richard, and sister Paulette. He attended The Brothers of Christian Instruction School in Alfred, ME and...
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Richard P. "Dickie" Cook

August 16, 1943 - February 5, 2018

Richard P. "Dickie" Cook passed away suddenly at his home in Melrose on February 5, 2018. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Cook was born in Malden on August 16, 1943 to the late Walter & Dorothy (McDermod) Cook. He was raised in Malden & Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Cook worked for over 30 years at Middlesex Warehouse and then as a manager the for maintenance facility for the...
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Patricia Ann (Smith) Pike

January 15, 1954 - February 4, 2018

Patricia Ann (Smith) Pike passed away at her home in Melrose after a courageous 20 year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Stoneham on January 15, 1954 to the late Russell & Catherine (Randall) Smith. She was raised in the Mount Hood section of Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1972. Patty Ann was a lifelong resident of Melrose who had a love for dogs and horses....
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Armand A. Gonzales

October 15, 1925 - February 3, 2018

Armand A. Gonzales passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018 while wintering in Ft. Myers, Florida. Armand had just returned back to his condo from practicing his golf game and was sitting comfortably watching the Golf Channel when he was called home by our Lord. He was 92 years young. Armand's zest for life was an inspiration to others. Armand was born in Malden,...
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Robert P. Thibault

June 27, 1938 - February 1, 2018

Robert P. Thibault passed away on February 1, 2018 at the age of 79. Robert was born in Lynn on June 27, 1938 to the late Alfred and Arlene (O'Connell) Thibault. He was raised in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Class of 1956. Mr. Thibault served his country with pride in the US Army. Robert worked as a shipping coordinator at Polaroid for over 25 years. He was been a...
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Mario A. Guzzo

February 5, 1930 - January 29, 2018

Mario A. Guzzo passed away at his home in Beverly on January 29, 2018. He was 87 years of age. Mario was born in Boston, was raised in East Boston, lived in Chelsea and Somerville for a few years, Melrose for over 40 years and the past 22 years in Beverly. He served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Guzzo was a plumbing & heating contractor and ran Mario A. Guzzo &...
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Joseph L. "Joe" Ippolito, Jr.

March 30, 1928 - January 27, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Louis Ippolito Jr. passed away on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at the age of 89 surrounded by his family at his home for the past 53 years in Melrose, Massachusetts. Joseph is predeceased by his younger sister Jane Ippolito. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Rita Porzio Ippolito, two children, his daughter, Jane Murray and her husband John, and his son, Joseph Ippolito and his wife...
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Daniel R. Omogrosso, Sr.

August 22, 1936 - January 26, 2018

Daniel R. Omogrosso, Sr., (Retired Boston Police Officer) of Melrose, died at The Rubin Home in Saugus on Jan. 26, 2018 at the age of 81. Dan was born & raised in Roxbury & a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School, Class of 1955. He served his country in the Army National Guard for 8 years and worked as a Boston Police Officer for 34 years. Dan was on the Boston Police Bomb Squad for 21 years...
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Aferdito "Dita" (Pero) Mico

September 1, 1935 - January 25, 2018

Aferdita "Dita" (Pero) Mico, the younger daughter of the late Krisanthi and Arthur Pero and sister of the late Fillareti Dishnica, entered the eternal life peacefully on January 25, 2018 at the age of 82. Dita was born and raised in Albania, where she worked as a teacher for 30 years. She loved working with kids and she also enjoyed cooking. She loved spending time with her family and her many...
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Maria Antoniou

February 2, 1924 - January 23, 2018

Maria (Maroulla) Antoniou, wife of the late Evagoras Antoniou, the youngest of seven children and the last surviving sibling. She was a talented seamstress who learned her skills as a young girl in the village of Pyla, Cyprus. She left Cyprus at the age of 14 and travelled to England where she spent 10 years as a nanny for her older brother's children. They were sent to the country to escape the...
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Anna Lee "Nancy" Doyle

July 1, 1938 - January 21, 2018

Anna Lee "Nancy" Doyle, a lifelong resident of Melrose, died on January 21, 2018 at the age of 79. Nancy was born in Stoneham, MA on July 1, 1938 to the late Henry & Ruth (Marsh) O'Leary. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Nancy loved taking road trips, whether it was one of her many trips to Prince Edward Island or just taking a car ride to Maine. She was a family...
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Margaret H. (Hines) McKean

June 30, 1937 - January 19, 2018

Margaret H. (Hines) McKean, of Melrose, died at the Life Care of Stoneham on Jan. 19, 2018 at the age of 80. Margaret was born & raised in Roxbury and a graduate of St. Patrick's High School. She resided in Dorchester for 5 years and the past 53 years in Melrose. Margaret worked as a Secretary for American Mutual Insurance Company in Wakefield for 16 years before her retirement. She was a member...
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Caroline A. (DeCusio) Covelluzzi

February 20, 1921 - January 15, 2018

Caroline A. (DeCusio) Covelluzi, of Saugus, died peacefully on January 15th, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Covelluzzi. Loving mother of Roseann Novello & her husband Joseph of Reading, and Jean Dearstyne of Saugus. Cherished sister of Dolores Berardi of Tewksbury, the late Antoinette Alba and the late Louis DeCusio. Proud grandmother of Joseph, Michael, Anthony, Jennifer,...
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John J. Thing

February 8, 1963 - January 14, 2018

John J. Thing, of Melrose, formerly of 21 Wyoming/Oak Grove, Malden, died at home after a lengthy illness on Jan. 14, 2018 at the age of 54. John was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1982. He went on to become a Licensed Master Electrician and worked for Scott Baker Electrical in Melrose for 13 years and also as a Property Manager for Peabody Properties in...
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Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard

March 29, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 14, 2018 at the Bear Hill Rehab & Nursing Center. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Leonard was born in Cork City, Ireland on March 29, 1930 to the late Cornelius & Charlotte (Cree) Daly. She was raised in the Turners Cross section of Cork City and came to the United States in 1956. Margaret was a homemaker and has...
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Julie Marie Rich

February 11, 1932 - January 13, 2018

Julie M (Tintindo) Rich, 85, formally of Melrose, daughter of late Richard Tintindo and Dora (DiNapoli) Tintindo, passed away at the Woburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family by her side on January 13, 2018. Julie was born and raised in Everett. Her passions were baking and cooking. She worked at Breads and Bits of Ireland, Sugar and Spice Bakery, and The Normandy House. ...
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Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella

January 31, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella entered eternal life on January 10, 2018. Mary was born and raised in East Boston. She attended Girls High and graduated in 1943. Her early working years brought her to The Institution for Savings in Boston where she met and married her husband of 43 years, the late Francis Dominic Pizzella. They settled in Somerville where Mary was a homemaker and caregiver to senior...
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Francis N. "Frank" Sardone

August 28, 1945 - January 7, 2018

Frank N. Sardone, of Ashaway, RI, formerly of Newburyport, Revere & Malden, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on Jan. 7th at the age of 72. Frank is the beloved husband of Linda H. (Hoerler) Sardone. Loving father of Derek Sardone & his wife Jaclyn of Malden. Father in law of Nicole Sardone of Winthrop. Caring brother of Mary Ann, Joanne and Deborah, all of Reading. Cherished grandfather of...
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Harry J. Murphy

August 16, 1929 - January 6, 2018

Harry J. Murphy, of Melrose, USAF Korean War Veteran, died peacefully on January 6, 2018 at the age of 88. Harry was born in Bangor, ME on August 16, 1929 to James & Catherine (Glennon) Murphy. He was raised in Woburn, MA and graduated from Woburn High School. Harry enlisted in the United States Air Force and served honorably during the Korean War. After the war, Harry worked and traveled with...
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Christine (Harris) Petmezakis

September 18, 1932 - January 6, 2018

Christine (Harris) Petmezakis, a long time resident of Melrose, died on January 6, 2018. Christine was born on September 18, 1932 to George and Efrosene (Chickles) Harris. She was raised in Mattapan and graduated from Hyde Park High School. Christine continued her education at the Fay School in Boston and went on to work as a legal secretary for Paul T. Smith in Boston. Christine married her...
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Rita A. (Maher) Stanley

November 1, 1931 - January 1, 2018

Rita A. (Maher) Stanley, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Jan. 1, 2018 at the age of 86. Rita was born & raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1949. She resided in Wakefield until 1954 and the past 63 years in Melrose. Rita was a homemaker who loved quilting, sewing, cooking and baking. She enjoyed golfing and taking trips to...
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Donald Smith

January 27, 1934 - December 28, 2017

Donald Smith, of Malden, died at the Saugus Center in Saugus on Dec. 28, 2017 at the age of 83. Donald was born & raised in Melrose and attend Melrose schools. After high school, he went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. Donald worked as a Custodian for the City of Melrose at the Melrose High School for many years until his retirement at the age of 65. He also worked as a...
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Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf

August 6, 1937 - December 22, 2017

Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 22, 2017. He was 80 years of age. Dick was born in Somerville, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1955. Mr. Metcalf lived in Everett and Malden for many years and in Stoneham the past 15years. He worked as a metal spinner at Metal Spinner Company in Malden for over 25 years making parts...
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Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas

May 13, 1925 - December 21, 2017

Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas passed away at her home in Melrose on December 21, 2017. Margie was born and raised in Melrose and has lived in the same home for her entire life. She graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School and then from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. Margie was a member of the United States Cadet Nurses Corps during WWII. Mrs....
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MaryLou McCarthy

December 29, 1949 - December 21, 2017

MaryLou (Shelton) McCarthy, a resident of Wilmington Massachusetts, passed away on December 21, 2017. MaryLou was born in Melrose Massachusetts to the late John P. Shelton and Eleanor (Culinane) Adams. MaryLou was raised and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968, and Chamberlayne Junior College with an Associate degree in accounting. MaryLou worked in accounting departments for...
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James J. "Jim" Babineau, Jr.

October 7, 1953 - December 16, 2017

James J. Babineau, Jr., of Reading, formerly of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Dec. 16, 2017 at the age of 64. Jim was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1971. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Boston State Teacher's College in 1975 and his Master's degree from Northeastern University in 1978. He was a Math Teacher at...
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Francis T. Ball, Jr.

December 30, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Francis (Frank) T. Ball, Jr., of Melrose, died peacefully at his home on Dec 15, 2017 at the age of 83. Frank was born in Brookline MA on Dec 30, 1933, the youngest of three children, to the late Francis Sr. and Margaret Ball. Raised in Brookline, he graduated from Brookline High School in 1953 where he was quarterback for the football team. He then graduated from Springfield College in 1957....
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James P. "Jim" Mooney LTC-Army retired

July 14, 1932 - December 12, 2017

James P. "Jim" Mooney, LTC-Army retired, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on Dec. 12, 2017 at the age of 85. Jim was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Tivnan) Mooney for 60 years. Loving father of Patricia E. Lambert & her husband A.J., Paula A. Smith & her husband Robert, Michael J. Mooney & his wife Laura, all of NH, Mary Kate Perrotti & her husband David of Melrose and...
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Susan A. (Donohue) Blake

November 29, 1962 - December 9, 2017

Susan A. (Donohue) Blake passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on December 9, 2017. She was only 55 years of age. Susan was born in Boston on November 29, 1962, she was raised in East Boston, graduated from Boston Latin High School and from Katherine Gibbs Business School. She lived in East Boston for 24 years and the last 31 years in Wakefield. Mrs. Blake worked as a regional...
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Annie H. (Whitty) Johnson

February 12, 1933 - December 8, 2017

Annie H. Johnson -- Entered eternal life on December 8, 2017. Annie was the daughter of the late James F. Whitty and Laura (Grant) Whitty. Her parents were from Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she often visited as a child. PEI was one of her favorite places, and she visited every year for many years. Annie thoroughly enjoyed her Irish heritage. Annie married the late Gerald F. Johnson in...
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Anthony C. Polcari

July 19, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Anthony C. Polcari, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on December 8, 2017 at the age of 90. Anthony was born in Somerville on July 19, 1927 to the late Raphael & Rosalie (D'Antonio) Polcari. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1945. Anthony Polcari was a World War II veteran. He served in Anchorage, Alaska as a communications expert and was...
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Warren J. George

December 28, 1943 - December 6, 2017

Warren J. George, a retired Melrose Firefighter, passed away at the Cornerstone Hospice House in The Villages, Florida on December 6, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Warren was born and raised in Malden and graduated from Malden Vocational School. He was a resident of Melrose for 39 years before moving to Florida 7 years ago. Mr. George joined the Melrose Fire Department in 1969, worked on the...
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William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr.

January 1, 1930 - December 3, 2017

William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr., of Stoneham, died at his home on Dec. 3, 2017 at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in Winthrop, a graduate of Winthrop High School, attended Bentley College and went to graduate from Franklin Institute for plumbing & heating. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in Industrial Sales for...
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Isabel J. (Cabral) Linskey

May 30, 1924 - November 25, 2017

Isabel J. (Cabral) Linskey, of Wellington, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at her home on Nov. 25, 2017 at the age of 93. Isabel was born in East Boston, raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Boston and went on to earn her degree from Fisher College in Boston. She worked at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Radiology & Oncology and resided in Melrose for 35 years and the...
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Paul R. Walker

May 7, 1967 - November 23, 2017

Paul R. Walker, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Nov. 23, 2017 at the age of 50. Paul was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1985 and the Peterson Trade School in Woburn. He worked as a HVAC Contractor for Keohan Heating in Melrose for 5 years and Walker Mechanical for 10 years. Paul resided in Melrose for many years and loved watching Patriots...
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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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