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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

Lorraine M. (Belhumeur) Levasseur

October 26, 1930 - July 16, 2019

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

June 29, 1943 - July 14, 2019

Nancy L. (O'Brien) Burns of Stoneham, formerly of Malden, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 14, 2019. She was 76 years of age. Nancy was the beloved wife of 55 years to Thomas E. Burns. Loving mother of Thomas Burns & his wife Debbie of FL, Dorothy Barme & her husband Wayne of Wilmington, James Burns of Stoneham and the late Daniel Burns. Caring sister of Donna Roche, Florence...
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Paul F. Markham

May 22, 1930 - July 13, 2019

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

December 9, 1922 - July 11, 2019

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

May 25, 1918 - July 10, 2019

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

October 28, 1945 - July 10, 2019

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

September 4, 1926 - July 5, 2019

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

April 14, 1917 - July 5, 2019

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

February 27, 1957 - July 3, 2019

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

April 9, 1931 - June 27, 2019

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

June 14, 1937 - June 27, 2019

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

February 13, 1931 - June 22, 2019

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

October 13, 1935 - June 22, 2019

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

February 28, 1942 - June 18, 2019

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

June 2, 1934 - June 16, 2019

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

July 2, 1923 - June 12, 2019

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

August 8, 1935 - June 12, 2019

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

June 3, 1948 - June 7, 2019

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

July 22, 1950 - June 4, 2019

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

June 2, 1935 - June 1, 2019

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

June 24, 1963 - May 26, 2019

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

October 17, 1944 - May 25, 2019

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

October 26, 1947 - May 21, 2019

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

December 9, 1943 - May 20, 2019

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

June 29, 1930 - May 18, 2019

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

February 21, 1922 - May 17, 2019

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

February 12, 1930 - May 16, 2019

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

April 12, 1928 - May 15, 2019

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

October 3, 1920 - May 10, 2019

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

June 20, 1940 - May 8, 2019

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

June 7, 1931 - May 7, 2019

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

June 9, 1924 - May 6, 2019

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

September 2, 1953 - May 3, 2019

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

February 7, 1931 - April 30, 2019

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

July 23, 1963 - April 30, 2019

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

May 19, 1943 - April 25, 2019

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

December 14, 1929 - April 22, 2019

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

July 10, 1956 - April 19, 2019

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

February 17, 1948 - April 15, 2019

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

December 22, 1937 - April 14, 2019

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

December 12, 1947 - April 13, 2019

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

May 21, 1994 - April 12, 2019

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

November 22, 1926 - April 10, 2019

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

November 16, 1930 - April 7, 2019

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

October 13, 1927 - April 7, 2019

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

March 16, 1931 - April 6, 2019

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

June 9, 1934 - April 5, 2019

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

April 8, 1928 - April 4, 2019

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

December 17, 1932 - April 3, 2019

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

November 11, 1954 - March 30, 2019

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

February 28, 1944 - March 29, 2019

Elizabeth A. (Wall) Sewall passed away at her home in Melrose on March 29, 2019. She was 75 years of age. She was born in Cambridge on February 28, 1944 to the late James & Margaret (Kenny) Wall. She was raised in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge Ringe & Latin High School and she has been a resident of Melrose for over 40 years. Elizabeth was a dedicated and caring home health aide and a...
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Dorothea (Mitchell) Green

February 6, 1930 - March 27, 2019

Dorothea (Mitchell) Green passed away at the Arbors Assisted Living in Stoneham on March 27, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Mrs. Green was born in Boston, raised in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School. She was a dedicated and loving mother and homemaker and also worked as a bookkeeper at her husband's business, Middlesex Steel in Melrose for over 12 years. Dorothea had a...
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Eleanor S. (Steeves) Donahue

July 27, 1929 - March 25, 2019

Eleanor S. (Steeves) Donahue passed away on March 25, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Eleanor was the beloved wife to the late William E. Donahue for over 50 years. Loving mother of William E. Donahue Jr. of Quincy, Carol Donahue McEleney of Hampton, NH, Ellen M. Richard & Gary of West Simsbury, CT, Paula J. Vaughan & Stephen of Melrose, Lisa J. Donahue & John Patton of New York, NY, Peggy A....
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Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins

June 5, 1929 - March 22, 2019

Madeline L. (Grippen) Herron Collins, of Winthrop, formerly of Chatham, age 89, died on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Andrew C. Herron and the late Joe B. Collins. Born in Brockton and raised in West Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Pratt) Grippen. Madeline's best days through the years...
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Suzanne M. Carlucci-Hatch

August 13, 1955 - March 20, 2019

Suzanne M. Carlucci-Hatch, of Byfield, formerly of Melrose, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on March 20, 2019 at the age of 63. Suzanne was born in Everett, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1973. She worked as a Payroll Manager for the Museum of Fine Arts for almost two decades. Suzanne lived in Nantucket and worked as a Payroll Manager for the Jared Coffin...
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Zhu Lin Wu (伍柱林)

November 16, 1940 - March 17, 2019

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

October 1, 1946 - March 14, 2019

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

December 8, 1932 - March 12, 2019

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

July 24, 1935 - March 10, 2019

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

February 11, 1931 - March 9, 2019

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

June 16, 1951 - March 9, 2019

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

May 19, 1931 - March 8, 2019

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

December 4, 1933 - March 6, 2019

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

February 6, 1924 - March 6, 2019

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

October 26, 1969 - March 1, 2019

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

August 7, 1928 - February 26, 2019

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

April 15, 1927 - February 22, 2019

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

April 12, 1938 - February 21, 2019

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

May 7, 1933 - February 18, 2019

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

March 17, 1965 - February 18, 2019

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

July 30, 1928 - February 18, 2019

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

September 18, 1962 - February 17, 2019

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

March 21, 1955 - February 13, 2019

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

August 24, 1924 - February 13, 2019

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

November 29, 1977 - February 12, 2019

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

April 7, 1934 - February 3, 2019

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

January 9, 1931 - February 2, 2019

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

December 22, 1915 - February 1, 2019

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

July 2, 1927 - January 30, 2019

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

May 26, 1937 - January 29, 2019

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

October 4, 1944 - January 28, 2019

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

August 9, 1964 - January 25, 2019

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

January 27, 1941 - January 21, 2019

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

October 23, 1957 - January 20, 2019

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

October 9, 1942 - January 20, 2019

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

March 25, 1949 - January 20, 2019

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

November 11, 1941 - January 19, 2019

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

July 10, 1934 - January 15, 2019

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

May 7, 1924 - January 13, 2019

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

March 18, 1926 - January 7, 2019

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

November 23, 1924 - January 5, 2019

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

September 10, 1959 - January 4, 2019

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

October 28, 1926 - January 3, 2019

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

December 15, 1931 - January 3, 2019

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

January 12, 1929 - December 31, 2018

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

July 10, 1936 - December 30, 2018

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

November 7, 1926 - December 30, 2018

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

September 9, 1923 - December 25, 2018

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

April 30, 1951 - December 22, 2018

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

December 6, 1927 - December 20, 2018

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