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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

Erik A. Berg

June 15, 1951 - May 26, 2016

Erik A. Berg, of Melrose, died at home on May 26, 2016 at the age of 64. Erik was the beloved husband of Linda D. (Person) Berg for 43 years. Loving father of Stefanie Berg-Whitcroft & her husband Dan and Ali E. Berg & her boyfriend Brad Cataldo. Devoted son of the late John & Ada (Bachelor)Berg. Cherished "PaPa" of Lara & Rhett. Caring brother of Gretchen Habeeb. Also survived by many much loved...
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Angelina M. DiCicco

April 5, 1926 - May 22, 2016

Angelina M. (Mainiero) DiCicco, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on May 22, 2016 at the age of 90. Angelina was born in Cambridge on April 5, 1926 to Michael and Carmela (Bevere) Mainiero. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from Girls Trade in Boston. Angelina married the love of her life, Joseph DiCicco, in 1953 at the Star of the Sea Church in East Boston. They had...
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Geraldine B. Moulaison

June 8, 1927 - May 20, 2016

Moulaison, Geraldine B. (Buckley), of Marblehead, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully May 20, 2016 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late George E. Moulaison. Devoted mother of Noel M. Henrich & her husband Donald of Marblehead, Keith G. Moulaison & his wife Tracey of Newton, NH, and Jay R. Moulaison of Newburyport. Proud grandmother of Christiane Henrich, Ryan Henrich, Alexander...
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Cecilia (Maguire) Halley

March 30, 1925 - May 15, 2016

Cecilia (Maguire) Halley passed away at her home in Melrose on May 15, 2016. She was 91 years of age. She was born and raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School. Cecilia worked as a young girl as a rope maker at the Charlestown Navy Yard & at Schraffts Candy. She married William P. Halley and raised her 6 children in Charlestown and lived in Charlestown for 50 years. After...
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Susan E. (Green) Shiner

June 3, 1950 - May 14, 2016

Susan E. (Green) Shiner passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center on May 14, 2016. She was 65 years of age. Susan was born in Melrose on June 3, 1950 to the late Joseph & Helen (Doherty) Green. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grade School in 1964 and Melrose High School, Class of 1968 and has been a lifelong resident. Susan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister...
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Bertha Louise (Boudreau) Mitchell

October 5, 1919 - May 13, 2016

Bertha Louise (Boudreau) Mitchell passed away in Laytonsville, Maryland, on May 13, 2016. She was 96 years of age. She was born in Taunton, raised in Taunton and graduated from St. Mary's High School, in Taunton. Mrs. Mitchell lived in Somerville for a few years before moving to Melrose in 1957. Prior to her settling down she worked for the US Government in Washington DC during WWII and the Navy...
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Patrick Kevin Downey

November 19, 1972 - May 10, 2016

Patrick Kevin Downey passed suddenly on May 10, 2016, he was 43 years of age. Mr. Downey was born in Columbia, was raised in Melrose, played little league in the Churchill American League and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1991. He lived most of his life in Melrose. Patrick worked as a landscaper for several years and then as a laborer for Feeney Brothers in Dorchester for the past...
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Margaret "Peggy" Looney

February 12, 1943 - May 7, 2016

Margaret S. "Peggy" (Deady) Looney, of Malden, died on May 7, 2016 surrounded by her family. Peggy was born in Medford, MA on February 12, 1943 to Walter and Anna (Gilmartin) Deady. She was born and raised in Medford and attended Medford schools. Peggy raised her five children in Malden and was always there for her children. She loved to go shopping and spend time with her family. Peggy lived in...
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Frederick N. Kirkland

October 6, 1930 - May 7, 2016

Frederick N. Kirkland, of Melrose, died at the Merrimack Valley Hospice on May 7, 2016 at the age of 85. Fred was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge High School. He resided in Cambridge until 1966, Somerville for 5 years and Melrose since 1971. Fred worked as a Shipper for H.K. Porter for 33 years before his retirement. He was a former member of the Peabody Elks Club...
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Amale (Talhouk) Daher

April 16, 1949 - May 5, 2016

Amale Daher (Talhouk), 67,of Melrose passed away peacefully on May 5, 2016 surrounded by family. Amale was born in Beirut, Lebanon on April 16, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Said Talhouk and is survived by her mother Yvonne. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 and she has lived in Melrose for the past 29 years. Amale loved to travel and spending time with her husband and family,...
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Denise (Coakley) Fitzgerald

November 7, 1951 - May 2, 2016

Denise (Coakley) Fitzgerald, of Stoneham, died on May 2, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers at the age of 64. Denise was born in Boston, raised in Roslindale and was a graduate of Roslindale High School, Class of 1969. She went on Boston Business School and also attended Emmanuel College in Boston. Denise worked as a Relocation Manager for Gillette Corp. for over 30 years before...
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Barbara Ann (Ryan) Mahoney

April 5, 1930 - May 2, 2016

On May 2nd, 2016, in her home of 52 years in Melrose, Massachusetts and surrounded by family, at the age of 86, Barbara passed away peacefully. Barbara, a loving and devoted mother, is survived by her son and his wife, John L. & Christine M. Mahoney of Melrose, Massachusetts, her daughter and her husband, Patricia A. & Dean L. Groves of Melrose, Massachusetts, and her son, Frank E. Mahoney, Jr....
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Rene M. Brophy

January 27, 1923 - April 27, 2016

Rene M. (Durso) Brophy, of Melrose, died April 27, 2016. Rene was born in Malden on January 27, 1923 to Peter A. and Elsie (Paladino) Durso. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1942. Rene was a Melrose resident for 23 years and was a parishioner at Incarnation Church where she served as an Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered for the Red Cross in Melrose for 17...
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Eva (Corso) Consolo

October 18, 1922 - April 27, 2016

Eva (Corso) Consolo, of Melrose, formerly of Boston's West End, died April 27, 2016 at the age of 93. Eva was born in Boston on October 18, 1922 to Augustino & Cosima (DiBlasi) Corso. She was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Consolo Sr. Loving mother of Marianne D'Amore & her husband Bill of Wakefield, Marguerite...
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Eleanor (Vittorini) Robinson

January 2, 1927 - April 23, 2016

Eleanor (Vittorini) Robinson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was 89 years of age. Eleanor was born and raised in Malden, she graduated from Malden High School and was the Valedictorian of her senior class. Mrs. Robinson has been a resident of Melrose for the past 55 years. Eleanor worked as a realtor first with her husband Bill at Robinson Real Estate in...
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Michael P. "Mike" Turner, Jr.

June 1, 1981 - April 20, 2016

Michael P. "Mike" Turner, Jr., 34, of Melrose, MA, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 20th 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, he was the eldest child of Michael Sr. and Cheryl Turner. Mike's early childhood was spent in Melrose, then in 2000 he graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover. Mike graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 and the...
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Virginia E. "Gini" Buckley

March 26, 1924 - April 19, 2016

Virginia E. "Gini" (Riley/Crowley) Buckley, formerly of South Yarmouth & Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on April 19, 2016 at the age of 92. Gini was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1942 and went on to attend the Melrose Hospital Nursing School. She resided in Melrose until 1971, Malden for 12 years and South Yarmouth for over 20...
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William J. "Billy" Hunt

November 25, 1942 - April 10, 2016

William J. "Billy" Hunt passed away at Epoch of Melrose Nursing Home on Sunday, April 10, 2016. He was 73 years of age. Billy was raised in Charlestown and Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1960. Mr. Hunt worked at New England Telephone Company for more than 40 years. He first started out as a lineman and then finished his career in management for the phone company. Billy...
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Elizabeth A. Barnes

October 12, 1925 - April 8, 2016

Elizabeth A. Barnes, of Needham, formerly of West Medford, died on April 8, 2016 at the age of 90. Elizabeth was born in Medford on October 12, 1925 to Charles C. and Alice (McDonald) Barnes. She was raised in West Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Elizabeth lived briefly in Stoneham, before moving to Needham where she has lived for the past 40 years. Elizabeth went straight to work...
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Mary Louise Toomey

September 3, 1946 - April 7, 2016

Mary Louise (Greene) Toomey, of Melrose, a survivor of lung cancer, died on April 7, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Mary was born in Melrose on September 3, 1946 to Leo and Marguerite (Donahue) Greene. She was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and graduated from Melrose High School. Mary worked as a nurse for forty years. She earned a degree in nursing from the Somerville...
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Gloria E. Yanucci

August 8, 1927 - April 5, 2016

Gloria E. (Carbone) Yanucci, of Melrose, died at the Strong Hospital in Rochester, NY on April 5, 2016 at the age of 88. Gloria was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1945. She resided in Everett until 1954 and the past 65 years in Melrose. Gloria worked as a Medical Secretary for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for 29 years before her retirement. She was a...
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Jamie Robert Scioli

June 7, 1973 - April 1, 2016

Jamie Robert Scioli passed away suddenly at his home in Melrose on Friday, April 1, 2016. He was only 42 years of age. Jamie was born in Malden on June 7, 1973, he was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1991 and attended the North Shore Community College and Bunker Hill Community College. Mr. Scioli was a lifelong resident who had a passion for cooking and eating and worked...
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Bernadine C. "Bernie" (McCusker) Aylward

November 14, 1935 - March 28, 2016

Bernadine C. "Bernie" (McCusker) Aylward passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on March 28, 2016. She was 80 years of age. Bernie was born in Cambridge on November 14, 1935 to the late Walter & Marylena (Silva) McCusker. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. Mrs. Aylward has been a resident of Melrose for over 50 years. Bernie was...
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Christine D. Hayman

March 20, 1920 - March 26, 2016

Christine Dalziel Hayman passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, on March 26, 2016. She was 96 years of age. Christine was born in Scotland on March 20, 1920 to the late James & Helen (McGregor) Hayman. She was raised in Chelsea, graduated from St. Rose Grammar School in Chelsea and Burdett Business School in Boston. Miss Hayman worked as an executive secretary at the General...
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John W. "Jack" Bates

October 3, 1931 - March 24, 2016

John W. "Jack" Bates, of Stoneham, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 24, 2016 at the age of 84. Jack was born in Boston, raised in Arlington, a graduate of Arlington High School, Class of 1950 and went on to earn his Business & Accounting degree from Northeastern University. Jack served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he...
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Rudolph P. "Rudy" Bonaiuto

November 8, 1936 - March 24, 2016

Rudolph P. "Rudy" Bonaiuto, of Melrose, died at home surrounded by his family on March 24, 2016 at the age of 79. Rudy was born & raised in Malden and attended Malden schools. He resided in Malden for 30 years and Melrose for the past 48 years. Rudy worked as a Brick Layer for the Local #3 in Charlestown for over 40 years before his retirement. He loved hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, cooking,...
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Allison M. Sargent

April 22, 1981 - March 23, 2016

Allison M. Sargent, of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died March 23, 2016 at the age of 34. Allison was born in Boston on April 22, 1981 to George Sargent and Kathleen (Cummings) Whalen. She grew up in Charlestown and was a member of the Charlestown CYO Color Guard and Cheerleading Squad, where she won performer of the year. She was a wonderful child growing up. Allison was friendly and...
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John Matthew Brissette

November 18, 1961 - March 21, 2016

John Matthew Brissette of Lynn, formerly of Melrose, died surrounded by family & friends on March 21, 2016 after a long illness. He was 54. John was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1980 and attended St. Michael's College in Vermont. John was the beloved son of Nancy (Ryder) Brissette and the late David Brissette. He was the caring brother of Suzanne & Vince Doria,...
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Richard A. Incerto, Jr.

September 3, 1958 - March 18, 2016

Richard A. Incerto Jr., died surrounded by family on March 18, 2016 at the age of 57. Richard was born in Chelsea, MA on September 3, 1958 to Richard A. Sr. & Nicoletta L. (Griffo) Incerto. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Pope John High School in 1976. Richard continued is education at Worcester Industrial Technical Institute where he studied to become an Optometrist. Richard went on...
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Ernest F. "Ernie", Salsman

November 9, 1956 - March 18, 2016

Ernest F. "Ernie" Salsman passed away suddenly at his home in Malden, on March 18, 2016. He was only 59 years of age. Ernie was born in Melrose on November 9, 1956, was raised in Saugus and graduated from Saugus, High School, Class of 1974. Ernie attended Salem State College where he was a member of the hockey team. Mr. Salsman lived in Medford for several years and the past 16 years in Malden....
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Ann (Harrington) Malley

November 9, 1924 - March 17, 2016

Ann (Harrington) Malley, of Melrose, formerly of Chester, PA, died peacefully on March 17, 2016 at the age of 91. Ann was born in Chester, PA on November 9, 1924 to John and Elizabeth (Murray) Harrington. Ann was raised in Chester and graduated from Chester High School. She met the love of her life, the late Edward P. Malley, and the two were married and had six children they raised in Melrose....
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Robert L. Stevens

January 19, 1945 - March 15, 2016

Robert Leonard Stevens passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was 71 years of age. Robert was born in Boston on January 19, 1945 to the late Leonard & Annie (Boyington) Stevens. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1963 and from the Burdette Business School in Boston. Mr. Stevens lived in Melrose for many years, Wakefield...
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Joan Ann (Dwyer) Curtin

December 13, 1930 - March 15, 2016

Joan Ann (Dwyer) Curtin passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on March 15, 2016. She was 85 years of age. Joan was born in Cambridge on December 13, 1930 to the late Francis & Irene (McLaughlin) Dwyer. She was raised in Cambridge & Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Mrs. Curtin has been a resident of Melrose for over 50 years, residing on Grove St. for many years....
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Brian S. Flanagan

April 26, 1964 - March 14, 2016

Brian S. Flanagan, a 20 year resident of Lowell and formerly of Melrose, entered into eternal life suddenly on Monday, March 14, 2016 at his home in Lowell. He was 51 years old. Brian was born in Everett on April 26, 1964, a son of Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Tyminski) Flanagan and Daniel J. Flanagan Jr. He grew up in Melrose where he was educated in the Melrose Public Schools, attended Cardigan...
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Virginia M. (McShane) Bowes

December 22, 1925 - March 14, 2016

Virginia M. (McShane) Bowes passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 14, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband Walter P. Bowes by 6 days. Virginia was born in Boston on December 22, 1925 to the late Michael & Anna (Carroll) McShane. She was raised in Mission Hill and graduated from Mission Hill High. Mrs. Bowes has been a resident of Saugus for the past 50 years and was a...
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Robert B. Madigan

November 2, 1924 - March 13, 2016

Robert B. Madigan passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday March 13, 2016. He was 91 years of age. Robert was born in Boston on November 2, 1924 to the late Michael & Bessie (Kelly) Madigan. He was raised in Allston, graduated from Brighton High School where he played football, hockey and baseball regardless of his disability. Mr. Madigan continued to play hockey after high school and...
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Theresa E. (Burke) Glennon

April 22, 1926 - March 7, 2016

Theresa E. (Burke) Glennon passed away at her home in Melrose, on March 7, 2016. She was 89 years of age. Theresa was born in Boston on April 22, 1926 to the late Joseph & Mary Lillian (Curley) Burke. She was raised in Chelsea and Revere and graduated from Revere High School. She and her late husband Philip moved to Melrose in 1965 and she has been a resident for over 50 years. Mrs. Glennon...
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Helen I. Cadigan

November 22, 1925 - March 5, 2016

Helen I. (Winslow) Cadigan, of Melrose, passed away on March 5, 2016 at the age of 90. Helen was born in Boston on November 22, 1925 to Leon and Mary (Fay) Winslow. She was brought up in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, and attended St. Mary's High School. Helen later married John Cadigan and the two settled down in Malden to raise their five children. Helen & John later moved...
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Cynthia Ann McQueen

November 19, 1928 - March 1, 2016

Cynthia Ann (Spadafora) McQueen, of Saugus, March 1, 2016. Beloved wife of 58 years to Donald McQueen of Saugus. Loving mother of Robin McQueen-Lynch and her husband Brian of Wilton, CT, Robert McQueen and his wife Marie of Saugus, and Randy McQueen and his wife Theresa of Lynnfield. Former mother-in-law of Catherine McCormack. Proud grandmother of Catherine, Daniel, Courtney, Amanda, Annie,...
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Maurice L. "Mick" Gardner III

July 22, 1959 - February 29, 2016

Maurice L. Gardner, III "Mick", of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on February 29, 2016 at the age of 56. Mick was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1977. He went on to receive his Welding Certificate at Whittier Technical School in Haverhill and also a Certificate in Organic Gardening. Mick resided in Stoneham and Melrose for many years. He...
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John "Jack" Stanley

March 23, 1922 - February 29, 2016

John A. "Jack" Stanley, of Melrose, died on February 29, 2016 at the age of 93. Jack was born in Malden on March 23, 1922 to James and Ellen (Murray) Stanley. He was raised in Malden and graduated from the Medford Vocational School. Jack spent a few years as a sheet metal worker at the Charlestown Navy Yard before joining the Marines. He served honorably during WWII in the United States Marine...
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Linda Anne Sena

October 29, 1966 - February 27, 2016

Linda Anne Sena, of Los Angeles, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 at the age of 49. Linda was born in Melrose on October 29, 1966 to Frederick and Rose (Bruzzese) Sena of Melrose. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Linda was a gifted artist ever since she was a young girl. She went on to graduate from the Mass College of Art in Boston...
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Thomas E. "Mickey" Mountain, Sr.

December 31, 1928 - February 26, 2016

Thomas "Mickey" Mountain, Sr. Thomas "Mickey" Mountain, 87, passed away peacefully at his home early Friday evening, February 26, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Mickey, as he was called since childhood, was the son of Andrew and Agnes (Corr) Mountain, and the younger brother of Andrew "Jimmy" Mountain and Mary (Mountain) Cunniff. Through his father, his ancestors were some of...
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Guy V. Colella

October 26, 1928 - February 26, 2016

Guy V. Colella of Brooksby Village, Peabody, and a former resident of Malden and Wakefield, passed away peacefully on February 26th at the age of 87 in hospice care following a brief illness. He leaves his wife, Clair, after 63 wonderful years of marriage, and his close and loving family. Guy was born in Boston in 1928. He graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1947. A veteran of...
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Paul W. Mantero

February 15, 1949 - February 22, 2016

Paul W. Mantero, of Lawrence, formerly of Malden & Melrose, died unexpectedly at home on Feb. 22, 2016 at the age of 67. Paul was born in Somerville, raised in Medford and attended Medford schools. He resided in Medford until the age of 25, Malden for 19 years, Melrose for several years and the past 22 years in Lawrence. Paul worked in Maintenance for several Melrose apartment buildings for over...
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Iris M. (Perry) Mongeau

February 10, 1920 - February 15, 2016

Iris M. (Perry) Mongeau, of Melrose, formerly of Malden, died on Feb. 15, 2016 at the age of 96. Iris was born in Ballincollig, County Cork, Ireland, and raised in Malden where she graduated from the Chevrus High School. She resided in Malden until 1953 and the past 63 years in Melrose, most recently at the Fitch Home. Iris was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Church and St. Mary's Ladies...
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Robert A. Hall , Jr.

November 25, 1933 - February 13, 2016

Robert A. Hall Jr. passed away unexpectedly on the 13th of February, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. He was 82 years of age. Bob was born in Newport, RI on November 25, 1933 to the late Robert A and Mary E. (Hudson) Hall. He was raised in Newport, RI and Stoneham, MA. Mr. Hall attended 1st grade at St. Mary's School in Newport, RI - just out the front door from where he lived: Fair Street and Gridley...
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Stephen A. Belmonte

May 8, 1928 - February 13, 2016

Stephen Anthony Belmonte passed away on February 13 2016 from natural causes at Oosterman's rest home in Melrose Massachusetts. Stephen and his wife Angela raised their three daughters on Beech Ave. in Melrose. Stephen and Angela later moved to Wakefield MA. When he passed away, at Oosterman's he was back in the neighborhood where he was the best Dad in the world to his three daughters. You will...
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Mary A. (Paone) Miano

June 7, 1921 - February 11, 2016

Mary A. (Paone) Miano, of Salem, formerly of Melrose, died at home on Feb. 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Mary was born in Chelsea, raised in East Boston and a graduate of The Fitton School in East Boston. She resided in East Boston until 1967, 38 years in Melrose and the past 10 years in Salem. Mary was a homemaker and member of both St. Mary's & Incarnation Churches in Melrose for many years. She...
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Alfred J. Pawlak

April 23, 1929 - February 11, 2016

Alfred J. Pawlak, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Feb. 11, 2016 at the age of 86. Al was born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. He served his country as a Medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he resided in Chelsea until 1955 and the past 60 years in Melrose. Al worked as a Manager for W. T. Grant...
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Mary T. (Aldus) Laskey

August 8, 1932 - February 8, 2016

Mary T. (Aldus) Laskey, of Melrose, died on Feb. 8, 2016 at the age of 83. Mary was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. She resided in East Boston until 1952 and Melrose for the past 60 years. Mary was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and volunteered at St. Mary's rectory & Mystic Valley Elder Services for many years....
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James S. Cohen

August 30, 1934 - February 8, 2016

James S. Cohen passed away at Lahey Clinic in Burlington on February 8, 2016. He was 81 years of age. James was born in Boston on August 30, 1934 to the late Ira & Arlene (Akers) Cohen, was raised in Allston and Dorchester and graduated from Boston Trade School. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Congregational Retirement Homes in Melrose for over 20 years and had previously worked in...
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Eric R. Haak

July 21, 1956 - February 5, 2016

Eric R. Haak, of Derry, NH, formerly of North Reading, MA, died unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2016 at the age of 59. Eric was born in Somerville, MA, a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1975 and played on the Tennis & Basketball teams at North Reading High School. He resided in North Reading for many years and the past 34 years in Derry, NH. Eric enjoyed playing softball for Tops...
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Joan C. Crowther

June 11, 1934 - February 5, 2016

Joan C. (Smith) Crowther of Melrose, MA. June 11, 1934 – February 5, 2016. Beloved wife of William D. Crowther with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. A graduate of both St Mary's Parish School and Salem State College, Joan enjoyed a career spanning 25 years as an elementary school teacher in Melrose. Devoted mother of Carole Crowther of Melrose, Kathleen Calabro and her husband David of...
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Rosemary M. DeRoche

April 5, 1930 - February 3, 2016

Rosemary M. (Crowley) DeRoche, of Melrose, passed away on February 3, 2016 at the age of 85. Rosemary was born in Melrose on April 5, 1930 to Edward and Henrietta (Duggan) Crowley. She was one of eight children. Rosemary was raised in Melrose and attended the St. Mary's School. She later married the late John DeRoche and had three children of her own. Rosemary was a devoted mother and her world...
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Louis D. Santos

September 24, 1936 - February 2, 2016

Louis D. Santos, of Melrose, died on February 2, 2016 at the age of 79, after a courageous battle with cancer. Louis was born in Cambridge, MA to John and Annie (Silva) Santos on September 24, 1936. He was raised in Cambridge and attended Cambridge schools. After high school, Louis joined the National Guard and served honorably for several years. Louis married Joan M. (O'Hare) Santos and had...
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Helen A. (Ostrander) Emerson

January 26, 1932 - January 29, 2016

Helen A. (Ostrander) Emerson of Bradford, MA died unexpectedly at the age of 84 on January 29, 2016, after a short illness. She was born and raised in Windsor, NY the daughter of the late Caroline and William Ostrander. She was one of four sisters, Ginger Colpitts and Wilda Colpitts of Windsor, NY and the late Madge Ellis of Longwood, Florida. All of whom worked on their family farm in upstate...
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John J. Kelley

June 26, 1934 - January 29, 2016

John J. Kelley passed away at his home in Melrose on January 29, 2016. He was 81 years of age. John was born in Malden to the late John & Esther (Jordan) Kelley and was raised in Malden. Graduated from Malden high school class of 1952 where he met his high school sweetheart who became the love of his life for over 60 years. After graduating from Boston University he served his country with pride...
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Ann M. (Madden) Gleason

January 29, 1948 - January 27, 2016

Ann M. (Madden) Gleason passed away at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on January 27, 2016. She was only 67 years of age. Ann was born in Melrose on January 29, 1948 to the late Thomas & Ann (Herlin) Madden. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and Melrose High School. Ann lived in Melrose for many years, Everett for a few years and Malden for the past 20 years...
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Charles A. Hart

May 9, 1926 - January 25, 2016

Charles A. Hart, of Melrose, died surrounded by family on January 25, 2016 at the age of 89. Charles was born in Brookline, MA on May 9, 1926 to Charles and Evelyn (Mahoney) Hart. He was raised in Brookline and graduated from Brookline High School. After high school, Charles enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably during WWII. Upon returning from the Navy, Charles continued his...
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Robert Patrick Davey Jr.

December 27, 1996 - January 18, 2016

Robert Patrick Davey Jr. died suddenly in Melrose on January 18, 2016 at the age of 19. Robert was born in Melrose, was raised in Melrose and was currently a junior at Melrose High School. Mr. Davey had a smile that would light up a room. He enjoyed playing recreational basketball at the YMCA, riding his skateboard, dirt bikes & quads and while he was in elementary school he played baseball in...
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Michael F. Keddie

February 26, 1969 - January 16, 2016

Michael F. Keddie, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died on January 16, 2016 at the age of 46. Michael was born in Melrose on February 26, 1969 to Edward and Mary (Ozea) Keddie. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1987. After high school, Michael lived in Malden for a few years, then Leominster for several years, before settling in Peabody where he lived for the...
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John Owen Curran

March 31, 1921 - January 14, 2016

John Owen Curran passed away on January 14, 2016 at his home in Wakefield surrounded by family. He was 94 years of age. John was born in Dorchester on March 31, 1921 to the late William & Ethel (Owen) Curran. He was raised in East Boston & Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School. Mr. Curran joined the US Army and served his country with pride during WWII, he also was a Merchant Marine...
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Karen L. (McCarthy) West

May 4, 1951 - January 12, 2016

Karen L. (McCarthy) West, of Lynn, formerly of Peabody, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Jan. 12, 2016 at the age of 64. Karen was born in Lawrence, raised in Andover and was a graduate of Andover High School. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and her master's degree from Salem State University. Karen resided in Peabody for 21 years...
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Paul H. Caron

June 11, 1930 - January 12, 2016

Paul H. Caron passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 12, 2016 at the age of 85. Paul was born in Melrose on June 11, 1930 to Elzear & Louise (Doucette) Caron, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1948 and has been a lifelong resident. He entered the service in 1952 and served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Caron was...
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Patricia A. (Farrington) Christanko

December 13, 1946 - January 12, 2016

Patricia A. (Farrington) Christanko passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 12, 2016. She was 69 years of age. Patricia was born in Malden on December 13, 1946, was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett Vocational School in 1964. She lived in Lynn for many years, Florida for a few years and the past 5 years in Melrose. Pat worked as a filing clerk and secretary at the New...
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Antonette A. (Barbaro) Hurwitz

July 23, 1924 - January 6, 2016

Antonette A. (Barbaro) Hurwitz passed away at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on January 6, 2016. She was 91 years of age. She was born in Boston on July 23, 1924 to the late Charles & Angelina (Macaluso) Barbaro. Antonette was raised in the North End of Boston, lived in Everett for several years and most of her life in Salem. Mrs. Hurwitz worked as a bookkeeper for over many...
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Albert J. Toomey

August 5, 1944 - January 4, 2016

Albert J. Toomey passed away at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on January 4, 2016. He was 71 years of age. Albert was born in Cambridge on August 5, 1944 to the late Albert & Dorothy Toomey. He was raised in Everett, graduated from the Everett Vocational School with a degree in electrical. In 1966 Albert joined the US Army and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1972...
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Louise J. (Albano) Leone

January 17, 1922 - January 3, 2016

Louise J. (Albano) Leone, of Melrose, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on January 3, 2016. Born on January 17, 1922, she was 93. Beloved wife of the late Victor J. Leone Sr. for 69 years. Devoted mother of Margaret Leone of Tewksbury and Victor J. Leone Jr. & his wife Carolina of Lynnfield. Cherished grandmother of Matthew Pescatore & his wife Pina of Tewksbury, Melissa...
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Alice D. (Dorn) Flynn

June 12, 1926 - January 2, 2016

Alice D. (Dorn) Flynn, of Peabody & Ft Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at the Hunt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Jan. 2, 2016 at the age of 89. Alice was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1944 and The Chandler School in Boston. She worked for the Malden Trust Company in Malden, drove for Meals on Wheels and was also the owner...
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Michael T. Deal

December 1, 1981 - January 1, 2016

Michael T. Deal, of Melrose, Jan. 1, 2016. Michael was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He resided in Melrose for most of his life and Malden for several years. Michael's daughter Isobel was the most important part of his life. He was a talented artist and enjoyed music, sports, fishing, drawing, riding his bike and hitting golf balls at the driving range. He had a...
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Elaine A. Cook

July 22, 1952 - December 31, 2015

Elaine A. Cook, 63, of Melrose, MA passed away on December 31, 2015. Born in Fitchburg, MA on July 22, 1952, to the late Irene and Donald J. Cook. She attended local schools and graduated from Fitchburg High School in the class of 1970. From the time she was very young, she had always wanted to become a nurse. She attended Melrose-Wakefield School of Nursing, graduating in 1973. In 1992,...
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Anna E. (Doucette) Morgan

January 7, 1918 - December 30, 2015

Anna E. (Doucette) Morgan, of Melrose, formerly of Lynn, died at the Wakefield Center in Wakefield on Dec. 30, 2015 at the age of 97. Anna was born & raised in Lynn, resided in Lynn for over 90 years and the past 8 years in Melrose. Anna worked at General Electric for over 44 years before her retirement and was a member of the Riverettes at General Electric for many years. She enjoyed sewing,...
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Carol Ann (Lank) Walker

March 23, 1941 - December 28, 2015

Carol Ann (Lank) Walker, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, formerly of Melrose, December 28, 2015. Beloved wife of 55 years to Charles A. Walker. Loving mother of Charles A. Walker Jr. & his wife Elizabeth of Old Orchard Beach, ME. Cherished grandmother of Chase & Jack Walker. Caring sister of Linda Lee & her late husband Eugene of Hull and the late Eleanor "Dolly" Hoyt. Also survived by many nieces,...
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Kevin B. Martin

May 22, 1954 - December 21, 2015

Kevin B. Martin, of Revere, formerly of Melrose, died on December 21, 2015 at the age of 61. Kevin was born in Charlestown on May 22, 1954 to John & Constance (Dillon) Martin. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1971 and remained with the Army for fourteen years. He also worked as a carpenter. He had a great sense of humor, always laughing and telling stories. He was an avid Boston Sports...
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Michael E. Clark

July 30, 1990 - December 21, 2015

Michael Edward Clark, of Melrose, died December 21, 2015 at the age of 25. Michael was born on July 30, 1990 to Sharon Beth Demers and Edward M. Clark. He was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School in 2009. Michael was an avid hockey player; he played the positions of goaltender and defenseman. In addition to hockey, Michael enjoyed soccer and baseball. He was most passionate...
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Wallace E. "Wally" Marchant

June 6, 1972 - December 21, 2015

Wallace E. "Wally" Marchant, of Melrose, died at home on Dec. 21, 2015 at the age of 43. Wally was born in Cambridge, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1990. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Postal Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 10 years. Wally was a member of the East Side Athletic Assoc., in Malden & dart League for many years. He...
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Daniel J Driscoll

August 18, 1933 - December 16, 2015

Daniel J. Driscoll, of Melrose, died on December 16, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in Everett, MA on August 18, 1933 to Timothy and Anna (Moore) Driscoll. Daniel was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1951. After high school, he continued his education at Boston College and Bentley. Daniel married the love of his life, the late Dorothy (Marinelli) Driscoll in 1958....
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Mary E. (Hutchinson) Dargan

July 28, 1930 - December 15, 2015

Mary E. (Hutchinson) Dargan, of Melrose died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Dec. 15, 2015 at the age of 85. Mary was born in Somerville, raised in Cambridge, resided in Somerville for many years and Melrose for the past 19 years. She was a homemaker and worked as a lunch mother at the Lincoln School in Melrose. Mary enjoyed dancing, detective shows and was a member of St. Mary's Church in...
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James C. "Jimmy" Mahan

July 6, 1944 - December 12, 2015

James C. Mahan AGE: 71 Topsfield James Christopher Mahan, Jimmy or Uncle Jimmy to all who knew him, passed away suddenly on December 12th with his family at his side. Jimmy was born in Stoneham on July 6, 1944, grew up in Melrose and Malden, raised a family in Peabody, and retired in Topsfield. He is survived by Constance, his wife of 49 years; his son, Christopher J. Mahan of Lynnfield and...
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Kim H. (Higgins) Gobbi

October 11, 1954 - December 10, 2015

Kim H. (Higgins) Gobbi passed away at the Beverly Hospital on December 10, 2015. She was only 61 years of age. Kim was born in Long Island, NY to the late John & Christine (Curran) Higgins. She was raised in Long Island and came to Boston for schooling. Kim graduated from Chamberlayne Fashion Design, lived in Malden, East Boston and Lynn for several years and the past 30 years in Lynnfield. Mrs....
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Anthony "Tony" Serino, Jr.

June 19, 1943 - December 8, 2015

Anthony "Tony" Serino Jr., of Melrose, died on December 8, 2015 at the age of 72. Tony was born in Revere, MA on June 19, 1943 to Anthony and Mildred (Elefson) Serino. He was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. Tony left high school to join the United States Navy in April of 1962. He honorably served in the Navy for two years aboard the USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier and during the...
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Gary James Gaglione

September 21, 1965 - December 6, 2015

Gary J. Gaglione passed away suddenly in Saugus on December 6, 2015. He was 50 years of age. Gary was born in Everett on September 21, 1965, was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Our Lady of Grace Grammar School and Pope John High School, Class of 1983. Gary lived in Chelsea most of his life and the past 10 years in Melrose. Mr. Gaglione worked in sales for Budget Car Rental for 20 years and...
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Leo P. Fennell

November 1, 1936 - December 2, 2015

Leo Patrick Fennell, of Melrose, died December 2, 2015 at the age of 79. He was born on November 1, 1936 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Paul and Julia O'Riordan Fennell. As a boy, he grew up in the "leaky" roof section of Roxbury, along with his four siblings, Marion, Paul, Billy, and Mary. His family was also a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. Although coming from a humble beginning, he...
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Bonnie (Cairns) Hawkins

July 1, 1945 - November 26, 2015

Bonnie (Cairns) Hawkins, of Malden, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 25, 2015 at the age of 70. Bonnie was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School. She resided in Burlington for several years, East Boston for 10 years and the past 30 years in Malden. Bonnie worked as an Administrative Assistant for American Airlines for 42 years before her retirement...
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Donna Mae (Ricker) Geehan

December 19, 1946 - November 25, 2015

Donna Mae (Ricker) Geehan passed away at her home in Lakeland, FL on November 25, 2015. She was only 68 years of age. Donna was born in Melrose on December 19, 1946 to the late Laurence & Nora (DiNardi) Ricker; she was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School, Class of 1964. Mrs. Geehan was a lifelong resident of Melrose before moving to Florida 11 years...
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Dorothy K. (Kelly) Brambilla

August 25, 1928 - November 23, 2015

Dorothy (Kelly) Brambilla was the only child of hard working immigrant parents, Robert and Josephine Kelly. Raised in Norwich, Connecticut where she attended Norwich Free Academy & met her lifelong friend and future brother-in-law, "Billy" Brambilla. Dorothy worked at the local YMCA coordinating Hi-Y dances with Billy, which is where she eventually caught the eye of Billy's older brother, a...
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Anna M. (Colannino) Amabile

March 29, 1940 - November 20, 2015

Anna M. (Colannino) Amabile, of Malden, died on Nov. 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Anna was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Malden resident. Anna loved to spend her time with her family and enjoyed creating an "Old Italian Christmas" for her large family. Anna was the loving mother of Cheryl A. Foilb & her husband Bob...
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Elizabeth E. "Lillian" Higgins

March 27, 1937 - November 18, 2015

Elizabeth E. "Lillian" (Harnett) Higgins, formerly of Arlington, died peacefully Wednesday evening at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, in the embrace of her devoted husband and her four children at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence (Mickey) for 53 years, who survives her and loved her dearly. She is also survived by her four loving children Tim, Larry, Liz and Kathleen, and...
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Willa (Johnstone) Williams

May 9, 1925 - November 14, 2015

Willa J. (Johnstone) Williams, of Camden, ME, passed away on November 14, 2015 at the age of 90. Willa was born in Lawrence, MA on May 9, 1925 to Herbert A. and Myrtle (Brown) Cassidy. She grew up in Watertown and Belmont, and graduated from Belmont High School. Willa worked as an office administrator much of her life for several different companies including John Hancock, Raytheon, McLean...
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Philip Andrew Glennon

January 16, 1924 - November 14, 2015

Philip Andrew Glennon, of Melrose, passed away on November 14, 2015 at the age of 91. Phil was born in Lynn on January 16, 1924 to Philip and Catherine (Shine) Glennon. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Revere High School. Phil served honorably during WWII in the United States Navy. Upon returning from the war, Phil married the love of his life, Theresa (Burke) Glennon in 1947, the two...
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Louis Centore

March 27, 1963 - November 13, 2015

Louis G. Centore, of Melrose, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 52. Louis was born in Medford on March 27, 1963 to Louis and Maria (Fionda) Centore. He was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1981. After graduation from High School, Louis continued his education at Daniel Webster College where he graduated with a degree in Aviation Management in 1985...
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Richard Hughes

April 15, 1938 - November 10, 2015

Richard A. "Dick" Hughes passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital, on November 10, 2015. He was 77 years of age. Richard was born in Brookline on April 15, 1938 to the late James & Catherine (Finn) Hughes. He was raised in Brookline, graduated from Brookline High School, Class of 1956 where he was the captain of the hockey & baseball teams and was a member of the golf team. While living in...
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Lois A. (Moore) Drew

August 11, 1928 - November 2, 2015

Lois A. (Moore) Drew passed away at the Dobson Home/ Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, Arizona on November 2, 2015. Lois was born in Waltham to the late Gordon & Bernice (Lee) Moore, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High school, Class of 1945. She lived in Malden for a few years, Melrose for 40 Years, 15 years in Salem, NH and in Chandler Arizona the past 7 years. Mrs. Drew worked as...
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Antonio Constantino

January 10, 1925 - November 2, 2015

Antonio Constantino passed away at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst in Melrose on November 2, 2015. He was 90 years of age. Antonio was born in Belmont on January 10, 1925 to the late Dominic & Maria (Parisi) Constantino. He was raised in Belmont, graduated from Belmont High School, Class of 1942 and then entered the service. He served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. After his...
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Geza J. Jako

August 9, 1930 - November 1, 2015

Professor Dr. Geza J. Jako from Melrose, Massachusetts was a world famous surgeon, physician scientist, professor, inventor, educator, presidential appointee, loving husband, devoted father, cherished grandfather, and visionary. He was the inventor of soft tissue microsurgery, laser surgery, modern techniques of minimally invasive surgery, and a White House Advisor for Cancer to Presidents...
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Mildred R. Pye Curran

April 13, 1916 - November 1, 2015

Mildred R. (Tusini) Pye Curran of Wakefield, MA passed away at home on Sunday, November 1, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 13, 1916 in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Alphonso and Rose (Guida) Tusini. She was the loving wife of John O. Curran, and the late Wilson H. Pye. Beloved mother of Joyce Kashgegian of Malden, Louise Bryan Dugas & her husband Norman of Strafford...
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Frank S. Plagenza

June 16, 1926 - October 28, 2015

Frank S. Plagenza passed away at the GRECC Unit at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Bedford on October 28, 2015. He was 89 years of age. Frank was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 16, 1926 and was raised in California. Frank joined the US Army and served his country with pride during WWII. A self-employed cabinet maker, Frank owned and operated Maverick Woodworking in East Boston for...
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William R. "Bill" Martin

October 5, 1946 - October 26, 2015

William R. "Bill" Martin passed away at Lahey Hospital in Burlington on October 26, 2015. He was 69 years of age. Bill was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1964. Mr. Martin was a longtime resident of Melrose and has lived in Wakefield the past 32 years. He later decided to continue his education and graduated from Springfield College in 1989. Bill followed...
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Rene Paul Deveau

April 3, 1935 - October 26, 2015

Rene Paul Deveau passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Monday, October 26, 2015. He was 80 years of age. Rene was born in Boston on April 3, 1935, was raised in Jamaica Plain & Roslindale and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School. He lived most of his life in Roslindale before moving to Melrose in 1998. Mr. Deveau worked as a grounds keeper at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge for...
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