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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

Kenneth R. Wyeth

July 25, 1931 - April 21, 2014

Kenneth R. Wyeth, of Malden, died at the Lifecare Center in Stoneham on April 21, 2014 at the age of 82. Ken was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He went on to serve his country in the Army National Guard and resided in Malden for most of his life. Ken worked as an Assembler of Varian of Lexington for 40 years before his retirement at the age of 65 and also had a 2nd job...
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Delores M. "Dee" (Siraco) Gonzales

June 1, 1936 - April 19, 2014

Delores M. "Dee" (Siraco) Gonzales passed away peacefully while listening to the live broadcast of Pope Francis presiding over the Solemn Easter Vigil in the St. Peter Basilica at the Vatican on April 19, 2014 at the age of 77. She was born in Everett on June 1, 1936 to the late Andrew & Angelina (Napalitano) Siraco. Dee was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, lived in Malden...
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Virginia N. (Orlianzo) Cangemi

September 15, 1953 - April 18, 2014

Virginia N. (Orlianzo) Cangemi passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Friday April 18, 2014. She was only 60 years of age. Virginia was born in Boston on September 15, 1953. She was raised in Malden and graduated Malden High School, Class of 1971 and attended North Shore Community College. Mrs. Cangemi was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose since 1992. Virginia...
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Donald J. Petrino

November 27, 1931 - April 11, 2014

Donald J. Petrino, of Melrose, died at the Walden Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Concord on April 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Donald was born in Everett, raised in Everett & Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He served his country in the National Guard for 4 years and also in the Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War. Don resided in Melrose since 1956, was a member of the Stoneham V.F...
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Mary A. (Harrison) Gould

March 5, 1929 - April 11, 2014

Mary A. "Ginga" (Harrison) Gould, of Kingston, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital on April 11, 2014 at the age of 85. Mary was born & raised in Everett and attended Everett High School. She resided in Everett until age 31, Malden for 5 years, Melrose for 33 years and the past 16 years in Kingston, NH. Mary worked as an Assembler for Automatic Radio in Stoneham for...
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B. Frances (Bigley) Durney

July 29, 1919 - April 9, 2014

B. Frances (Bigley) Durney passed away at her home in Melrose on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was 94 years of age. Frances was born in Nova Scotia, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High school, Class of 1937. Mrs. Durney has been a resident of Melrose since 1951 where she raised her 11 children. Fran was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church, was a member of St. Mary's Ladies...
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John S. Campbell

September 21, 1922 - April 6, 2014

John S. "Jack" Campbell passed away at the Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate on Sunday April 6, 2014. Jack was born in Cambridge on September 21, 1922; he was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford Vocational School. Mr. Campbell entered the US Army in 1942 and served his country with pride for 3 years during WWII. After his discharge from the Army Jack worked as a mechanical engineer for...
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Maureen A. Foley

August 14, 1931 - April 5, 2014

Maureen A. Foley passed away at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was 82 years of age. Maureen was born in New York to the late John F. & Mary E. (Morrissey) Foley. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1949. Miss Foley lived in Stoneham for many years and the past 8 years in North Andover....
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Edward M. Dowling

April 17, 1921 - April 4, 2014

Edward M. Dowling passed away at the Daniels House Nursing Home in Reading, on Friday, April 4, 2014. He was 92 years of age. Edward was born in Chelsea, raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and from Wentworth Institute. He served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. Mr. Dowling lived in Swampscott for several years, East Hampstead, NH for over 30 years and the past...
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Alberta E. (Marroni) Bage

February 9, 1913 - March 30, 2014

Alberta E. (Marroni) Bage, of Winthrop, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on March 30, 2014 at the age of 101. Alberta was born in Haverhill, raised in East Boston and attended East Boston schools. She resided in East Boston for many years, Everett for 6 years and over 20 years in Winthrop. Alberta was a homemaker and also worked as a Stitcher for over 20 years in Boston. She was...
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Mary A.(Martino) Arena

March 24, 1926 - March 28, 2014

Mary A. (Martino) Arena, of Melrose, died at home on March 28, 2014 at the age of 88. Mary was born & raised in East Boston and a graduate of Fitton High School in East Boston. She went on to earn her degree from Emmanuel College in Boston and then St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. Mary resided in East Boston from 1926–1964 and the past 49 years in Melrose. She worked as a Register Nurse &...
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Loretta H. (Muse) Mullane

April 16, 1925 - March 27, 2014

Loretta H. (Muse) Mullane, of Melrose, formerly of Nashua, NH, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 27, 2014 at the age of 88. Loretta was born in Chelsea, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1943. She resided in Malden until 1946, lived 25 years in Nashua, NH and over 40 years in Melrose. Loretta was a homemaker and an active member of the Auxiliary at the...
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Jeanne Marie (Dolan) Farry

June 11, 1951 - March 26, 2014

Jeanne Marie (Dolan) Farry passed away at her home in Malden on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was only 62 years of age. Jeanne was born in Melrose on June 11, 1951 to the late Leonard & Eileen (Thomas) Dolan. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1969 and from the Massachusetts Histologist School at New England Memorial Hospital. Mrs....
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John J. O'Donnell

February 17, 1917 - March 24, 2014

John J. O'Donnell passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on March 24, 2014. He was 97 years of age. John was born in Chelsea on February 17, 1917 to the late Charles J. & Nora (Kelliher) O'Donnell. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and from Tufts University with an engineering degree. John served his country with pride during WWII as a 1st Lt. in...
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James Francis Stanton, Sr.

February 22, 1930 - March 24, 2014

James Francis Stanton Sr. passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on March 24, 2014. He was 84 years of age. Mr. Stanton was born in Melrose on February 22, 1930 to the late Michael & Agnes Stanton. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and has been a lifelong resident. James served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for the...
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Ethel M. (Brundage) Thornton

September 28, 1920 - March 23, 2014

Ethel M. (Brundage) Thornton, of Melrose, died at the Wingate of Reading on March 23, 2014 at the age of 93. Ethel was born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. She resided in Cambridge until 1959, Malden for 8 years, Waltham for 5 years and the past 25 years in Melrose. Ethel worked as a Clerk for American Mutual Insurance Company in Wakefield for over 10 years...
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Agnes I. "Aggie" Meehan

July 19, 1928 - March 22, 2014

Agnes I. "Aggie" (Mahoney) Meehan passed away at the Masconomet Healthcare Facility in Topsfield on March 22, 2014. She was 85 years of age. Mrs. Meehan was born in Chelsea on July 19, 1928 to the late Joseph and Mary (Lynn) Mahoney. She was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy and then from Chelsea Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Aggie was a proud and dedicated...
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Paul A. Skerry

December 8, 1925 - March 18, 2014

Paul A. Skerry, Sr., of Melrose, formerly of Medford, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 18, 2014 at the age of 88. Paul was born & raised in Medford, a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1946 and went on to attend Burdette College in Boston. He worked for the Registry of Motor Vehicles from 1946-1969 and then as a Clerk for the Somerville Court House from 1969-1983 before...
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Anthony "Tony" Caiazzo West

October 19, 1921 - March 17, 2014

Anthony "Tony" Caiazzo West passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on March 17, 2014. He was 92 years of age. He was born in Siano, Italy, was raised in Italy and came to the United States at the age of 8 on the ship Vulcania traveling from Naples, Italy to Ellis Island in New York. He lived in Everett for many years, attended Everett schools and has been a resident of Melrose since...
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Linda A. (Lewinski) Long

February 12, 1956 - March 17, 2014

Linda A. (Lewinski) Long, of Malden died at her home on March 17, 2014 at the age of 58. Linda was born & raised in Boston and a graduate of Boston High School, Class of 1974. She resided in Somerville & Malden for several years and worked as an Operations Manager for Clarion Partners in Boston. Linda was an avid motorcycle rider and loved to go camping, fishing, skiing, hiking and horseback...
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Florence K. "Cheetah" (MacDonald) Haynes

February 27, 1912 - March 17, 2014

Florence K. "Cheetah" (MacDonald) Haynes passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 17, 2014. She was 102 years of age. Florence was born in Boston on February 27, 1912 to the late Roderick & Anna (Clabby) MacDonald. She was raised in Sharon, lived in Allston for Many years, Newton for a few years, 25 years in Needham and the past year in Melrose. Mrs. Haynes was a homemaker and did...
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Frederick G. Capodilupo

April 17, 1924 - March 11, 2014

Frederick G. Capodilupo of Malden, died at the Woburn Nursing Center on March 11, 2014 at the age of 89. Fred was born & raised in Revere and attended Revere High School. He worked in the warehouse for Sears for over 20 years and also as a School Crossing Guard for the City of Malden for over 30 years before his retirement in 2011. He also served with the Metropolitan Secret Service Bureau and...
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Eleanor T. (Ball) Crowley

September 14, 1927 - March 10, 2014

Eleanor T. (Ball) Crowley, of Reading , formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 10, 2014 at the age of 86. Eleanor was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. She resided in Melrose until the age of 41 and the past 45 years in Reading. Eleanor always had a smile on her face and was an avid Celtics & Boston sports fan and enjoyed taking day...
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Almon W. "Al" Wooldridge

September 25, 1937 - March 9, 2014

Almon W. "Al" Wooldridge, of Peabody, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 9, 2014 at the age of 76. Al was born in Somerville, raised in Burlington and attended Burlington High School. He resided in Burlington for many years and Sanford, ME for the past 35 years. Al was a self employed Foundry worker for many years in Sanford, ME and will be greatly missed by his family & many friends...
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James J. "Jimmy" Welford

December 12, 1946 - March 8, 2014

James J. "Jimmy" Welford, of Revere, formerly of Everett, died with his family by his side at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on March 8, 2014 at the age of 67. Jimmy was born in Malden, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, Class of 1965. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of a Purple...
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Elaine M. (Anderson) Antonucci

June 22, 1936 - March 5, 2014

Elaine M. (Anderson) Antonucci, of Melrose, died at her home on March 5, 2014 at the age of 77. Elaine was born in Chelsea, raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. She went on to get her license and study cosmetology in Toronto & New York and was the owner of Salon 202 in Melrose for many years before her retirement in 1999 at the age of 58. Elaine was a member of Incarnation Church...
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Kathleen T. (Cusack) Driscoll

June 17, 1928 - March 1, 2014

Kathleen T. Driscoll, of Melrose passed away in Tewksbury, surrounded by her family on Saturday, 1 March. She was 85 years old. Kathleen was born in Cloonbigney, Taghmaconnell, Co. Roscommon Ireland and was the second daughter of the late John & Anne (Brady) Cusack. She was the wife of the late Robert Driscoll for 32 years, dear sister of the late Michael Cusack of Ireland and Mary Cusack of...
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Thomas Peter Greelish

May 1, 1933 - February 27, 2014

Thomas P. Greelish passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, on February 27, 2014. He was 80 years of age. Mr. Greelish was born in Melrose on May 1, 1933. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1951. Thomas worked as a manufacturing supervisor at the Polaroid Corporation for over 25 years. He lived in Melrose for many years, several years...
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Elizabeth L."BettyLou" (Galley) Flannigan

January 12, 1927 - February 26, 2014

Elizabeth L. "BettyLou" (Galley) Flannigan, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 26, 2014 at the age of 87. BettyLou was born & raised in North Reading and a graduate & Valedictorian of the Class of 1944 from Reading High School. She went on to earn her degree from Simmons College in Boston. BettyLou worked as a Teacher in Stow & Bedford for several years and at the...
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John F. LeBlanc

June 8, 1951 - February 23, 2014

John F. LeBlanc, of Somerville, died at the Mass. General Hospital on Feb. 23, 2014 at the age of 62. John was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1969. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. John attended Bunker Hill Community College after returning from the Marine Corps. He worked as a Salesman for Raybern Company of Mass....
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Moya P. Gullage

December 18, 1930 - February 22, 2014

Moya P. Gullage passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading, on February 22, 2014 at the age of 83. She was born in Melrose on December 18, 1930, was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1949. Moya entered the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus Order in 1950 as Mother John Mark and taught in various catholic schools throughout New...
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Teresa F. (McGreal) "Frances" Tully

May 24, 1928 - February 21, 2014

Teresa F. (McGreal) "Frances" Tully passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, February 21, 2014. She was 85 years of age. Teresa was born in County Mayo Ireland on May 24, 1928 to the late John & Margaret (Connaghan) McGreal, she was raised in Ireland and came to the United States after WWII at the age of 21. She lived in East Boston, Chelsea for a few years, Saugus & Everett for many...
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Harland G. "Mac" McCallum

September 20, 1921 - February 19, 2014

Harland G. "Mac" McCallum passed away at Epoch of Melrose on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He was 92 years of age. Mac was born in Tyngsboro, MA on September 20, 1921 to the late Asa & Lillis (Favro) McCallum. He was raised in Pelham New Hampshire and Melrose and entered the service from Melrose. Mr. McCallum served his country with pride during WWII with the US Marines for 3 years in the South...
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Mildred L. (Gullage) Phimister

November 8, 1917 - February 16, 2014

Mildred L. Phimister passed away at Epoch of Melrose on February 16, 2014. She was 96 years of age. Born in Cambridge on November 8, 1917 to the late Ernest & Catherine Gullage, she was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Phimister was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, loved to bake and go shopping. She was a resident of Somerville most of her life before moving...
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Helen M. (Connor) Murphy

April 25, 1926 - February 16, 2014

Helen M. (Connor) Murphy, age 87, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Helen was born on April 25, 1926 to the late Thomas L. and Lenora M. (Doonan) Connor. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Girls Catholic High School. She worked at the Cuticura Soap Factory and the Telephone Company for many years. She held other various jobs along the way including making doll dresses for Geraldine...
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Donna M. Milmore

August 5, 1950 - February 16, 2014

Donna M. Milmore, of Charlestown (formerly of Melrose), died suddenly on February 16, 2014. She was 63. Donna was a long-time Tufts employee, working in the career services office since 2000. She cherished her time there, which was spent advising, guiding, and mentoring undergraduates as they embarked upon their journey post-college. She was active in her parish of St. Mary - St. Catherine...
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Phyllis M. (Mahoney) Campbell

December 3, 1928 - February 14, 2014

Phyllis M. (Mahoney) Campbell, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 14, 2014. Phyllis was born in Boston, raised in Revere and a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere & Boston State College. Phyllis resided in Medford & Woburn for several years, Melrose since 1965 and was a member of St. Mary's Church and the New England Telephone Pioneer's Club for many...
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Albert W. "Al" Mayers, Jr.

June 7, 1936 - February 14, 2014

Albert W. "Al", Mayer, Jr., of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 14, 2014 at the age of 77. Al was born in Dorchester, raised in S. Braintree & a graduate of S. Braintree High School, Class of 1954. He went on to earn his B.S.Ed from Bridgewater State College in 1958, his M.Ed from Boston State College in 1962, his Ed.D from Boston University in 1971 and a Certificate from...
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John L. Carrabis

August 7, 1925 - February 12, 2014

John L. Carrabis, of Saugus, died at the Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare in Danvers on Feb. 12, 2014 at the age of 88. John was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School. He resided in Everett until 1965 and Saugus for most of his life. John worked as a Postal Worker for the U.S. Postal Service in South Boston for 30 years before his retirement that the age of 64. He loved...
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Phyllis M. (Hallahan) Crowell

May 3, 1926 - February 9, 2014

Phyllis M. Crowell passed away at the Epoch of Melrose on Sunday February 9, 2014. She was 88 years of age. She was born in Melrose to the late John & Anne (Shields) Hallahan on May 3, 1926. Phyllis was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident in Melrose. Mrs. Crowell worked for over 40 years at State Street Bank in Boston. She enjoyed summering on North...
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Thomas E. Ackerman

April 24, 1922 - February 9, 2014

Thomas E. (Iron Man) Ackerman, of Melrose, died at his home on Feb. 9, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 91. Tom was born & raised in East Boston and attended Somerville High School. He served in U.S. Marines during WWII from 1940-46 and fought in the Battles of Guam and Tarawa. Tom worked as a conductor for the Boston & Maine Railroad for over 40 years before his retirement....
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John A. Kerwin

November 30, 1959 - February 8, 2014

John A. Kerwin, of Centerville, formerly of Melrose, died at the Cape Cod hospital on Feb. 8, 2014 at the age of 54. John was born in Newton, raised in Weston and a graduate of Weston High School, Class of 1977. He went on to earn his degree from Holy Cross College, Class of 1981. John resided in Somerville for 11 years, Melrose 9 years, Easton for several years and the past 4 years in...
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William John Ferreira

March 5, 1925 - February 4, 2014

William John Ferreira, a longtime educator for the City of Melrose, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was 88 years old. Mr. Ferreira was born in East Boston on March 5, 1925, was raised in East Boston before moving to Medford as a child. William graduated from Medford High School and entered the US Marines at the age of 17. He served his country with pride...
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John G. "Jack" Easton, Jr.

November 16, 1926 - February 3, 2014

John G. Jr. "Jack" Easton, passed away at Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare in Danvers on February 3, 2014. He was age 87 years of age. Jack was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Betts) Easton. Loving father of Jennifer B. E. McNeil & her husband Kevin of Danvers and Andrea E. Kaplan & her husband Arthur of Glenmont, NY. Proud grandfather of Lindsay E. McNeil, Danielle E. Kaplan & Brett G...
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Mary B. Cusack

February 8, 1927 - February 2, 2014

Mary Bridget Cusack, Mary B. Cusack, formerly of Melrose passed away died at the Blaire House in Tewksbury on Feb. 2, 2014 just a week shy of her 87th birthday. Mary was born on in Cloonbigney, Taughmaconnell, Ireland and was eldest daughter of the late John & Anne (Grady) Cusack and loving sister of Kathleen T. Driscoll & her late husband Robert of Melrose and the late Michael Cusack. ...
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Sharon Ann(Sullivan) Barry-McLaughlin

September 27, 1950 - January 31, 2014

Sharon Ann (Sullivan) Barry-McLaughlin, of Wilmington, formerly of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Jan. 31, 2014 at the age of 63. Sharon was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1968. She went on to Bunker Hill Community College and earned her nursing degree from Somerville Hospital School of Nursing, Class of...
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Thomas F. Dillon

July 25, 1924 - January 25, 2014

Thomas F. Dillon passed away at his home in Melrose on January 25, 2014. He was 89 years of age. Mr. Dillon was born in Somerville on July 25, 1924 to the late Thomas J. & Maude (Sweeney) Dillon. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Thomas entered the service in 1943 and served his country with pride in the US Army Air Corps. He was a proud member of the...
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Karen I. (O'Hara) Sinnott

December 6, 1946 - January 24, 2014

Karen I. (O'Hara) Sinnott passed away at the Winchester Hospital, on January 24, 2014 at the age of 67. Karen was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on December 6, 1946 to the late James & Irene (Mehalic) O'Hara. Mrs. Sinnott came to Melrose as a young child, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1964 and from Salem State College. Karen worked in customer service at the...
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Dorothy (Murphy) Buckley

October 2, 1928 - January 24, 2014

Dorothy (Murphy) Buckley passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital, on January 24, 2014. She was 85 years of age. Dorothy was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston on October 2, 1928 to the late Charles & Alice (Petry) Murphy. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, lived in Melrose for 65 years, Sandwich for 10 years and in East Hampstead, NH since 2006. Mrs....
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Jane M. (Murphy) Bain

January 5, 1930 - January 20, 2014

Jane M. (Murphy) Bain, a lifelong resident of Melrose and dedicated member of the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital staff, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on January 20, 2014. She was 84 years of age. Jane was born in Boston to the late Patrick & Helen (Orthman) Murphy. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital...
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Philip Buccilli

January 6, 1956 - January 19, 2014

Philip Buccilli passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was only 58 years of age. Philip was born in Boston on January 6, 1956. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1974 and from Bunker Hill Community College. Phil lived in Melrose for many years before moving to Wakefield over 20 years ago. Mr. Buccilli worked as a...
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Helen R.(Toth) Pelrine

June 27, 1931 - January 13, 2014

Helen R. (Toth) Pelrine, of Melrose, died at the Winchester Hospital on Jan. 13, 2014 at the age of 82. Helen was born in Melrose, raised in Everett, a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1949 and went on to Burdett Business School in Boston. Helen resided in Melrose and was a member & Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Church for many years. She was a member of the St. Mary's Ladies...
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Joseph D. Capuano

September 4, 1930 - January 8, 2014

Joseph D. Capuano passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 8, 2014. He was 83 years of age. Joe was born in Melrose on September 4, 1930 to the late Lorato & Josephine (Cardillo) Capuano. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1948 and has been a lifelong resident. Joe entered the US National Guard in 1953 and served his country with pride during the Korean...
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Marylin "Maggie" (McGrath) Thirkell

March 17, 1938 - January 6, 2014

Marylin (Maggie) Thirkell formerly of Newburyport and Melrose, MA died peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014 after a two-year battle with ALS. She was 75 years of age. Marylin was born on March 17, 1938 in NYC, daughter of the late William & Mary McGrath of Marblehead, MA and Key Biscayne, FL. She then grew up in Melrose, MA were she was a 1956 graduate of Melrose High School, and later...
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Timothy C. Moynihan

December 9, 1944 - January 5, 2014

Timothy C. Moynihan passed away at his home in Melrose, on January 5, 2014. He was 69 years of age. Tim was born in Rossacrue Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland on December 9, 1944 to late Patrick & Catherine (Kelliher) Moynihan. He was raised in Ireland and came to the United States at the age of 18. Tim lived in North Cambridge and Somerville for many years before settling in Melrose in 1971. Mr....
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Audrey E.(Sullivan) Baier

November 5, 1924 - January 1, 2014

Audrey E. (Sullivan) Baier, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Jan. 1, 2014 at the age of 89. Audrey was born in Medford, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943. She was a lifelong Melrose resident, a homemaker and her children always came first. Audrey enjoyed traveling and was very devoted to her grandchildren & great grandchildren....
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Herbert F. Upton, Jr.

September 4, 1954 - December 30, 2013

Herbert F. "Herb" Upton Jr., of Melrose, died accidently on Dec. 30, 2013 at the age of 59. Herb was born in Manchester, NH, raised in Saugus, a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1972 and went on to earn his degree from Merrimack College. He worked as a Pilot for Signature Aviation at Logan Airport and was a full time Dad. Herb coached Pop Warner football in Melrose for 11 years and never...
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Richard M. Mara

December 13, 1934 - December 29, 2013

Richard M. Mara, of Indian Trail, NC, formerly of Melrose, died at the Thomasville Hospital in Thomasville, NC on Dec. 29, 2013 at the age of 79. Richard was born in Boston and a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War and resided in Melrose for 30 years, Tewksbury for 30 years, Maine for 17 years and the past several...
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Dorothy M. (O'Brien) Mafera

June 6, 1923 - December 25, 2013

Dorothy M. (O'Brien) Mafera passed away at Wingate of Reading on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, at the age of 90. She was born in Lynn on June 6, 1923 to the late John P. & Alice M. (Beauvais) O'Brien. Dorothy was raised in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Class of 1941. Mrs. Mafera lived in Lynn for many years, Manchester, NH for 11 years, Reading for 23 years and the...
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Victoria Lora DiBartolo

May 30, 1927 - December 25, 2013

Victoria Lora DiBartolo passed away at her home in Wakefield on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 86 years of age. Mrs. DiBartolo was born and raised in East Boston, she lived in Lexington for 36 years before moving to Wakefield 13 years ago. Victoria was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt who cherished spending time with her family. She was an...
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Grace R. (Scarpa) Brangiforte Hart

June 14, 1920 - December 24, 2013

Grace R. (Scarpa) Brangiforte Hart passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham on December 24, 2013. She was born in Boston on June 14, 1920 to the late Domenic & Antonetta (Nappa) Scarpa, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Grace worked in the office for the family business Eagle Can, worked as a medical assistant for a local...
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Michael J. Lucey

August 4, 1946 - December 20, 2013

Michael J. Lucey, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Dec. 20, 2013 at the age of 67. Michael was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1966. He worked as an Ironworker for the Local #7 for 37 years before his retirement and resided in Malden. Michael was a member of the Malden Irish American for many years, St....
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John G. Richardson

November 21, 1924 - December 13, 2013

John G. Richardson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 13, 2013. He was 89 years of age. John was born in Methuen, raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. Richardson worked as a sheet metal fabricator for the Churchill Corporation on Franklin St. in Melrose for over 25 years and the for the Nevlen Company in Wakefield for a few years....
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Stephen John Bekkenhuis

December 26, 1958 - December 11, 2013

Stephen John Bekkenhuis passed away suddenly in Saugus, MA on December 11, 2013 at the age of 54, while walking his best friend and faithful dog Brody. Mr. Bekkenhuis was born in Winchester on December 26, 1958 to the late Alan & Mary (Bois) Bekkenhuis, was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1977. Stephen started his career working in the glass business for J.N....
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Carol Ann (Fennessy) Cunningham

August 26, 1951 - December 10, 2013

Carol Ann (Fennessy) Cunningham, of Malden, died at the Mass. General Hospital on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 62. Carol was born in Melrose, raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Ridge & Latin High School, Class of 1968. She resided in Malden since 1985 and worked as a Bartender at the Malden V.F.W. for many years. Carol was a past President of the Malden V.F.W. Auxiliary and loved...
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Frank A. "Hank" Occhipinti

November 29, 1927 - December 9, 2013

"See You Tomorrow" Frank A. "Hank" Occhipinti passed away at his home in Saugus on December 9, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Boston on November 29, 1927 to the late Antonio & Maria (DeMarco) Occhipinti. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from Brighton High School Mr. Occhipinti played semi-pro football for the East Boston Tornadoes in the Boston Park Department Football...
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Pasquale J. "Pat" Giordano

June 28, 1933 - December 2, 2013

Pasquale J. "Pat" Giordano passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, December 2, 2013. He was 80 years of age. Pat was born in Medford on June 28, 1933 to the late Joseph & Bettina (DiGirolamo) Giordano. He was raised in Medford, graduated from St. Clement High School and attended Boston College. Mr. Giordano served his country with pride during the Korean War in the US Coast Guard....
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Anne E.(O'Keefe) O'Brien

December 15, 1926 - November 28, 2013

Anne E. (O'Keefe) O'Brien, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 28, 2013 at the age of 86. Anne was born in 1926 at home, in Chelsea, to Dennis and Edith O'Keefe. During the Depression, the family moved to Everett after losing their home to fire. The oldest of nine, she was raised in Everett and attended Immaculate Conception High School. She resided in Everett until marriage in 1951 and the past 62...
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James Cargill

September 16, 1952 - November 27, 2013

James Cargill "Jim" 61, of Malden, passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2013, and is now in heaven with the Lord, where we believe he has a healthy body and is free to ride his motorcycle, paint till his hearts content, play horseshoes with Chick, and fish all he wants. Jim was born September 16, 1952 and grew up in Melrose; he attended Melrose High School where he excelled in track. ...
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James J. Monahan Jr.

August 11, 1944 - November 25, 2013

James J. Monahan Jr. passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 25, 2013. He was 69 years of age. James was born in Boston on August 11, 1944, was raised in Lynn & Peabody and graduated from Peabody High school. Mr. Monahan was a longtime resident of Peabody before moving to Revere over 15 years ago. He worked in the maintenance department for the state of Massachusetts for many...
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Agnes E.(Hilenski) Kasper

December 10, 1927 - November 25, 2013

Agnes E. (Hilenski) Kasper, of Melrose, died at the Daniels House Nursing Home on Nov. 25, 2013 at the age of 85. Agnes was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Girls High School in Dorchester. She resided in Dorchester for most of her life and the past 17 years in Melrose. Agnes worked for Grant's Department Store in Boston before raising her family. She was an avid reading and...
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Janet M. (Quagenti) Leuci

February 7, 1942 - November 20, 2013

Janet M. (Quagenti) Leuci, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on November 20, 2013 after a 12 year courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Leuci was the devoted wife of William, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Daughter of the late Angelo and Catherine (Fala) Quagenti; sister of the late Joseph B. Quagenti. Adored mother of William J., Christopher and Kristen, David and Tara, and...
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Lauren E. Reczek-Mangini

June 18, 1982 - November 17, 2013

Lauren E. Reczek-Mangini, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 17, 2013 at the age of 31. Lauren was born in Boston, raised in Winthrop and a graduate of Winthrop High School, where she played Soccer, Class of 2000. She went to attend Northeastern University & University of Mass. in Amherst. Lauren worked as a Special Education Teacher for the Fuse Program in Lexington. She...
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Giuseppe V. Polce

January 26, 1930 - November 14, 2013

Giuseppe V. Polce passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, November 14, 2013. He was 83 years of age. Giuseppe was born and raised in Italy and came to the United Stated in 1956. He lived in the North End of Boston until 1972 when he moved to Everett and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 17 years. Mr. Polce worked as a precision grinder at the Quartzite Processing...
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Sandra Jean (Gildea) Gilbert

July 21, 1961 - November 11, 2013

Sandra Jean (Gildea) Gilbert passed away at her home in Melrose, on Monday, November 11, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was only 52 years of age. Sandra was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 21, 1961. She was raised in Watertown, graduated from Watertown High School, Class of 1979; where she was a talented athlete and tri-captain of the field hockey, basketball and softball teams...
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George P. Grinis

May 1, 1934 - November 11, 2013

George P. Grinis, of Melrose, died at the West Roxbury VA Hospital in Boston on Nov. 11, 2013 at the age of 79. George was born & raised in Athens, Greece and came to America in 1951. He resided in Medford until 2001 and the past 12 years in Melrose. George worked as a Bartender for over 40 years at several Boston nightclubs. He loved plants & gardening and was famous for his tomatoes, cucumbers...
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Frances Ann (Lyons) Murphy

August 2, 1916 - November 4, 2013

Frances Ann (Lyons) Murphy passed away in Lecanto FL on Monday, November 4, 2013. She was 97 years of age. Frances was born in Watertown, MA on August 2, 1916 to the late Thomas & Christina (McGinness) Lyons, was raised in Watertown and Medford and graduated from St. Clement High School, Class of 1934. Mrs. Murphy lived in Melrose for the past 40 years before moving to Florida 4 years ago. She...
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Francis H. McCarthy

September 21, 1942 - November 1, 2013

Francis H. McCarthy, age 71, passed away at home with family after a long battle with a Bone Marrow disease on Friday November 1, 2013. Fran was born in Malden on September 21, 1942, son of the late Hilma (Clows) McCarthy Enos and the late Francis H McCarthy SR., stepson of late Joseph C. Enos. He was raised in Malden, a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1960, he held a Masters degree in...
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Neil J. Fairneny Jr.

October 23, 1984 - October 31, 2013

Neil J. Fairneny Jr. passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, on Thursday, October 31, 2013 after a brief illness. He was only 29 years of age. Neil was born in Stoneham on October 23, 1984, was raised in Melrose, Malden & Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 2001. He lived in Woburn for 4 years and the past 2 years in Salem. He worked fixing gaming...
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Vincentia L. "Vinnie" (Korklenewski) Markelionis

June 26, 1919 - October 30, 2013

Vincentia L. "Vinnie" (Korklenewski) Markelionis passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She was 94 years of age. Vinnie was born in Brighton on June 26, 1919 to the late John & Lucy (Sharkin) Korklenewski, she was raised in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School, Class of 1937. She served her country proudly in the US Navy as a Wave during WWII. Mrs....
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Edward P. McCarthy

October 24, 1934 - October 30, 2013

Edward P. McCarthy, of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Oct. 30, 2013 at the age of 79. Eddie was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools & Northeastern University. He had a very strong work ethic and worked for over 35 years as a Manager for Raytheon in Andover before his retirement at the age of 59. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the...
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James J. Grady

August 31, 1921 - October 27, 2013

James J. Grady passed away at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home on Sunday, October 27, 2013. He was 92 years of age. Mr. Grady was born in Boston on August 31, 1921 to the late Francis & Eileen (Hammon) Grady. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, where he played goalie for the hockey team. James served his country proudly during WWII in the US Coast Guard. Mr. Grady...
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Kevin Keohane

June 28, 1955 - October 25, 2013

Kevin Keohane passed away suddenly, in Melrose, on October 25, 2013, at the age of 58. Mr. Keohane was born in Chelsea, MA on June 28, 1955, and was raised in Chelsea. He graduated from the Our Lady of Grace Grammar School and Chelsea High School, Class of 1973. Kevin was a star athlete at Chelsea High School and received the Boston Globe Award for football, hockey and baseball. He continued to...
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Gail A. (Perchway) Finley

April 10, 1936 - October 20, 2013

Gail A. Finley passed away at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation Center in Peabody, on Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was 77 years of age. Gail was born in Norwood, raised in Norwood, graduated from Norwood High School and then from the Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Finley worked as a registered nurse at the Faulkner Hospital and at Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose for over 40 years. She has...
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Larry J. Doucette

October 23, 1955 - October 19, 2013

Larry J. Doucette passed away at his home in Wakefield on Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was 57 years of age. Larry was born and raised in Melrose, attended Melrose Schools and the Pinkerton Academy. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, was a longtime resident of Melrose before moving to Wakefield 18 years ago. Mr. Doucette was a proud member of the brick layers union local 3 and...
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Mathew J."Marty" Corso

April 15, 1928 - October 19, 2013

Mathew Joseph "Marty" Corso, of Melrose, died at the Epoch of Melrose on Oct. 19, 2013 at the age of 85. Marty was born & raised in Revere and attended Revere Schools. He resided in Melrose for over 50 years and was an avid Boston Celtics & sports fan. Marty was a member of the Local #25 Teamsters and worked as a Fork Lift Operator for Shaughnessy & Ahern Hauling & Rigging Company in South Boston...
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Brian B. Burns

September 25, 1972 - October 15, 2013

Brian B. Burns passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. He was only 41 years of age. Brian was born in Malden on September 25, 1972 to the late George D. & Janice M. (Corrieri) Burns. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1991 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose before moving to Stoneham 2 years ago. Brain attended...
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John F. Perrone

March 31, 1928 - October 15, 2013

John F. Perrone passed away at the Winchester Hospital on October 15, 2013. He was 85 years of age. John was born in Malden, on March 31, 1928 to the late Egidio & Mary (Tamasi) Perrone. He was raised in Malden, graduated from high school in Malden and from Bentley College with a degree in accounting. Mr. Perrone served his country with pride during the Korean War in the US Army. John worked as...
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Jeffrey B. Lyczak

February 11, 1968 - October 11, 2013

Jeffrey B. Lyczak, of Malden, died of cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers MA on October 11, 2013 at the age of 45. Jeff was born in Riverside, NJ, and graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, PA. He attended St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles....
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Stephen C. Beck

July 28, 1944 - October 11, 2013

Stephen C. Beck passed away suddenly at the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, on October 11, 2013. He was only 69 years of age. Stephen was born in Cambridge to the late Charles J. & Josephine (Rotondo) Beck on July 28, 1944. He was raised in Cambridge and went to Cambridge Ringe & Latin High School. Mr. Beck has been a resident of Melrose for over 20 years. Stephen was the supervisor of...
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Anna T. (Maccario) Keating

August 12, 1920 - October 7, 2013

Anna T. (Maccario) Keating passed away at Epoch of Melrose on Sunday October 7, 2013. She was 93 years of age. Anna was born in Stoneham on August 12, 1920 to the late Charles J. & Rose M. (Frasco) Maccario. She was raised in Stoneham, attended St. Patrick School until 7th grade before moving to Melrose and graduating from St. Mary's Grammar School. Mrs. Keating attended Melrose High School and...
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William & Marjorie (Dunlevy) Wright

October 5, 2013

WILLIAM P. ("BILL") WRIGHT 1961-2013 MARJORIE C. (DUNLEVY) WRIGHT 1927-2013 William P. "Bill" Wright, of Wakefield, formerly of Malden, at the age of 52 on the evening of Oct. 5, 2013 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, of cancer, after a brief illness. Bill predeceased his mother Marjorie C. (Dunlevy) by four hours. Marjorie C. "Marge" Wright, of Melrose, formerly of...
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William H. Murphy

March 17, 1942 - October 5, 2013

William H. "Billy" Murphy, of Melrose, formerly of Charlestown, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Oct. 5, 2013 at the age of 71. Billy was born in Medford, raised in Charlestown and a graduate of Boston Trade School. He served his country in the Army Reserves and worked for over 40 years as a Repairman for the MBTA before his retirement at the age of 61. Billy resided in Charlestown...
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Mary "Serita" Pothier

December 3, 1911 - October 2, 2013

Mary "Serita" (LeBlanc) Pothier, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Oct. 2, 2013 at the age of 101. Serita was born in Nova Scotia, raised in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Schools. She resided in Malden for 5 years and the past 70 years in Melrose. Serita was a member of the St. Mary's Ladies Sodality in Melrose and enjoyed square dancing, sewing crocheting. She...
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Claire C. (McGlynn) Valente

November 17, 1925 - September 30, 2013

Claire C. (McGlynn) Valente passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, September 30, 2013. She was 87 years of age. Claire was born in Somerville to the late Anthony & Catherine (McCormack) McGlynn, was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1945. Mrs. Valente was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be sorely...
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George T. Busby

December 31, 1930 - September 26, 2013

George T. Busby, a retired Melrose Police Detective, passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday September 26, 2013. He was 82 years of age. George was born in Somerville, MA on December 31, 1930 to the late George T. Sr. & Elizabeth (Doherty) Busby. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1948. Mr. Busby moved to Melrose in 1961 and started...
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Patricia "Pat" (Cassidy) Davis

October 20, 1921 - September 22, 2013

Patricia "Pat" (Cassidy) Davis passed away suddenly at the Lahey Clinic North in Peabody, on Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was 91 years of age. Pat was born and raised in Somerville; she lived in Melrose for over 30 years, Florida for many years and the last 8 years at Brooksby Village in Peabody. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker who cherished the times spent with her family. Pat loved music, dancing...
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Louis F. McCarthy

July 30, 1931 - September 21, 2013

Louis F. McCarthy, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sept. 21, 2013 at the age of 82. Louis was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. Louis resided in Melrose for most of his life and the past 34 years in Wakefield. He worked as a Meat Cutter for A.H....
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James A. "Jim" Valente

April 25, 1921 - September 18, 2013

James A. "Jim" Valente, of Medford, died at the Epoch Senior Nursing Center in Melrose on Sept. 18, 2013 at the age of 92. Jim was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1939. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and survived the Battle of Iwo Jima. After the war, he served in the Army for most of his life and retired at the age of 65. Jim...
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Michael J. Pawlak

March 20, 1953 - September 17, 2013

Michael J. Pawlak, of Melrose, died at home on Sept. 17, 2013 at the age of 60. Michael was born in Chelsea, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1971 and went to attend Bentley College. He was an avid reader & sports fan and enjoyed bowling and the outdoors. Michael was very family oriented and loved to spend his time with his many nieces &nephews. He was the loving son...
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