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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

Pauline M. (Johnson) Mountain

March 30, 1929 - June 24, 2017

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

April 25, 1922 - June 17, 2017

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

August 13, 1938 - June 17, 2017

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

June 12, 1952 - June 1, 2017

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

June 28, 1929 - June 1, 2017

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

August 12, 1931 - May 29, 2017

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

April 3, 1944 - May 27, 2017

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

February 23, 1926 - May 24, 2017

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

May 26, 1926 - May 24, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

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

December 21, 1929 - May 20, 2017

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

December 25, 1929 - May 15, 2017

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

July 30, 1930 - May 12, 2017

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

June 16, 1928 - May 10, 2017

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

September 28, 1935 - May 6, 2017

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

February 24, 1926 - May 2, 2017

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

January 14, 1969 - April 25, 2017

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

December 10, 1918 - April 24, 2017

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

February 1, 1957 - April 23, 2017

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

March 23, 1932 - April 20, 2017

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

February 15, 1931 - April 20, 2017

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

May 30, 1917 - April 20, 2017

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

July 14, 1929 - April 18, 2017

Anne F. (McGee) Stanton passed away on her 62nd wedding anniversary at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 18, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Anne was born in Melrose on July 14, 1929 to the late James & Mary (Farley) McGee. Mrs. Stanton was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School and then from Bridgewater State College. Prior to having children she worked as...
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Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Tyminski) Flanagan, RN

October 25, 1941 - April 17, 2017

Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Tyminski) Flanagan RN, a Registered Nurse for over 55 years, entered into eternal life on Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 75 years old. Betty was born in Syracuse, New York on October 25, 1941, a daughter of the late Anthony Tyminski and Antoinette (Helmund). She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the...
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Raffaella (Bianco) Penta

May 30, 1926 - April 17, 2017

Raffaella "Lina" (Bianco) Penta, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on April 17, 2017 at the age of 90. Lina was born on May 30, 1926 in Fontanarosa (Avellino), Italy to Carlo & Antonietta (Vernillo) Bianco. She was raised in Italy and met her future husband, Edward Penta of Everett, Mass., there while Edward was on an Italian family vacation in 1958. They fell in love and Edward...
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Catherine E. "Sissy" (Meehan) Dunn

July 3, 1932 - April 13, 2017

Catherine E. "Sissy" (Meehan) Dunn, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on April 13, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born on July 3, 1932 to Warren & Catherine (Doherty) Meehan. Sissy was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School. In 1953 she married the love of her life, Robert L. Dunn, and spent 26 years happily married. Mrs. Dunn raised her children in Melrose and was...
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Phyllis M. (Guerriero) Colarusso

March 29, 1924 - April 9, 2017

Phyllis M. (Guerriero) Colarusso, 93, passed away peacefully at Merrimac Valley Hospice House on April 9th. Born on March 29, 1924 she was one of six children of the late Gennie and Ralph Guerriero of East Boston. After graduating from East Boston High School, Phyllis joined the U.S. Marine Corps. She was stationed at The Presidio in San Francisco. Phyllis was very proud of her service and looked...
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William J. Connors

November 24, 1925 - April 8, 2017

William J. Connors, of Peabody, died at the Prescott House in N. Andover on April 8, 2017 at the age of 91. Bill was born in Lowell, raised in South Boston and a graduate of Boston Latin High School. After high school, Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning from WWII, he resided in S. Boston till 1951, Malden for 41 years, South Dennis for 12 years and the...
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Mary L. (Harris) Healey

May 11, 1930 - April 5, 2017

Mary L. (Harris) Healey passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was 86 years of age. Mary was born in Mt. Clements, Michigan on May 11, 1930 to the late Alfred & Nora (Phillips) Harris, was raised in Mt. Clements and graduated from Mt. Clements High School. Mrs. Healey met her husband Robert while he was in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Michigan. They...
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Ruth A. Merritt

June 24, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Ruth A. (Cowhig) Merritt, of Saugus, died April 5, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born in Everett, MA on June 24, 1935 to William & Florence (Sweeney) Cowhig. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Ruth married Jay Merritt in 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere and raised their family in Saugus. Ruth was a retiree of Verizon and active in the Melrose Garden Club....
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John F. Hanafin

July 17, 1944 - April 5, 2017

John F. Hanafin, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose & Winchester, died at his home on April 5, 2017 at the age of 72. John was born & raised in Charlestown and a graduate of Melrose High School. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He resided in Melrose for many years, Winchester for several years and the past 14 years in Wakefield. John worked as a Jeweler for...
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Eva P. "Ginny" Schulze

June 27, 1932 - March 30, 2017

Eva P. "Ginny" Schulze, of Saugus, passed away on March 30, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in Marcellus Falls, NY on June 27, 1932 to John & Anna (Kawalcic) Prosonic. Ginny was raised in Marcellus Falls and graduated from the high school in 1950. Ginny went on to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, NY and graduated in 1954. After graduating from Nursing School, Ginny enlisted...
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Gary W. Doak

February 25, 1946 - March 25, 2017

Gary Walter Doak (February 25, 1946 – March 25, 2017) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was a National Hockey League defenseman who played for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. Best known for his 14 seasons with the Bruins, over 789 NHL regular season games the stay at home...
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Kenneth Michael Beardsley

July 29, 1946 - March 24, 2017

Kenneth Michael Beardsley of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017 in the home he shared with his wife of 47 years at the age of 70. Throughout his distinguished life, the love he shared with Linda was a constant that guided them from high school sweethearts to doting grandparents. As a father he was without equal. He coached his sons' little league baseball,...
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Richard A. Gallucci

September 14, 1943 - March 21, 2017

Richard A. Gallucci passed away at Sandlewood in Oxford on March 21, 2017, he was 73 years of age. He was born in Arlington on September 14, 1943 to the late Edmund & Doris (Fitzgerald) Gallucci. He was raised in Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School, Class of 1960 and entered the US Air Force and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War. Mr. Gallucci has been a Melrose...
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Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone

January 5, 1936 - March 20, 2017

Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 20, 2017. She was 81 years of age. Barbara was born in Boston, was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Girls High in Boston which is the oldest girls high school in the United States. Mrs. Martone was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had worked at New England Telephone Company as a switch board...
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Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari

June 8, 1916 - March 20, 2017

Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari passed away at Putnam Farms Assisted Living in Danvers on March 20, 2017. He was 100 years of age. Tass was born in East Boston to the late Sebastiano & Maria (Ottani) Tassinari, he was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston High but had to leave high school due to the death of his father. Mr. Tassinari helped his mother with the four younger children and helped...
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Paul R. McNamara

May 17, 1933 - March 18, 2017

Paul R. McNamara, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 18, 2017 at the age of 83. Paul was raised in Roxbury and served in the United Sates Air Force for 8 years until he was honorably discharged on June 19, 1959. In the 1980s, Paul performed engineering work on the Patriot missile defense system at Raytheon. This defensive missile system was first used in the first...
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" McGrimley

September 1, 1925 - March 17, 2017

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Keville) McGrimley, of Melrose & Beverly, died at the Windham Terrace Assisted Living in Windham, NH on March 17, 2017 at the age of 91. Betty was born in Boston, raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943 and the Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1946. Betty went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Boston College School of...
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James "Jim" Ward

November 30, 1949 - March 15, 2017

James W. "Jim" Ward, of Melrose, died March 15, 2017 at the age of 67. Jim was born in Elizabeth, NJ on November 30, 1949 to Joseph R. & June E. (Wainwright) Ward. He was raised in Brookline, MA and graduated from Brookline High School in 1967. In 1974 Jim married the love of his life, Marilyn R. (Noble) Ward, at St. James Church in Salem, MA. They settled in Melrose and raised their two sons,...
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Shirley E. (Crocker) Corcoran

December 7, 1931 - March 13, 2017

Shirley E, (Crocker) Corcoran, of Melrose, died at home on March 13, 2017 at the age of 85. Shirley was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1949. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and Activities Director for the Fitch Home in Melrose for many years. Shirley and her husband enjoyed traveling to Florida, Missouri, Aruba, St. Thomas and Bermuda many times. She...
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Andrew S McKnight

January 23, 1971 - March 8, 2017

Andrew S. McKnight, of Melrose, died March 8, 2017 at the age of 46. Andrew was born in Malden on January 23, 1971. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1989. Andrew worked in several restaurants in Boston and Melrose. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. He was the father of Padraig & Colin. Beloved son of James & Veronica (O'Hara) McKnight of Melrose....
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Daniel A. Morrison, Jr.

March 6, 1931 - March 8, 2017

Daniel A. Morrison Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 8, 2017. He was 86 years of age. Dan was born in Everett to the late Daniel & Florence (Wromsley) Morrison, he was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1949. Mr. Morrison entered the US Marines while attending Bentley College, he served his country with pride during the Korean War and after his...
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Hugh M Sturrock

February 23, 1924 - March 7, 2017

Hugh M. Sturrock, of Melrose, age 93. Beloved husband of Mary E (Sexton) Sturrock. Devoted father of Jeanne Mahoney and her husband Richard, Hugh M Sturrock, Sheila A Sturrock and pre-deceased by Maureen E Gibbs. Loving grandfather of Caitlin Gibbs, Kristin Cataldo and her husband Joseph, and Timothy Mahoney. Great grandfather of Joseph Cataldo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Son of...
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Gayle A. (Schoenfeld) Durney

July 19, 1953 - March 2, 2017

Gayle A. (Schoenfeld) Durney passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 2 after a courageous battle with cancer. Gayle was born and raised in West Los Angeles, CA, and moved to New England with her family in 1988. Gayle's greatest passion in life was being a mother to her three children and grandmother "Nanny" to her grandson, Caleb. Gayle loved to travel and visit new places, and enjoyed...
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Bevely L Dorman

July 4, 1950 - March 1, 2017

Bevely L. Dorman, formerly of Everett, passed away on March 1, 2017 at the age of 66. Bevely was born in Swampscott, MA on July 4, 1950 to Richard & Ruth (Hopkins) Dorman. She was raised in Beverly and Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1968. Following high school Bevely earned a degree in computer science from Suffolk University. She spent many years working for the State of...
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Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy

June 29, 1921 - February 28, 2017

Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on February 28, 2017. She was 95 years of age. Kathleen was born in Malden on June 29, 1921 to the late Francis & Mary (Lyons) Buckley, she was raised in Malden went to the Chevrus School in Malden and Malden High School. Kathleen has been a resident of Melrose for over 30 years. Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker who loved to...
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Madhu Midha

July 8, 1953 - February 28, 2017

Madhu Midha, 63, of Winchester, MA passed away at home on February 28, 2017. Madhu was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. Shortly thereafter, she founded a Montessori school which quickly grew to a class size of 50 students. In 1978 she married Dr. Salil Midha and moved to the United States. Madhu was a founding board...
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Joan "Carol" (Sarni) Lava

September 13, 1945 - February 24, 2017

Joan "Carol" (Sarni) Lava, age 71, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Oosterman Rest Home in Wakefield on Feb. 24, 2017. Carol was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1963. She enjoyed traveling to Florida, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, Colorado and the Grand Canyon. Carol worked as a working supervisor for the Bank of America for many years. She...
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Edward A. Cunniffe

November 24, 1959 - February 23, 2017

Edward A. Cunniffe, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Feb. 23, 2017 at the age of 57. To talk about Ed is to tell you that Ed was the perfect gentlemen, who always thought about others first and himself second. He was kind, considerate, smart, funny, the nicest person you could meet but truly understated. He would always have a grin on his face and a kind word for all. Ed was a family man, he...
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Donna R. (Wedge) Murray

June 6, 1953 - February 21, 2017

Donna R. (Wedge) Murray, of Malden, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Feb. 22, 2017 at the age of 63. Donna was born & raised in Somerville and moved to Malden at the age of 12. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1972 and resided in Malden for the past 51 years. Donna worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for over 30 years before her...
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Francis G. "Frank" Sampson

March 7, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Francis G. "Frank" Sampson passed away at Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Medford on March 7, 1943 to the late Frank J. & Margaret (Steele) Sampson. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. Mr. Sampson worked as an engineer for the New England Telephone Company retiring...
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William L. "Billy" Lombardo

January 10, 1930 - February 20, 2017

William L. "Billy" Lombardo, of Saugus, died at his home on Feb. 20, 2017 at the age of 87. Billy was born & raised in East Boston, a graduate of Boston Latin High School and went on to earn his degree from Boston University. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he resided in East Boston till age 24 and the past 57 years in Saugus....
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Carol B. (Babcock) Wallace

April 20, 1943 - February 19, 2017

Carol B. (Babcock) Wallace died peacefully on February 19th at the age of 73. Carol was born in New Haven, CT and raised in Cheshire, CT. She was a graduate of Cheshire High School, University of Connecticut, and Boston College where she received her Master's in Social Work. She served as a Probation Officer at the Somerville Court House for 16 years and then in the Melrose Educational System,...
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Thomas Patrick Murphy

May 17, 1954 - February 18, 2017

Thomas P. Murphy, of Melrose, passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 62. Tom was born in Malden and raised in Melrose. He was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, and Boston State College. Tom also served his country as a member of the United States Marine Reserves. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Elks and played for the Elks Golf Team. Tom loved golfing,...
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Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano

September 29, 1924 - February 18, 2017

Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano , of Tewksbury, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on February 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late John Camerano Sr. Devoted mother of John Camerano Jr. & his wife Denise of Reading, Judy M. Allard & her husband Mark of Tewksbury, the late Austin Rivers, & the late Kenneth Camerano. Caring grandmother of Jeremy & his wife Genevieve, Mark & his wife...
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Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra

August 5, 1924 - February 17, 2017

Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra, of Melrose, passed away on February 17, 2017 at the age of 92. Carmen was born in Cuba on August 5, 1924 to Carlos & Isabelle (Estrellas) Dominguez. She was raised in Cuba and Came to the U.S. in 1962. Carmen moved to Melrose in 1965 and was a resident ever since. She was a very charitable person, always trying to help others. Carmen was a former member of St. Joseph...
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Evelyn M. (Hardy) Gillespie

March 11, 1925 - February 13, 2017

Evelyn M. Gillespie, of Melrose, formerly of Medford, died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Feb. 13, 2017 at the age of 91. Evelyn was born in Somerville, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1943. She was a homemaker, resided in Melrose for 29 years and Kittery, ME for 21 years. Evelyn was very active with the Incarnation Church Ladies' Sodality in...
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Joseph Michael Kelley

January 9, 1919 - February 10, 2017

Joseph Michael Kelley passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on February 10, 2017 at the age of 98. Joe was born in Southie on January 9, 1919 to the late John & Margaret (Connolly) Kelley. As a young child he overcame polio and never let his disease define him throughout his life. He was raised in South Boston, graduated from South Boston High School and entered the US Navy. Mr. Kelley served...
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John F. "Jack" Higgins, Sr.

May 18, 1927 - February 1, 2017

John F. "Jack" Higgins Sr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was 89 years of age. Jack was born in Somerville on May 18, 1927 to the late Nathan & Frances (Gabrielle) Higgins. He was raised in Somerville, East Boston & Dorchester and joined the Merchant Marine right out of high school. Mr. Higgins went thru the US Maritime Service Training Station in...
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Shay P. Kiely

October 29, 1979 - January 31, 2017

Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member & umpire for the Melrose men's softball league for many years and was an avid sports fan. He was caring, loyal, very outgoing, had a great sense of humor and was "One of a...
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Harrison Chandler Clark

December 16, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Harrison Chandler Clark, 89, of Melrose and Truro, MA, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, known as Chandler or Chan to those close to him, passed away at his Melrose home early on the morning of January 31, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Chandler was born December 16, 1927 in Cortland, New York, the youngest son of Thaddeus Ripley Clark and...
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Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry

February 3, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry passed away at Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Medford on January 29, 2017, she was 90 years of age. Ellen was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and graduated from Dorchester High School,. Mrs. Guiry lived in Stoneham for 6 years, Medford for 35 years, Las Vegas for 17 years and in Melrose since 2007. Ellen worked as an administrator at the Teradyne Company in Boston for 25...
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Paul W. Donahue

February 20, 1942 - January 29, 2017

Paul W. Donahue, of Falmouth, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 29, 2017 at the age of 74. Paul was born & raised in Taunton and a graduate of the Coyle Cassidy High School, Class of 1960. Paul went on to earn both his Bachelor's degree & Master's Degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 10 years in Falmouth and worked as an Engineer...
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Janet R. (Poore) Carroll

December 28, 1936 - January 27, 2017

Janet R. (Poore) Carroll, a 53 year resident of Melrose, died peacefully on January 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Janet was born in Reading, MA on December 28, 1936 to Harvey & Rose Poore. She was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School. Janet married George J. Carroll in 1956 and shortly after moved to Melrose where they raised their sons. Janet owned Montvale Car Wash, Liberty Car...
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Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung

August 25, 1935 - January 19, 2017

Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017 at the age of 81. Bob was born on August 25, 1935 to the late Leo & Elizabeth (Fougere) DeYoung. He was raised in Cambridge and Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School in 1953 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 54 years. Mr. DeYoung worked as a purchaser of medical instruments for the AVCO ...
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Claire (Vallen) Martello

August 11, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Claire Martello passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017. She was 86 years of age. Claire was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She and her husband Fred moved to Melrose in 1961 and have been residents ever since. Mrs. Martello owned and operated Cameo Academy Beauty School for over 10 years in Malden. She also worked for her...
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Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton

June 15, 1929 - January 14, 2017

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton passed away at her home in Melrose on January 14, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Faye was born in Danvers on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles & Helen (Deering) Brackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from Children's Hospital School of Nursing. Faye played basketball and softball at Melrose High School. Mrs....
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Grace Agnes (Accinni) Mudrock

October 7, 1916 - January 13, 2017

Grace Agnes (nee-Accinni) Mudrock passed away on Friday, January 13th 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA. She was 100. Grace was born in Jersey City and grew up in Boonton. She lived in Montville, NJ for most of her life before moving to Massachusetts in 2014. Grace attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grammar School. She met her husband at The Van Raalte Company and became a loving and...
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Kristen L. Harmon

May 6, 1982 - January 13, 2017

Kristen Harmon, age 34, lived in Melrose MA, with her daughter Haley A Harmon and grandparents George E. Harmon and Elizabeth A. (Belmont) Harmon. She was a loving mother and a cherished granddaughter. Caring daughter of Michael Keniston of Medford and the late Susan Harmon. Sister of Ashley Keniston of Vermont and Michael Keniston Jr. of Medford. Goddaughter of Linda Murphy of Lynnfield. Niece...
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Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton

April 11, 1925 - January 13, 2017

Arlene F. (Watersl Stanton, passed away at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Center on January 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Arlene was the daughter of Frederick and Leila Waters of Bradford, Vt. She was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Stanton in which they shared 58 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of eight children, Frank Stanton of Melrose, Frederick Stanton and his wife...
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Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello

May 8, 1926 - January 10, 2017

Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 10, 2017 at the age of 90. Doris was born in Wakefield on May 8, 1926 to Anthony & Mary (Lepore) Cardillo. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1944. Doris married the love of her life, Ernest Masiello, on October 16, 1949 at St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield and spent 65 wonderful years...
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Judith Bifano

December 5, 1953 - January 9, 2017

Judith B. Bifano, age 63, passed away on Monday, January 9 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. due to complications from a recent Bone Marrow Transplant. She was surrounded by her three children. She was born in Winthrop, Mass. on December 5, 1953 to Robert and Pauline (Addrisi) McKearney. Judie grew up in East Boston and attended Mount Saint Joseph's High School, followed by...
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Mary Jean "Jeanne" Furey

April 11, 1937 - January 8, 2017

Mary Jean "Jeanne" Marchand Furey, 79 of Melrose, died January 8, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at Penacook Nursing Home in Haverhill, MA. Mary was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Everett High School. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret Marchand of Melrose. Mary was married for 32 years to the late Lawrence Kenneth Furey. Mary was a devoted mother, grandmother,...
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John Louie Amirault

December 19, 1931 - January 6, 2017

John Louie Amirault, of Peabody, previously a 30-year resident of Conomo Point, Essex and a 55-year resident of Melrose, died peacefully in the loving care of his family on January 6, 2017 at the age of 85. Louie was born in Malden on December 19, 1931 to Samuel & Helen (Vachon) Amirault. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School, and graduated in 1949 from Melrose High...
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Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill

October 26, 1944 - January 4, 2017

Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill, of Wakefield, passed away on January 4, 2017 at the age of 72. Jean was born in Melrose on October 26, 1944 to Albert & Mary (Seabury) Griffin. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1962. Jean was a proud lifelong resident of Wakefield and enjoyed running errands all around town. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, where...
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Karen A. Bennett

March 30, 1962 - January 1, 2017

Karen A. Bennett, of Malden, formerly of Melrose & Everett, died on Jan. 1, 2017 at the age of 54. Karen was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of the Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1980. She resided in Melrose for many years, Everett for 20 years and several years in Malden. Karen worked as a Waitress & Bartender for the Town Line and Mundo's, both in Malden for...
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Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher

April 28, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born in Somerville on April 28, 1929 to the late Edmond & Julia (Carey) Quinn. Helen was raised in Medford, graduate from Medford High School, Class of 1945, lived in Medford most of her life, over 20 years on Cape Cod and the last 4 years in Melrose. Mrs. Melcher started out working for the Registry of Motor...
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Robert A. Eaves

December 17, 1921 - December 31, 2016

Robert A. Eaves, of Melrose, formerly of Naples, Fl & Chelsea, died at the Brightview in Danvers on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 95. Robert was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. He resided in Chelsea for 40 years, 17 years in Naples, Fl and several years in Danvers. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. Bob worked as a Assistant Director for the Chelsea...
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Walter C. Chipman

August 23, 1927 - December 31, 2016

Walter C. Chipman, of Melrose, died at the Golden Living Center-The Elmhurst in Melrose on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 89. Walter was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1945. After high school, Walter served his country as a bodyguard for General MacArthur in the U.S. Army during WWII and was on the USS Admiral H. T. Mayo transport ship that hit a typhoon in...
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Norma R. Hemenway

April 6, 1925 - December 29, 2016

Norma R. (Deschenes) Hemenway, of Melrose, passed away at home on Dec. 29, 2016 at the age of 91. Norma was born in Bennington, VT, raised in Arlington, VT and a graduate of Arlington, VT High School. She went on to earn her degree from LaSalle Junior College in Auburndale , MA. Norma worked as a Clerk for J.F. Hovey Department Store in Boston and also for John Hancock Insurance Company. She...
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Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman

August 6, 1920 - December 27, 2016

Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman, of Melrose, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born in Chelsea, MA on August 6, 1920 to John & Sarah (Hubbard) Schwarz. Helen was raised in Revere, and attended Revere High School. She worked at Schrafft's in Charlestown as well as Hood Ice Cream, in addition to raising her children and caring for her family. Helen was the beloved wife of the...
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Joseph B. O'Brien

March 19, 1931 - December 25, 2016

Joseph B. O'Brien passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Melrose on March 19, 1931 to the late Edward P. & Grace A. (Walsh) O'Brien. Joseph was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1950 and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. O'Brien attended the University of Wyoming, left school and enlisted in the US...
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Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco

September 6, 1957 - December 20, 2016

Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Andover on December 20, 2016 at the age of 59. Lisa was born in Malden on September 6, 1957., she was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, University of Massachusetts, Boston and attended Emerson College. She was the Boston Radio Legend Lisa Lipps. Miss Tedesco began her career at KISS 108 along with DJ...
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Jeannette R Costanza

November 1, 1923 - December 18, 2016

Jeannette R. (Gallezzo) Costanza, of Melrose, died peacefully on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. She was born in Revere on November 1, 1923 to Ralph & Phyllis (Charloni) Gallezzo. Jeannette was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1941. She lived in Revere for several years after high school before moving to Malden for 13 years, and then settling in Melrose in 1958 where...
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James Michael Finn

March 16, 1923 - December 18, 2016

James M. Finn passed away at the Edith N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. James was born in Malden on March 16, 1923 to the late George & Annie (Sheehan) Finn. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School in 1941 and received his associated degree from North Shore College in 1976. After high school James entered the US Navy and...
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Paul Ernest Lang

March 7, 1942 - December 17, 2016

Paul Ernest Lang passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 17, 2016 at the age of 74. He spent his childhood in Blasdell, New York, graduated from Frontier Central School in Hamburg and Canisus College in Buffalo. Paul served his country in the US Air Force for 21 years, retiring at the rank of Major in 1987. While in the service he earned his Master's Degree at the Air Force...
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Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw

December 22, 1938 - December 17, 2016

Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw, of Revere, passed away on December 17, 2016 at the age of 77. Ruth was born in Malden on December 22, 1938. She was raised in Malden and attended Girls Catholic. She met the love of her life, Robert Shaw Sr., at a coffee shop in Malden Square, and in 1955 they were married in Melrose. They lived throughout the country over the years. Robert was in the military, and even...
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Julianne L Kehoe

February 21, 1961 - December 16, 2016

Julianne L. Kehoe of Methuen, formerly of Melrose, passed away December 16, 2016 at the age of 55. Julianne was born in Medford on February 21, 1961 to John & Nellie (Ward) Kehoe. She was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. She lived a lively life and was always quick to laugh. Julianne worked as a Nurse Assistant for many years. She was the sister of Joanna Trainor of Montana,...
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Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan

June 15, 1960 - December 16, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Lawrence & Melrose, passed away on December 16, 2016 at the age of 56, after a short illness. Bob was born in Medford on June 15, 1960 to the late John A. & Dorothy A. (Randall) Sullivan. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1978. Bob was a proud member of the North Star Drum & Bugle Corp., and was an original...
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Catherine A. (Sullivan) Mulcahy

January 28, 1932 - December 13, 2016

Catherine A. Mulcahy, 84, passed peacefully on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. She was born in Melrose on January 28, 1932 to the late Thomas and Helen Sullivan. A life-long Melrose resident, Catherine, with her husband William, raised nine children. She is survived by her children Patricia and her husband Warren Russo of Newburyport, Joan and her husband...
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Michael F. Burke

November 13, 1938 - December 4, 2016

Michael F. Burke, of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 4, 2016 at the age of 78. Michael was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1955. He resided in Medford until 1995 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Michael worked for Raytheon for over 44 years before his retirement at the age of 62 and also at Kelly's Roast Beef for over 30 years. He enjoyed...
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Christopher A. Johnson, Sr.

November 8, 1970 - December 1, 2016

Christopher A. Johnson, Sr., died on December 1, 2016 at the age of 46. Christopher was born in Everett on November 8th 1970, was raised in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. He was the son of Raymond & Carol Ann (Monzione) Johnson of Saugus. Father of Casandra Johnson of Saugus, Tia Johnson of Saugus, Madison Johnson of Saugus, and the late Christopher Johnson Jr. Grandfather of...
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William B. "Bill" Martin

March 6, 1964 - November 30, 2016

William B. "Bill" Martin, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 52. Bill was born in Stoneham, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1982. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Computer Trainer for several years at Americorps & he also volunteered for the Red Cross for over 20 years. Bill was very active at the Melrose Highlands...
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Paul A. Lipton

February 19, 1934 - November 28, 2016

Paul Lipton passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose surrounded by his family on November 28, 2016 at the age of 82. Son of the late Louis and Helen (Kenneally) Lipton. Beloved husband of 49 years to Mary (Kavanagh) Lipton. Loving father of Siobhan Andrews and her husband, Scott of Winchester and Ciara Pitcher and her husband, Jeff of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Aidan, Seamus and Rory...
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Salvatore J. Lovasco

December 7, 1941 - November 25, 2016

Salvatore J. Lovasco, of Melrose, passed away November 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Angela A. (Todisco) Lovasco of Melrose. Loving father of Vonette Ivers & her husband Ken of Melrose, and the late Leonora Lovasco. Proud grandfather of Leonora & Victoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Incarnation Church, 429 Upham St., Melrose, on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 2016 at 9:00 AM....
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Robert E. Hunt

October 16, 1939 - November 21, 2016

Robert E. Hunt passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 21, 2016 at the age of 78, 2 months after his wife Mildred died. Robert was born in Concord, MA on October 16, 1939 to the late John P. & Mary (MacDonald) Hunt. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1958, lived in Saugus for over 25 years, Wells, Maine for 10 years and the past 8 years in Stoneham....
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Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson

February 5, 1931 - November 17, 2016

Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson, formerly of Everett & Malden, died at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn on Nov. 17, 2016 at the age of 85. Helga was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1949. She resided in Everett for 79 years and Malden for 6 years. Helga worked as a Warranty Administrator for Market Forge in Everett for many years and was very proud of her...
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Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro

September 14, 1928 - November 15, 2016

Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro, of Stoneham, formerly of Malden passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 15, 2016. She was 88 years of age. Barbara was the loving mother of Mary E. Colarusso & her late husband James of Arlington, VA and Susan Freedman & her husband Mark of Melrose; She is also the cherished grandmother of Matthew Freedman of Melrose and beloved companion...
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George Miller Thompson, Jr

November 11, 2016

George Miller Thompson, Jr. died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2016 at the age of 91. A member of the "Greatest Generation", it is fitting he passed on Veterans' Day. George, a member of the Army's 90th Infantry Division (the "Tough Ombres") was part of the D-Day invasion and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He helped liberate Flossenburg Concentration Camp, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star,...
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