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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

Mary E. (Maloney) Boyden

June 25, 1928 - July 16, 2018

Mary E. (Maloney) Boyden, of Melrose, passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on July 16, 2018 at the age of 90. Mary was born & raised in Revere, resided in Revere for 20 years, Everett for several years and Melrose for many years. She worked as a Traffic Supervisor for the City of Melrose for 42 years before her retirement. Mary was a very kind & generous person, always willing...
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Leo J. "Pete" Hurley, Jr.

April 11, 1938 - July 14, 2018

Leo J. Hurley, Jr, of Melrose, MA, known to many as Pete, passed suddenly on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Born April 11, 1938 in Winthrop, MA, to Leo and Eleanor Hurley, he grew up on Wolcott Road, Revere and Larchmont Road, Melrose. He was an all-star and captain of the Melrose High School Basketball team class of 1956, and played basketball at Brewster Academy and Plymouth State Teachers College...
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Norah M. (O'Regan) Woods

April 4, 1942 - July 12, 2018

Norah M. (O'Regan) Woods, of Malden, passed away at the Genesis at Glenridge Nursing Center in Medford on July 12, 2018 at the age of 76. Norah was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Class of 1960. She worked as a Secretary for the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge for over 20 before her retirement in 2003. Norah was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Somerville &...
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Charles R. "Charlie" Kaliris

May 4, 1934 - July 12, 2018

Charles R. Kaliris formerly of Revere MA and a long-time resident of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on July 12th at the age of 84. Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Charles and Loretta (Cassidy) Kaliris. He will be remembered as the dedicated and loving husband of Mary L. (Dillon) Kaliris with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Devoted and treasured father of the late Charles...
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Jennifer A. (Haughn) Racioppi

January 22, 1972 - July 11, 2018

Jennifer A. (Haughn) Racioppi, of Plaistow, NH, passed away at home on July 11, 2018 at the age of 46. Jennifer was born in New Brunswick, NJ, raised in Malden & Melrose and a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1990. She resided in Methuen for 18 years and the past 8 years in Plaistow, NH. Jennifer was an avid New England Patriots fan & enjoyed reading, arts & crafts and time with her 2...
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Luciano "Lou" Fresco

November 2, 1934 - July 8, 2018

Luciano "Lou" Fresco passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 8, 2018. He was 83 years of age. Lou was born in Boston on November 2, 1934 to the late Charles & Maria C. (Turco) Fresco. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and received his Masters in Education. Mr. Fresco lived in Wakefield, Melrose and Reading throughout his life. He started out working as a...
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Francis T. "Frank" Cassidy

April 26, 1935 - July 6, 2018

Francis T. "Frank" Cassidy, of Melrose, formerly of Malden, passed away on July 6, 2018 at the age of 83. Frank was born in Medford on April 26, 1935 to William & Alice (Newman) Cassidy. He was raised in Medford and attended Medford Schools. Frank was a member of the Local 22 Laborers Union and worked at numerous construction companies in Boston and the surrounding communities. He was also the...
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Joseph Hinchey, Jr.

April 4, 1937 - July 1, 2018

Joseph Hinchey Jr. passed away at The Elmhurst Health Care in Melrose on Sunday, July 1, 2018. He was 81 years of age. Joe was born on April 4, 1937 to the late Joseph & Louise (Riley) Hinchey. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1954 and from Boston College in 1958. Mr. Hinchey entered the US Navy in 1958 and served his country with pride during the...
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John P. Davidian

May 16, 1953 - June 26, 2018

John P. (David Ian) Davidian, of Melrose, formerly of Lynn, died on June 26, 2018 at the age of 65 years old. Devoted husband of Deborah A. Davidian (McGurin) for 39 years. Loving father of John R. Davidian and his wife Nicole Pesce-Davidian, of Melrose; Joanna Davidian and her partner Christopher Johnson, of Beverly; and Danielle Snyder and husband Thomas Snyder, of Reading. Cherished Papa to...
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Robert J. McLean

May 30, 1933 - June 25, 2018

Robert J McLean May 30th 1933-June 25th 2018 of Peabody, formerly of Everett & Melrose. "You never hurt more or dream bigger than for your children" Robert J. McLean passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on June 25, 2018. He was 85 years of age. Robert was born and raised in the "City of Pride", Everett, MA. He was the son of the late Archibald and Argentina (Fiorentino) McLean. He...
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George A. "Bud" Robbins, Jr.

September 28, 1922 - June 23, 2018

George A. "Bud" Robbins, Jr., of Melrose, died at home on June 23, 2018 at the age of 95. Bud was born & raised in Charlestown, resided in Charlestown until 1950, Somerville for 25 years and Melrose since 1975. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning from WWII, Bud worked as a Boston Firefighter for over 37 years before his retirement in 1985 and also worked as...
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Margaret C.(Dwyer) Enos

March 7, 1918 - June 22, 2018

Margaret C. (Dwyer) Enos, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 22, 2018. She was 100 years of age. Margaret was born in Malden on March 7, 1918 to the late Matthew & Margaret (O'Gorman) Dwyer. She was raised in Malden and a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden. Margaret was a homemaker and resided in Melrose from 1949-1965, Andover for many years and the past 20 years in North...
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David J. Constantino

February 20, 1942 - June 20, 2018

David Constantino of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Melrose and Malden, passed away at his home in Florida on June 20, 2018 where he was receiving at home hospice comfort care for his COPD, he was 76 years of age. David is a graduate of Melrose High School, a member of the Melrose Elks for 55 years, and was a long time employee of the Polaroid Corp. He was the beloved husband of Diane (Lamb)...
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Patricia M. "Patsy" (Higgins) Byrne

February 28, 1943 - June 20, 2018

Patricia M. (Higgins) Byrne, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 20, 2018. She was born in Burlington, MA and grew up in Woburn and Medford. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School and Malden School of Nursing, where she started her career as a maternity nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital and Malden Hospital. She continued her work as a school nurse in...
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Marion J. (Marshall) Boggia

August 28, 1930 - June 16, 2018

Marion J. Boggia passed away on June 16, 2018, she was 87. Mrs. Boggia was born in Malden on August 28, 1930 to the late Douglas & Irene (Best) Marshall. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School and was a lifelong resident of Malden. Marion worked part time for Jordan Marsh in Boston as a model and also worked for Pan Am Airlines for several years. She was a loving wife, mother...
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Heather Noelle Ostertog

December 31, 1976 - June 16, 2018

Heather Noelle Ostertog, of Melrose, passed away on June 16, 2018 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington at the age of 41. She was born in Milford, MA on December 31, 1976. Heather went through the Milford School system and went to Northeastern University, graduating with a Civil Engineering Degree. She earned a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Tennessee and...
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Hazel M. (Amirault) Martel

June 12, 1926 - June 13, 2018

Hazel M. (Amirault) Martel, of Malden, formerly a 42 year resident of Melrose, passed away on June 13, 2018 at the age of 92. Hazel was born in Malden on June 12, 1926 to Deremie & Annie (LeBlanc) Amirault. She was raised in Malden and graduated from the Cheverus High School. Hazel worked as a machinist at Spirit Inc. in Wakefield for over 25 years, was a member of the Ladies Auxillary at the VFW...
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Eleanor M. (Kiley) O'Brien

May 11, 1933 - June 12, 2018

Eleanor M. (Kiley) O'Brien, a lifelong resident of Melrose passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 12, 2018; she was 85 years of age. Eleanor was a graduate of St. Mary's Elementary School and St. Mary's High School. She enjoyed being a devoted wife and home maker and raising her children. In later years she was employed by Metropolitan Credit Union until her retirement. ...
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Cynthia W. Hasey

December 29, 1952 - June 4, 2018

Cynthia W. Hasey passed away suddenly in Stoneham on June 4, 2018, age 65. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School and Bunker Hill Community College. Cynthia was the beloved daughter of the late Hubert C. Hasey Jr. & Phyllis J. (Callahan) Hasey. Loving sister of Pamela J. Hasey Craig of Bedford, NH and her late husband George Craig, Wendy J Guirola–Tucker & her husband...
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Nicholas R. Maffei

December 20, 1955 - June 3, 2018

Nicholas R. Maffei, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on June 3, 2018 at the age of 62. Nick was born in Winthrop, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Boston Technical High School. He went on receive his B.A. from Berklee College of Music and his master's degree from Suffolk University in business. Nick worked as a State Auditor for the Commonwealth...
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Margaret L. Dineen

January 21, 1924 - June 2, 2018

Margaret L. Dineen passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 2, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in Malden to the late William & Margaret (Newcombe) Dineen on January 21, 1924. She was raised in Malden, graduated from the Chevrus School and Malden Business School. Miss Dineen served her country with pride in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII. She was a lifelong resident of...
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Patrick E. Granfield

March 17, 1926 - June 2, 2018

Patrick E. Granfield, of Melrose, died at the Benchmark Senior Living in Woburn on June 2, 2018 at the age of 92. Pat was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's & master's degrees from Boston University. Pat resided in Medford until the age of 32 and Melrose since 1958. He proudly served his country in the U.S Army during WWII. Pat worked...
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Marie A. (Calliends) Scanlan

September 26, 1912 - June 1, 2018

Marie A. (Calliends) Scanlan, of Melrose, entered into eternal rest in her 105th year on June 1, 2018. Devoted and loving wife of the late John L. Scanlan with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. She was born and raised in East Boston and moved to Melrose in 1955. She was an active member of St. Mary's church in Melrose. More than anything, Marie relished being a wife and mother. She was...
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Priscilla J. (Mahoney) Granfield

June 9, 1934 - May 30, 2018

Priscilla J. (Mahoney) Granfield, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 30, 2018 at the age of 83. Priscilla was born in Cambridge, raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's School. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Regis College in Chemistry and her master's degree in education from Boston University. Priscilla worked as a Teacher for the Burlington High...
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Robert V. "Bob" Ford

May 2, 1929 - May 29, 2018

Robert V. "Bob" Ford, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 29, 2018 at the age of 89. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Medford and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He attended Merrimack College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob resided in Medford for many years and Melrose since 1968. He worked as...
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William J. "Billy" Doyle, Jr.

June 27, 1973 - May 24, 2018

William J. "Billy" Doyle, Jr., of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on May 24, 2018 at the age of 44. Billy was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1992. He was a former U.P.S. Truck Driver & member of the Local Union #25 for many years and was a lifelong Melrose resident. Billy was a very caring, generous, kind, strong minded person and loved...
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Eleanor A. (Reehill) / "Kellie" Howland

June 3, 1929 - May 24, 2018

Eleanor A. (Reehill) Howland, "Kellie", of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on May 24, 2018 at the age of 88. Eleanor was born & raised in Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School. She resided in Saugus for many years and Melrose since 1969. Eleanor was a homemaker and a devout member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose for many years. She enjoyed spending...
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Lorraine T (Dargan) Flaherty

February 4, 1944 - May 23, 2018

Lorraine Theresa (Dargan) Flaherty passed away after a lengthy illness, at the Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose, MA on May 23, 2018. She was 74 years of age. Born in Cambridge, MA on February 4, 1944 to the late George and Mary (Hurley) Dargan. Lorraine was raised in Cambridge and Medford and graduated from St. Mary of the Annunciation Grammar School in Cambridge and Medford High School. ...
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Jay Allan Jackman

August 2, 1953 - May 21, 2018

Jay Allan Jackman passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 21, 2018. He was only 64 years of age. Jay was born in Saugus to the late John & Doris Jackman. He was raised in Lynn and attended Lynn Schools. He served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Jackman worked as a welder on jet engines for the General Electric Company in Lynn for many years, before becoming...
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William E. "Billy" Falcon, Jr.

August 10, 1959 - May 20, 2018

William E. "Billy" Falcon, Jr., of Medford, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on May 20, 2018 at the age of 58. Billy was born in Chelsea, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1978. He resided in Medford until 2015 and several years in Calais, ME. Billy worked as a Silk Screener for many years and enjoyed fishing, cribbage, dogs, cats and rabbits. Bill had a fond...
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Walter L. Edmonds , Jr.

August 2, 1918 - May 18, 2018

Walter L. Edmonds, Jr., long time resident of Melrose passed away peacefully on May 18, 2018 at the Chelsea Soldiers and Sailors Home, at the age of 99, surrounded by family. He was pre deceased by his wife Madeline Edmonds in 2010 and brothers and sisters, William, Dorothy, George, Jean, John, Judy and Paul. Born in a firehouse in Boston on August 2, 1918, son of Walter L. Edmonds and...
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Paul M. Zirpolo

January 5, 1948 - May 17, 2018

Paul M. Zirpolo, of Somerville, died at the Dedham Healthcare in Dedham on May 17, 2018 at the age of 70. Paul was born in Malden, raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, he was a lifelong Somerville resident, worked as a Project Manager for the City of...
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Ann E. (Shea) Collins

July 26, 1935 - May 17, 2018

Ann E. (Shea) Collins passed away at Greenwood Nursing & Rehab in Wakefield on May 17, 2018. She was 82 years of age. Mrs. Collins was born in Wakefield on July 26, 1935 and was one of six children to the late Richard & Anna (Driscoll) Shea. Ann was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School and has been a resident of Melrose for over 50 years. She worked as a receptionist at...
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Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan

December 2, 1931 - May 16, 2018

Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan, of Melrose, passed away on May 16, 2018 at the age of 86. Joan was born in Boston on December 2, 1931 to the late James & Sarah (Driscoll) Dargon. She was raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. Joan worked at the Schrafts Building, Transitron, and 3 C's Chemical Company in her early years. Joan settled in Melrose to raise her family with her husband, the...
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Leo L. Pistorino

February 12, 1924 - May 15, 2018

Leo L. Pistorino, of Wilmington, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 15, 2018 at the age of 94. Leo was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1942. After high school, Leo proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII from 1942-1945. After returning from WWII, he went back to school and received his degree from...
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Ella L. (Giovino) Alfano

June 2, 1927 - May 15, 2018

Born in 1927, Ella Alfano was a life-long resident of Melrose, MA. After graduating from Melrose High School and Garland Junior College (Boston), working summers for the family company, G. Giovino Fruit and Produce Brokerage Firm in Boston, she was married to Louis F. Alfano Sr MD for 62 years and they raised six children. When her youngest was in kindergarten she resumed her education receiving...
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Cassandra R. Savage

May 28, 1986 - May 14, 2018

Cassandra R. Savage, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on May 14, 2018 at the age of 31. Cassandra was born in Stoneham and attended schools in Melrose, Malden & Everett. She resided in Melrose for most of her life and worked as an Administrative Assistant for a publishing Company. Cassandra enjoyed nature, photography, hiking in the Whip Hill section of Melrose, time at Winthrop Beach, Camp Eureka...
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Muriel A. (McPhee) Frederick

August 25, 1932 - May 11, 2018

Muriel Ann (McPhee) Frederick, of Somerville, died at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer, MA on May 11, 2018 at the age of 85. Muriel was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Clements High School, Class of 1950. She resided in Somerville until 2001 and the past 16 years in Woburn. Muriel worked as an Administrative Assistant for Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years...
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William M. Bill" Irwin

March 18, 1951 - May 11, 2018

William M."Bill" Irwin, of Melrose, died at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Bradford, MA on May 11, 2018 at the age of 67. Bill was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1969. He resided in Somerville until 1991 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Bill worked as a Mechanic for the MBTA for 30 years before his retirement at the age of 53. He was a...
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Gerard J Walsh

August 17, 1967 - May 5, 2018

Gerard "Jay" Walsh passed away tragically from a car accident on May 5, 2018 at the young age of 50. Jay is the beloved son of Mary Walsh and brother of Vicki Scally. He is survived by brother in law, Keith Scally, and nephew Jake, and niece Amanda, who will miss their "Coco" very much. Jay was very loved by his aunts and uncles, Ferne & the late Robert Cerchione, Michael & Linda Cerchione,...
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Helen M. (Hirtle) Hanson

November 27, 1920 - May 2, 2018

Helen Marie (Hirtle) Hanson, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 2, 2018 at the age of 97. Helen was born in East Boston on November 27, 1920. She was the first of six children of the late Frank and Anna Belle Harper Hirtle. Helen grew up in Malden and attended the Linden School, Brown Junior High and Malden High School. Helen also went to business school in Malden. At Malden...
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Anne Marie Shaw

December 7, 1968 - May 1, 2018

Anne Marie Shaw, of Lawrence, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on May 1, 2018 at the age of 49. Anne Marie was born in Marlboro, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School, Class of 1986. Anne Marie worked as a Medical Assistant at the Mass. General Hospital for several years and as a Melrose Auxiliary Crossing Guard for 10 years. She enjoyed the beach,...
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Peter J. Ferguson, Jr.

March 1, 1968 - April 29, 2018

Cherished Time with Family & Friends Peter J. Ferguson, Jr., 50, of Quincy formerly of Melrose & Lynn died at Brigham & Women's Hospital on April 29, 2018. Peter was born on March 1, 1968 in Landstuhl Germany, the oldest of four children. He grew up in Melrose. He is the beloved son of Peter J Ferguson of Leominster, MA and Maureen E. Ferguson of Lynn, MA. Loving brother David M. Ferguson of...
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Mary C. (Laskey) Cirillo

November 9, 1943 - April 28, 2018

Mary C. (Laskey) Cirillo passed away at her home in Saugus on April 28, 2018. She was 74 years of age. Mary was born in Somerville on November 9, 1943 to the late Raymond & Teresa (McKeon) Laskey. She was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Joseph High School and from Malden Hospital School of Nursing. Mary lived most of her life in Melrose, Malden for several years and has lived in Saugus...
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Thomas J. Maher, Jr.

May 24, 1933 - April 22, 2018

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

November 25, 1929 - April 21, 2018

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

September 4, 1947 - April 15, 2018

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

October 13, 1954 - April 14, 2018

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

June 25, 1982 - April 13, 2018

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

November 3, 1939 - April 13, 2018

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

March 22, 1929 - April 13, 2018

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

June 22, 1959 - April 11, 2018

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

January 23, 1933 - April 11, 2018

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

July 9, 1922 - April 7, 2018

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

May 27, 1923 - April 7, 2018

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

January 9, 1934 - April 3, 2018

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

October 24, 1942 - April 2, 2018

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

June 2, 1987 - April 1, 2018

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

November 12, 1941 - April 1, 2018

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

May 16, 1931 - March 26, 2018

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

November 5, 1932 - March 21, 2018

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

July 16, 1924 - March 19, 2018

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

April 24, 1950 - March 16, 2018

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

January 26, 1961 - March 16, 2018

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

June 28, 1935 - March 13, 2018

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

November 6, 1938 - March 9, 2018

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

July 3, 1947 - March 5, 2018

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

June 19, 1968 - February 28, 2018

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

December 4, 1931 - February 27, 2018

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

December 28, 1933 - February 27, 2018

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

July 19, 1950 - February 26, 2018

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

August 10, 1932 - February 25, 2018

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

March 12, 1930 - February 25, 2018

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

October 19, 1940 - February 24, 2018

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

October 19, 1932 - February 20, 2018

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

February 19, 2018

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

October 14, 1986 - February 17, 2018

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

April 10, 1959 - February 14, 2018

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

April 13, 1930 - February 14, 2018

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

October 18, 1935 - February 8, 2018

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

June 30, 1941 - February 6, 2018

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

July 27, 1928 - February 5, 2018

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

August 16, 1943 - February 5, 2018

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

January 15, 1954 - February 4, 2018

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

October 15, 1925 - February 3, 2018

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

June 27, 1938 - February 1, 2018

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

February 5, 1930 - January 29, 2018

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

March 30, 1928 - January 27, 2018

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

August 22, 1936 - January 26, 2018

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

September 1, 1935 - January 25, 2018

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

February 2, 1924 - January 23, 2018

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

July 1, 1938 - January 21, 2018

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

June 30, 1937 - January 19, 2018

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

February 20, 1921 - January 15, 2018

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

February 8, 1963 - January 14, 2018

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

March 29, 1930 - January 14, 2018

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

February 11, 1932 - January 13, 2018

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

January 31, 1926 - January 10, 2018

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

August 28, 1945 - January 7, 2018

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

August 16, 1929 - January 6, 2018

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