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Roland C. Medeiros
  • In lieu of flowers, the Medeiros family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Church
    11 Grove St.
    Wakefield, MA 01880
  • In lieu of flowers, the Medeiros family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Salesian Missions
    2 Le Fevres Lane
    New Rochelle, NY 10801

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“Dear Monica,I was saddened to hear of the loss of your father. I know you have always been a devoted daughter and this must be a difficult time for...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Lavender - Melrose, MA

“I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4 ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Roland was a very nice gentlemen. He was a very kind and caring person who was extremely supportive of his family and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Drew Zamagni - Malden, MA

“As a youngster in Cambridge I was friend to both Roly and Freddie. They were both great kids. May they both rest in peace.My condolences to the...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Claire & Monica, We are deeply sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He was such a kind & lovely gentleman. With our sincere...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: George & Evelyn Lovett - MS

“As a child, I remember my parents and I often visiting Roland and his family. My parents felt a deep respect for Roland. I too, realized as I was...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Maria Mendonca - Clinton, MA

“Dearest Monica, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your beloved Father. I know that this is a very difficult time for you...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Mauriello - Lynnfield, MA

“Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your Family Monica. I am sorry For your loss. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Therese Eisner - Salem, MA

“My Thoughts and Prayers are with Aunt Clare , Monica and Aunt Linda during this difficulty time. Uncle Roland was such a kind man and will be well...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bernadette Medeiros - Clearwater, FL

“Sending my love and continuing to pray for Mrs. Medeiros and Monica during this difficult time. Mr. Medeiros was such a kind and caring man who lived...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Heather Leosz - Somerville, MA

“Our thoughts are with Aunt Clair, Cousin Monica and Aunt Linda. We are thinking of you in this difficult time, God bless you and Uncle Roland. With...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Frank Medeiros - Newton, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

“Rose and I offer our deepest sympathy to Monica and the Medeiros family on the loss of Roland and know that he rests in the kingdom of God. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Myron & Rose Dittmer - Melrose, MA


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 in Boston and later attended classes at Salem State & Northeastern University. Roland worked as an office manager and accountant for R. H. Stearns, Koplow Trimming and Windsor Button Shop for many years. After he retired Roland continued to work for Lechmere and at Sears in Saugus until the age of 84. Mr. Medeiros was very proud of his Catholic faith, was a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield and said the rosary and read his Bible daily. Roland and his wife Claire enjoyed traveling across the United States and Canada and loved taking a trip back to the Azores to visit family. Roland enjoyed going to the theater, the Melrose Symphony and on a good day could be found working in his vegetable garden. He was a great neighbor and friend who would be the first one to lend a hand to anyone who needed a ride. But most of all his family meant everything to him. Roland was the Beloved husband of 44 years to Claire C. (Moschella) Medeiros. Cherished father of Alderman Monica Medeiros of Melrose. Devoted brother of Deolinda Gomez of Wakefield and the late Lawrence, Francis, Edward, Edward and Fernando Medeiros. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 8:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 9:30AM. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Roland's name to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 9 Grove St. Wakefield, MA 01880 or to the Salesian Missions, 2 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801.