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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.

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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

Ruth E. (Faulkner) Hussey

September 4, 1922 - September 16, 2018

Ruth E. Hussey Sept. 4, 1922 – Sept. 16, 2018 September 16, 2018, twelve days after her 96th birthday, we lost Ruth E. Hussey formerly of Everett, MA. Known to all as "Gram" or "Aunt Ruthie," she was born the 8th of 9 children on September 4, 1922 in Dubois, PA. Tragically, at the age of 4, while her father, Edward Faulkner, was in Massachusetts preparing to move his family to Everett,...
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John James Doherty

June 4, 1959 - September 13, 2018

John J. Doherty, 59, of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, September 13th surrounded by loved ones at Massachusetts General Hospital after being involved in a tragic accident. He will be sadly missed by his family. He was the beloved husband to his wife Carol (Marlun) Carpenter Doherty. He was the loving father to Christopher J. Carpenter and his wife Fallon Carpenter of Reading, Michael J....
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Mary C. (A'Hearn) Vesprini

April 17, 1930 - September 13, 2018

Mary C. Vesprini, 88, beloved wife and mother, passed away quietly on September 13th, 2018 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a long period of declining health. Born on April 17th, 1930, in Revere Massachusetts Mary was the only child of Cornelius and Cecelia (Hurley) Ahearn. On her mother's side, Mary hailed from the colorful Hurley Family, proprietors of many popular amusement...
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Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura

June 5, 1942 - September 13, 2018

Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura, of Melrose, died at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 13, 2018 at the age of 76. Lucille was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1961. She went on to attend Hickock Secretarial School in Boston and worked as a Secretary for Somerville Lumber in Somerville & Waltham for many years. Lucille resided in Somerville for...
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Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen

December 23, 1931 - September 7, 2018

Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen, age 86, passed peacefully in her sleep on September 7, 2018. She was born in Cambridge on December 23, 1931 to the late Martin and Emily (Donnelly) Larson. Clara was raised in Roxbury and Randolph, lived in Malden for many years and in Melrose since 1994. She worked for many years until her retirement as a cook with the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. Clara had a...
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Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley

January 15, 1929 - September 3, 2018

Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Melrose on September 3, 2018. She was 89 years of age. Born an only child to Finnish immigrants in Quincy, MA, Bertha was educated at the Woodward School and at Boston University. She was an award-winning sales representative for American Airlines who selflessly prioritized her family above all else. She and her...
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Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral

March 7, 1928 - September 1, 2018

Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral, of Malden, formerly Melrose & Stoneham, died unexpectedly on Sept. 1, 2018 at the age of 90. Lillian was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. She resided in Melrose for many years, Stoneham for 15 years and the past 30 years in Malden. Lillian was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was the epitome of grace, class, and exemplified creativity. She...
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Douglas Stratton Martell

December 4, 1941 - August 30, 2018

Douglas Stratton Martell passed to his eternal rest on August 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born on December 4, 1941 to Douglas and Helen (Stratton) Martell. He was born in Cambridge, raised in Winchester, and graduated from St. Clement High School, West Somerville, MA in 1959. He attended Merrimack College before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. Doug served his country...
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Maria M. von Jako

March 16, 1931 - August 29, 2018

Maria Magdalena (Gál) von Jako, longtime resident of Melrose, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully with her loving children at her side, in her favorite place, her home of 51 years, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the age of 87. She was a high-fashion model, an international airline stewardess, and most importantly, a devoted wife, adoring mother, and cherished grandmother. She was born...
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Henry A. Ranelli

July 1, 1939 - August 26, 2018

Henry Anthony Ranelli, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on August 26, 2018 at the age of 79. Henry was born in the North End of Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957. Henry proudly served his country as a Demolition & Reconnaissance Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War receiving his rifle marksmanship &...
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Irene C. (Campatelli) Maffei

August 18, 1924 - August 26, 2018

Irene C. (Campatelli), of Melrose, died peacefully on August 26, 2018 at the age of 94. Irene was born in East Boston on August 18, 1924 to the late Gino and Stella Campatelli. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Irene worked for Royal Globe Insurance for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing word searches in her spare time. Irene was also a...
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Mary E. "Betty" (Tessier) Hanlon

September 24, 1924 - August 21, 2018

Mary E. "Betty" (Tessier) Hanlon of Melrose, formerly of Watertown & Somerville, passed away at the Benchmark Senior Living in Woburn on August 21, 2018. She was 93 years of age. Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Harold J. Hanlon. Loving mother of Harold J. Hanlon Jr. & his wife Judy of Chatham, William B. Hanlon & his wife Mary of Melrose, John F. Hanlon & his wife Patricia of NY and the...
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Camille M. (Belmonte) Barresi

August 28, 1926 - August 20, 2018

Camille M. (Belmonte) Barresi passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on August 20, 2018. She was 91 years of age. Camille was born in Revere on August 28, 1926 to the late Alfred & Susan (Beatrice) Belmonte. She was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School in 1944 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 62 years. Camille was a homemaker who also worked as a...
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Phyllis Audrey (Alves) Powers

April 21, 1930 - August 13, 2018

Phyllis Audrey Alves Powers died peacefully August 13,2018 surrounded by her nine children , many of their spouses and her cherished grandchildren. Phyllis was born April 21, 1930 to Alfred Enos Alves and Helen O'Donnell Alves. Phyllis was one of eight children and was the beloved sister of Eugene Francis , Edward Joseph, Theodore Peter "Teddy", Kenneth , Claire Alves Fell , Lorraine Alves...
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Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell

March 18, 1958 - August 12, 2018

Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell, of Melrose, passed away after a lengthy illness at home on August 12, 2018 at the age of 60. Linda was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1976. She went on to earn her degree from Bunker Hill College and also received certificates in Dietary Food Service from Essex Agricultural & Technical School. Linda worked as the Director of...
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Ann E. "Nancy" Bennett

January 29, 1934 - August 11, 2018

Ann E. "Nancy" Bennett, of Woburn, formerly of Arlington, passed away at Grosvenor Park Health Center in Salem on August 11, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Nancy was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Mary Cliff Academy in Winchester. She went on to Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School and worked as an Executive Secretary for the Arthur D. Little Research Company in Cambridge for 30...
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Kathleen M. (Faragi) "Kitty" Sylvain

February 19, 1945 - August 8, 2018

Kathleen M. "Kitty" (Faragi) Sylvain, of Saugus, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on August 8, 2018 at the age of 73. Kitty was born & raised in Saugus and attended Saugus schools. She was the beloved wife of Robert Sylvain for over 50 years. Loving mother of Robert A. Sylvain & his wife Rosemarie of NH and the late James W. & John J. Sylvain. Caring sister of Charles Faragi of...
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Niko Mico

November 8, 1925 - August 4, 2018

Niko Mico, the older son of the late Dafina and Dhimitraq Mico and brother of the late Pandi and Vaska Mico, entered the eternal life peacefully on August 4, 2018 at the age of 92. Niko was born and raised in Albania, where he worked as a construction engineer for 30 years. He travelled for business around the world and loved to visit different countries and new places. He enjoyed spending time...
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Claire N. (Pedrini) Gillis

March 30, 1934 - July 29, 2018

Claire N. (Pedrini) Gillis passed away at Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on July 29, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Claire was born in Cambridge on March 30, 1934 to the late Mario & Madeline (Marchetti) Pedrini. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School. She lived in Somerville for 10 years and Melrose for the past 43 years. Claire was a...
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Stanley G. Smiley

December 31, 1942 - July 26, 2018

Stanley G. Smiley, of Melrose, passed away on July 26, 2018 at the age of 75. Stanley was born in Lynn on December 31, 1942 to Stanley W. & Elizabeth (Sargent) Smiley. He was raised in Marblehead and graduated from Marblehead High School. Stanley worked as a foreman for General Electric. He also served his country honorably in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. He was the beloved...
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Willis E. "Billy" Hardy III

January 8, 1977 - July 22, 2018

Willis E. "Billy" Hardy III passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from endocarditis on July 22, 2018. He was 41 years of age. Billy was born in Melrose on January 8, 1977 to Willis & Patricia (Rahilly) Hardy. He lived in Melrose with his parents and his sister Bridget. He had three half siblings Tom, Jim and Pam who also resided in Melrose. Billy had a great sense of humor and...
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Lorraine F. Crossland-Standley

May 18, 1947 - July 18, 2018

Lorraine Fayne Webster, 71 of New Market, NH lost her battle to Lung disease on July 18, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Fern (Amstutz) Crossland, Step Mom Margaret (Catto) & Kenneth Crossland. She lived and worked in Boyertown, PA working for Boyertown News for the last 14 years. She moved back to her beloved New England in 2016 to be back with her family. She continued to work ...
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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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