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Robinson Funeral Home

Family Ownership - Over 70 years of family service.

Robinson Funeral Home was established in 1941 by Norman P. Robinson. At that time, there were many funeral homes in Melrose and opening another funeral home took great courage. But Norman was committed to staying in Melrose, and built a beautiful and spacious funeral home that would serve the people of Melrose for generations. At that time, funeral homes were often just renovated houses, and to this day, Robinson is one of the only funeral homes in the area that was specifically designed as a funeral home and has ample private parking.

In 1974 Norman's son, Jeffrey, began working alongside his father. Jeff and his wife, Nancy, raised their three children in Melrose, and in 1989 they embarked on a substantial renovation and addition to the funeral home, nearly doubling its size. In 2010, Jeff's son, Mark, became the third generation funeral director in the Robinson family. He graduated from the Funeral Institute of New England with honors and from Boston College, Class of 2005. After working as an apprentice, Mark gained the necessary experience to serve families of Melrose and the surrounding communities with as much devotion and care as his predecessors.

How We Promise to Serve You Better
Ethics
From 1941 to this day, we practice funeral service with only the best interest of your family in mind. From beginning to end, and in everything we do, we are only concerned with caring for your family. We are serving you and we do not take that for granted.
Trust
At Robinson Funeral Home we consider the opportunity to care for your loved one as a sacred trust. We know that trust is paramount in selecting a funeral home. Please know that we treat everyone as if they were a member of our own family; from the transfer to our facility, to ensuring that burial is completed properly, with dignity and respect.
Compassion
Because we are meeting you at a time of great emotional stress, we want to make the process as simple as possible. At our conferences, we take the burden off you, and address all your concerns with care. We continue our tradition of going far beyond what is expected from a funeral home.
Professionalism
We believe it is our privilege to provide you with the most meaningful, appropriate, and affordable service possible. We are led by our commitment to our community and we never compromise in our ethics, compassion and professional service.


Our Obituaries

Susan D. (Allen) "Dixie" Clark

June 23, 1937 - May 20, 2018

Susan D. (Allen) "Dixie" Clark, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018 after a long battle with cancer at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She lived 80 full years of life. Born on June 23, 1937 in Melrose, she was one of three children of the late Ralph W. Allen and Helen W. Allen. Susan, who was known as "Dixie" from the time she was born,...
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G. Dana Bill

May 6, 1926 - May 16, 2018

G. Dana Bill, a longtime resident of Boxford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody, at age 92. Dana was born in Boston on May 6, 1926, one of two children of the late George Dana Bill and Bertha (Wood) Bill. Raised in Malden, Dana was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of '44 and was proud to represent...
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Rhoda H. (Churchill) Schermerhorn

June 21, 1927 - May 16, 2018

Rhoda H. (Churchill) Schermerhorn, longtime Melrose resident, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 90. Rhoda was born on June 21, 1927 in Troy, NY., the only child of Randolph P. and Hope E. (Young) Churchill. At a young age, her family moved to Melrose Massachusetts, where she grew up. She graduated from Cushing Academy in 1945, and Mt. Ida College in...
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Jean B. (Barnard) Corliss

June 17, 1921 - May 13, 2018

Jean B. (Barnard) Corliss, resident of Melrose and Wakefield, died peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in her home at Brightview in Wakefield. Jean was born on June 17, 1921 in Everett, one of three children of the late Bradford and Pearl (McGinnis) Barnard. Jean is the beloved wife of the late Richard F. Corliss. Devoted mother of Janet C. Kazo and her husband Hiroshi of New York City,...
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Angelo R. D'Ambrosio

October 24, 1942 - April 29, 2018

Angelo R. D'Ambrosio, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 75. Angelo was born on October 24, 1942 in Boston, one of five children of the late Joseph T. and Molly (Ciocco) D'Ambrosio. Angelo was raised in the North End of Boston before moving to Melrose with his family where he graduated from high school with ...
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George R. Kelloway, Sr.

April 17, 1928 - April 20, 2018

Mr. George R. Kelloway, Sr., of Epsom, NH and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 20, 2018, at age 90. George was born on April 17, 1928 in Winchester, one of ten children of the late William and Gertrude (Parsons) Kelloway. Raised in Wakefield, George enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 before graduating from high school. He served...
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Joan B. Gardner

January 23, 1929 - April 16, 2018

Mrs. Joan B. Gardner, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Monday, April 16, 2018, at age 89. Joan was born on January 23, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Bertha (Hawes) Batchelder. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and received training to become a dental hygienist from the Forsyth...
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Marion F. (Crosier) Ewell

November 14, 1929 - April 13, 2018

Marion Frances (Crosier) Ewell, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, at age 88. Marion was married to the late Philip L. Ewell for 36 years before his early death in 1984. Marion was born in Waltham on November 14, 1929, one of two children of the late William W. and Edith Marion (Winslow) Crosier. Marion...
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William L. "Bill" Donovan

March 21, 1933 - April 12, 2018

William L. "Bill" Donovan, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at NCH North Naples Hospital in Naples, FL on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at age 85. Bill was born on March 21, 1933 in Melrose, one of two sons of the late John H. Donovan and Dorothy (Livingston) Donovan. Raised in Stoneham, Bill attended St. Mary's School in Melrose and Stoneham High School. In 1953, he married...
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Corinne P. (Leeman) "Maggie" Magnuson

May 23, 1922 - April 11, 2018

Corinne P. (Leeman) "Maggie" Magnuson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at age 95. Maggie was born in Boston on May 23, 1922, one of four children of the late Seward and Addie A. (Sears) Leeman. She resided for most of her life on Laurel Street in Melrose. Maggie always liked a good party and...
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Grace M. (Deyab) Pesaturo

February 18, 1933 - April 10, 2018

Grace M. (Deyab) Pesaturo, of Malden, formerly of Medford, died peacefully at Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medway on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, after a long illness. She was 85. Grace was born in Medford on February 18, 1933, one of six children of the late George and Mary (Hakar) Deyab. Grace was the only daughter of six children, and lost her mother at the age of two. The early...
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George E. Wentzell

July 4, 1922 - April 10, 2018

Mr. George E. Wentzell, a resident of Saugus and formerly of Melrose, passed away at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at age 95. George was born on July 4, 1922 in Melrose, one of two children of the late George E. and Florence P. (Thyng) Wentzell. Raised in Melrose, George graduated from Melrose High School. After graduating, George enlisted in the U.S....
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Suzanne C. Merenda

January 11, 1970 - April 3, 2018

Suzanne C. Merenda, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at age 48. Suzanne was born in Malden on January 11, 1970. Raised in Stoneham and Melrose, Suzanne graduated from Melrose High School. At the age of 16, Suzanne was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. For 32 years, she faced health challenges with strength, determination, and...
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Alfonse J. "Al" Alfano, Jr.

February 21, 1944 - April 1, 2018

Alfonse J. "Al" Alfano Jr., resident of Melrose and Windham, NH, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. He was 74. Alfonse was born on February 21, 1944 in East Boston, the youngest of six children of the late Alfonse J. and Rose (Romano) Alfano. He grew up in East Boston. At the young age of 15, Al lost his father, and at that point chose to become the man...
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Faith L. (Ballantyne) Whittier

September 30, 1929 - March 30, 2018

Faith L. (Ballantyne) Whittier, longtime resident of Melrose, died on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 88. Faith was born on September 30, 1929 in Ware, MA, one of two children of the late Gordon R. and Doris E. (Greenway) Ballantyne. She grew up in West Warwick, RI, and loved spending her summers in Ellsworth, Maine. She graduated from West Warwick High School,...
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Donald W. LeSaffre

March 20, 1936 - March 28, 2018

Donald W. LeSaffre, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at age 82. Don was born in Saugus on March 20, 1936, one of six children of the late Robert C. LeSaffre and Anna M. (Carothers) LeSaffre. Don was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School in 1954. Raised in a car family, Don's...
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John J. Kelly, Jr.

November 23, 1960 - March 25, 2018

John J. Kelly, Jr., a resident of Melrose and formerly of Yucaipa, California, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, at age 57. John was born in Boston on November 23, 1960, and raised in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School where he starred as a football, basketball and track & field athlete. John and his wife Teresa lived in Yucaipa,...
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Elizabeth (Kovacs) Cserhalmi

November 25, 1926 - March 24, 2018

Mrs. Elizabeth (Kovacs) Cserhalmi, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Genesis Wakefield Center. She was 91. Elizabeth was born in Budapest, Hungary on November 25, 1926, one of two children of the late Janos and Elizabeth (Szalai) Kovacs. Raised and educated in Hungary, she was married to Nicholas Cserhalmi before immigrating to the United States at...
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John J. Wells

March 14, 1941 - March 24, 2018

Mr. John J. Wells, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with emphysema and heart disease at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, at age 77. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 14, 1941, John was the eldest of six children. Raised in Melrose, he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1958 and was married to Janice D....
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Beatrice M. (Anderson) Munroe

June 23, 1924 - March 18, 2018

Beatrice M. (Anderson) Munroe, longtime Wakefield resident, died peacefully on Sunday March 18, 2018 at her home. She was 93 years old. Beatrice was born on June 23, 1924 in Saugus, one of four children of the late Gustav and Hildegarde (Hedberg) Anderson. She grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1942, and then went to work as a bookkeeper for John Hancock in Boston. ...
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Grace F. (Judge) Pike

February 12, 1922 - March 15, 2018

Mrs. Grace F. (Judge) Pike, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. She was 96. Grace was born on February 12, 1922 in Everett, one of eight children of the late John J. and Theresa (McCarron) Judge. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1939. During WWII, Grace worked for the telephone...
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Joanna (Moretti) Rossetti

July 2, 1944 - March 10, 2018

Mrs. Joanna (Moretti) Rossetti, a resident of Melrose and formerly of the North End, passed away peacefully at Melrose Health Care Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at age 73. Joanna was born in Boston, one of two children of the late Raffaela (Faugno) and Gennaro Moretti. She was raised in the North End of Boston where she attended St. Mary's School, and graduated from Julie Billiart...
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Bertha M. "Beth" Lozzi

February 4, 1937 - March 9, 2018

Bertha M. (Hendsbee) "Beth" Lozzi, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Friday, March 9, 2018, at age 81. Beth was born in Waltham on February 4, 1937, one of two daughters of the late Murry and Mary (Murphy) Hendsbee. She was raised in Waltham and Madison, Maine where she graduated from high school. She married Raymond A. Lozzi on November 13,...
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Caroline (Donnarumma) Stoney

October 28, 1935 - March 9, 2018

Caroline (Donnarumma) Stoney, a resident of Melrose and formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82. Caroline was born on October 28, 1935 in Boston, daughter of the late Beniamino and Mary (DiGregorio) Donnarumma. Raised and educated in East Boston, Caroline was married to Francis Stoney on May 5, 1957 in E. Boston. They lived...
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Claire C. Griffin

April 27, 1928 - March 8, 2018

Mrs. Claire C. (Noren) Griffin, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at age 89. Claire was born in New York City on April 27, 1928, one of three daughters of the late Arthur T. Noren and Edith (Stiles) Noren. Claire graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Richmond, and received a...
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Jan Lesiak

August 26, 1923 - March 5, 2018

Jan Lesiak, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 5, 2018, at age 94. Jan Lesiak was born in Tomaszow, Poland on August 26, 1923, one of three children of the late Edward and Maria Lesiak. He was raised with his family in Poland until the occupation of Germany during WWII. At the age of 16, Jan was removed from his home and placed into forced labor in Germany...
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Robert J. Holden, Jr.

April 9, 1925 - March 5, 2018

Robert J. Holden Jr., long time Malden resident, died on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. He was 92. Robert was born in Malden on April 9, 1925, one of two children of the late Robert J. and Ruby P. (Stevenson) Holden Sr. As a young boy, Robert enjoyed spending his summers on his grandparent's farm in Canada, where he helped milk the cows and...
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John H. Davidson

August 10, 1926 - February 26, 2018

John H. Davidson, longtime Melrose resident, died on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Winchester Hospital. He was 91 John was born in Swampscott on August 10, 1926, the son of Andrew S. and Ethel Louise (Harlow) Davidson. He graduated from Swampscott High School, got his undergraduate degree from Suffolk University, and received his Masters Degree from Boston University. John would later...
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Vivian (Parsons) Greer

September 21, 1923 - February 24, 2018

Vivian (Parsons) Greer, of Melrose, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. She was 94. Vivian was born on September 21, 1923 in Everett, one of four children raised by the late Henry and Eliza (Moores) Parsons. Her family moved to the U.S. from Newfoundland, and Vivian was the only child of the four born in the U.S. Vivian grew up in Everett during the Great...
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David A. Barker

September 24, 1976 - February 24, 2018

David A. Barker, a lifelong resident of Saugus, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at age 41. David was born in Melrose on September 24, 1976, and raised in Saugus. As a boy, David loved to play football and played Saugus Pop Warner for a number of years. A gifted athlete, he also played baseball for many years. After graduating from Saugus High School, David played on a semi...
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Henry A. "Hank" Cutting

November 3, 1941 - February 24, 2018

Henry A. "Hank" Cutting, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at age 76. Henry was born in Quincy on November 3, 1941, one of three children of the late Henry A. And Anne (Ready) Cutting. Raised in Randolph, "Hank" was a graduate of Archbishop Williams where he excelled as a student-athlete. In his senior year while washing windows, he...
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Ann M. (Nicolo) Lyons

May 10, 1927 - February 24, 2018

Mrs. Ann M. (Nicolo) Lyons, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Methuen Village, at age 90. Ann was born in Everett on May 10, 1927, one of three children of the late Lorenzo and Carmella (Fatibene) Nicolo. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1945. She then worked at Western Union before her...
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Margaret (Walsh) O'Brien

October 26, 1943 - February 19, 2018

Margaret (Walsh) O'Brien, of Stoneham, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Monday, February 19, 2018, at age 74. Margaret was born in Boston on October 26, 1943, one of three children of the late Bernard F. and Kathleen F. (Hargraves) Walsh. A Somerville native, Margaret graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston and Boston State College with a...
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Dorothy L. "Dot" Allen

February 13, 1921 - February 15, 2018

Dorothy L. (Campbell) "Dot" Allen, a longtime Melrose resident, died on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. She was 97. Dorothy was born in Cambridge, the youngest of eight children of the late Robert J. and Laura M. (Lyle) Campbell. Raised in Everett, Dorothy graduated from Everett High School. She married the late John H. Allen on April 3, 1945. They lived...
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Lucien Dorné

January 15, 1951 - February 15, 2018

Mr. Lucien Dorné died Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a year long struggle with brain cancer. He was 67. Lucien was born January 15, 1951 in Gros-Morne, Haiti, a son of the late Lafrance and Agathe (Jean-Baptiste) Dorné. Lucien was raised and educated in Haiti. He graduated High School at Juvenat Sacred Heart in Port-au- Prince. Then he went to...
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William H. Copeland

March 7, 1922 - February 8, 2018

William H. Copeland, a longtime resident of Melrose and proud Navy veteran of WWII, passed away peacefully at Care One in Wilmington on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at age 95. William was born on March 7, 1922 in Boston, one of four children of the late Nelson Copeland and Mabel (Jones) Copeland. Known to all as Cope, he was a local Melrose boy who enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 before he...
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Arline H. Avery

December 29, 1916 - February 8, 2018

Mrs. Arline H. (Bibeau) Avery, at age 101 and longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Born on December 29, 1916 in Cambridge, Arline was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Lillian F. (Hendrick) Bibeau. A native of Cambridge, Arline graduated from Cambridge Latin High School. Growing up, she enjoyed...
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Nance W. (Pottle) Hallstrom

August 4, 1933 - February 4, 2018

Nance W. Hallstrom, of Ipswich, formerly of Rockport and Lynnfield, died Sunday, February 04, 2018 at Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was 84. Nance was born on August 4, 1933 in Winchester, one of three children of the late Hayward H. and Laura G. (Wheeler) Pottle. Nance grew up in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1951. Nance was very close to her parents and...
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Richard Rowland

October 25, 1920 - January 31, 2018

Richard Rowland, resident of Woburn, formerly long time resident of Melrose died January 31, 2018 at Woodbriar of Wilmington. He was 97 Richard was born on October 25, 1920, in Malden, the son of the late Richard C. and Margaret (MacFadgen) Rowland. Richard grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge High School. He worked many different jobs during the Great Depression to...
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Joan M. (DiMeo) Sansone

August 1, 1943 - January 31, 2018

Mrs. Joan M. (DiMeo) Sansone, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at age 74. Joan was born in Boston on August 1, 1943, and raised in the North End. She graduated from Julie Billiart High School in the North End and from Chandler School for Women in Boston. Joan met the love of her life, her companion and best friend, Robert V....
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Norma M. (Corkum) Williams

August 17, 1924 - January 26, 2018

Mrs. Norma M. (Corkum) Williams, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 26, 2018, at age 93. Born in Winchester on August 17, 1924, Norma was one of two children of the late Andrew H. and Kathleen M. (Freeman) Corkum. Norma was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1942. From the age of 14, Norma was a member of the...
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Frederick Munroe

January 27, 1921 - January 26, 2018

Frederick Munroe, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington on Friday, January 26, 2018, at age 96. Fred was born in Jamaica Plain on January 27, 1921, one of four children of the late Margaret (Mulvenny) and Havelock Munroe. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School at age 17, and attended Bentley College for 3 years...
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Nina J. DiOrio

April 1, 1935 - January 24, 2018

Mrs. Nina J. (Kulpa) DiOrio, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at age 82. Nina was born in Everett on April 1, 1935, the eldest of six children of the late Peter and Olga (Nikouchuk) Kulpa. Raised in Chelsea, Nina graduated from Chelsea High School. As the oldest of six children, she assumed a maternal position at an early age and carried...
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Katie L. (Spradley) Brown

May 19, 1924 - January 20, 2018

Katie Brown, a resident of Chesapeake, VA, and formerly of Melrose died on Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was 93. Katie was born in the small town of Evant, TX. on May 19, 1924, one of six children of the late Edwin and Genie (Weeks) Spradley. When Katie was eighteen years old, she married John Forino and moved near his family in the Little Italy section of New York City. Katie...
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Robert A. Burns

May 27, 1931 - January 20, 2018

Robert A. Burns, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at age 86. Robert was born in Chelsea on May 27, 1931, son of the late Joseph and Emily (Ashley) Burns. Raised in Melrose, Bob was a graduate of Melrose High School. He proudly served as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War as a heavy vehicle operator. After receiving an...
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Tanya M. Clement

August 24, 1970 - January 13, 2018

Tanya M. Clement, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away suddenly due to complications of the flu at home on January 13, 2018. She was 47. Tanya was born in Teaneck, New Jersey on August 24, 1970, and raised in Malden. She graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1988. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford, her master's degree in Education from Harvard, and...
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June (Skillings) Swim

November 30, 1919 - January 13, 2018

Mrs. F. June (Skillings) Swim, of North Andover, formerly of Melrose and Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at age 98. June was born in Boston on November 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter E. and Florence A. (Luce) Skillings. She was raised in Hyde Park and graduated from Boston Girls High School, Class of 1937. As a child, June loved visiting her...
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Cecilia F. (Doucette) Boland

December 6, 1920 - January 11, 2018

Cecilia F. (Doucette) Boland, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at age 97. Cecilia was born in Stoneham on December 6, 1920, daughter of the late John G. and Cecilia (MacPhee) Doucette. She was the devoted wife of the late Albert V. Boland. Loving mother of Nancy Gregory and her husband...
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Edith M. (Pope) Richard

August 2, 1927 - December 31, 2017

Edith "Edie" (Pope) Richard, of Lynnfield, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at age 90, with her loving family by her side. Edie was born on the Pope Farm in Lynnfield on August 2, 1927. After graduating from Wakefield High School in 1946, Edie worked as a secretary at Liberty Mutual in Boston. She later worked at the phone company in Lynnfield Center as a telephone operator. On...
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David Pingree Wallstrom

July 15, 1938 - December 27, 2017

David Pingree Wallstrom, a resident of Leominster and former longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family's love on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, at age 79. Dave was born in Stoneham on July 15, 1938, one of two children of the late George E. Wallstrom and Gladys A. (Pingree) Wallstrom. He was raised in Melrose,...
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Walter J. Szmyt

May 26, 1949 - December 26, 2017

Walter J. Szmyt, a resident of Woburn and formerly longtime of Saugus, passed away peacefully at Windrose at Woburn on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at age 68. Born in Winthrop on May 26, 1949, Walter was one of four children raised in East Boston. He graduated from East Boston High School and from Northeastern University with a degree in business. Settling in Saugus in 1978, Walter was...
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Ray E. Gleason

December 17, 1931 - December 24, 2017

Ray E. Gleason, longtime resident of Medford, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was 86. Ray was born in Burlington Vermont, one of two sons of the late Burr Roswell and Marion Alice (Germaine ) Gleason. He grew up in Jericho Vermont, and graduated as Valedictorian in 1950 from Jericho High School. Ray went on to receive his Bachelor's...
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Ivan E. Spinney

February 20, 1939 - December 7, 2017

Ivan Spinney, a long time resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 78. Ivan was born on February 20, 1939 in Everett, one of ten children of the late Eldred and Gladys (Ryder) Spinney. Ivan was raised on Staples Avenue in Everett. From an early age, he loved to tinker with anything mechanical. He especially loved working...
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Margaret E. "Peggy" Kiatos

March 3, 1939 - December 5, 2017

Margaret E. "Peggy" Kiatos, longtime Melrose resident, died on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at her home. She was 78. Born on March 3, 1939 in Winchester, one of eight children of the late William H. and Elsie M. (Prescott) Rogers. Peggy grew up in Winchester and Malden in a large and close family. She was especially close to her sister Ruth. She graduated from Malden High School. Upon...
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Linda L. (Lank) Lee

November 9, 1939 - December 2, 2017

Linda L. (Lank) Lee, a resident of Hull, formerly of Malden, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 78. Born on November 9, 1939 in Melrose, Linda was one of three children of the late Edward T. and Eleanor E. (Fall) Hoyt. Linda was raised in Melrose, and was a proud graduate of Melrose High School. In 1990, Linda and the late Eugene S. Lee...
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David Scott Billings

May 19, 1958 - November 24, 2017

Mr. David Scott Billings, of Malden, died Thursday, November 24, 2017 in Melrose – Wakefield Hospital. He was 59 Born on May 19, 1958, in Saugus, he was one of two children of the late W. Everett and Mildred (Simmons) Billings. A sweet, gentle boy, he was raised in Lynnfield, graduated from Lynnfield High School in 1976 and attended Bentley College. Growing up, David loved to ride around...
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Ronald Albino

December 5, 1949 - November 21, 2017

Ronald Albino, a resident of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at age 67. Ron was born in Winthrop on December 5, 1949, one of ten children of the late Avelino and Mary (Silva) Albino. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, and from North Shore Community College with an Associate's Degree. Ron then proudly served his country in the US...
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Stacey A. Miller

April 23, 1970 - November 20, 2017

Stacey A. (Brewster) Miller, a resident of Gloucester, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. She was 47. Born on April 23, 1970 in Stoneham, Stacey was raised in Medford. Stacey was an interesting human being. She loved whole heartedly and always had a twinkle of mischief in her eyes. The ocean was...
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Janie Lilas Cokkinos

December 10, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Janie Lilas (Sentner) Cokkinos, a resident of Melrose and formerly of Medford, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 13, 2017, at age 86. Janie, known to family and friends as Lilas, was born in Melrose on December 10, 1930. Raised in Melrose, she was one of seven children of the late William C. and Sadie Hazel (MacWilliams) Sentner. She graduated from Melrose High School, was married...
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Shawn P. Dinjian

March 11, 1987 - November 11, 2017

Shawn P. Dinjian, a lifelong resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was 30. Shawn was born in Reading on March 11, 1987. He was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School where he developed a love of math and sports. Growing up in Reading, he played hockey, baseball, soccer, and was on the wrestling team in high school. After...
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Nancy T. (O'Hara) Regan

December 19, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Nancy T. (O'Hara) Regan, a resident of North Andover and formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Lawrence General Hospital on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at age 82. Nancy was born in Cambridge, one of four children of the late Melania (Ford) and Francis J. O'Hara. She was raised in Belmont where she graduated from Belmont High School. Nancy matriculated to Boston College where...
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Theresa A. "Terry" Keohan

July 19, 1961 - November 3, 2017

Theresa A. "Terry" Keohan, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Winchester Hospital, at age 56. Born on July 19, 1961, Theresa was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1979, and called Melrose home throughout her life. Although not always easy, Terry enjoyed life. She enjoyed watching TV, listening to country...
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Robert C. Rice

December 25, 1927 - October 31, 2017

Robert C. Rice, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at age 89. Bob was born in Medford on December 25, 1927, one of six children of the late John C. Rice and Ellen (O'Brien) Rice. He was raised in Malden where he graduated from Malden High School. A US Army veteran, Bob received a Purple Heart for his service...
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Hilda E. Veronelli

November 17, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Hilda E. Veronelli, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 85. Hilda was born at home in Somerville on November 17, 1931. She was raised in Somerville, graduated from Somerville High School, and lived in the same house she was born in for 50 years. A career woman, Hilda loved her job at Raytheon where she worked for 45...
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James M. Hardy

February 23, 1966 - October 29, 2017

James M. Hardy, a resident of Tewksbury, passed away at home on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the age of 51. Jim was born in Melrose on February 23, 1966, one of three children of Willis Hardy Jr. and the late Nancy Bremner-Stella. Raised in Melrose, Jim graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1985, where he served as co-captain of the MHS hockey team. He went on to Suffolk University to...
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Roberta J. Skelley

March 27, 1938 - October 27, 2017

Roberta J. Skelley, a longtime resident of Reading, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, at Mass General Hospital, at age 79. Roberta was born in Melrose on March 27, 1938, one of six children of the late Robert H. Skelley and Roberta J. (Morse) Skelley. Raised in Melrose, Roberta graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1956, and from Boston University with her Bachelor's and Master...
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Lori Stewart Coletti

February 14, 1965 - October 23, 2017

Lori Stewart Coletti, a resident of Essex, passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2017, at age 52. Born on February 14, 1965 in Malden, Lori was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. She received her BS Degree in Architecture Design from Cornell and her MBA from Simmons College School of Management. Analytical, driven, and fearless, Lori built a successful career in...
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Marilyn T. Bozzuto

October 3, 1935 - October 21, 2017

Marilyn T. (Cabral) Bozzuto, a longtime resident of North Reading and licensed Electrologist for over 60 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, at age 82. Marilyn was born in Arlington on October 3, 1935, one of two daughters of the late George and Amelia (Diaz) Cabral. She was raised in Somerville, proudly graduating from...
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Andres G. Arzapalo Sedano

November 1, 1985 - October 19, 2017

Andres G. Arzapalo Sedano, age 31, of Everett, passed away from injuries sustained from an accidental and tragic fall from a cliff on the island of Mykonos, Greece on October 19, 2017. Born in Lima, Peru on November 1, 1985, Andres completed his early education in Nuestra Senora de La Merced School in Lima before immigrating to the United States at age 15. He graduated with honors from...
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Yolanda G. Lorke

March 31, 1928 - October 16, 2017

Yolanda G. Lorke, age 89, of Stoneham passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward Lorke and Sophie (Mueller) Lorke, as well as by her older brother, Idus Lorke. Yolanda was born in Bremen, Germany and came to the United States in 1949 with her parents, at first settling in Portland, Maine, and later moving to Boston,...
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Tura

September 9, 1931 - October 6, 2017

Elizabeth A. (Wilson) "Betty" Tura, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Care One in Wilmington on Friday, October 6, 2017, at age 86. Elizabeth was born in New York City on September 9, 1931, one of two children of the late Walter D. and Constance (Sorrensen) Wilson. Raised in Saugus, Betty graduated from Saugus High School with the Class...
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Sally T. Green

November 22, 1937 - October 5, 2017

Sally T. (Gray) Green, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was 79 years of age. Sally was born in Lynn on November 22, 1937, one of three children of the late Joseph and Mary (McGonnell) Gray. She was raised in Lynn, graduated from Lynn English High School, and from Northeastern University. While on a ski trip, Sally met her...
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Jeanne L. Lightbown

November 5, 1932 - October 4, 2017

Jeanne L. (Ayer) Lightbown, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at age 84. Jeanne was born in Boston on November 5, 1932, daughter of the late John L. Ayer and Geneva (Ring) Ayer. Raised in Winthrop, she graduated from Winthrop High School and Bunker Hill Community College. Jeanne began working as an...
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Gem (Moore) Colvin

December 19, 1920 - October 2, 2017

Mrs. Gem (Moore) Colvin, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 2, 2017, at age 96. Gem was born on December 19, 1920 in Malden, one of three children of the late Warren E. and Gladys (Rendle) Moore. She graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1938, and from Malden Business School, Class of 1940. She was engaged to Kenneth C. Colvin in May 1942,...
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Douglas E. Clarke

October 22, 1954 - September 30, 2017

Douglas E. Clarke, a lifelong resident of Everett, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was 62. Born in Everett on October 22, 1954, he was one of two sons of the late Wallace B. and Ruth A. (Mersereau) Clarke. Raised in Everett, he graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1972, and always kept his Everett roots close to his heart. Doug was married on May 1...
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Anita P. Bill

December 17, 1927 - September 30, 2017

Mrs. Anita P. (Plummer) Bill, a longtime resident of Boxford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She was 89 years of age. Anita was born in Somerville on December 17, 1927, one of three children of the late H. Raymond and Bernadette (Evans) Plummer. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Katherine Gibbs...
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Edward B. Seeley

June 13, 1925 - September 25, 2017

Mr. Edward B. Seeley, of Winchester, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully at Aberjona Nursing Center on Monday, September 25, 2017, at age 92. Ed was born in Swanville, Maine on June 13, 1925 and raised and educated in Everett. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Medic in the Hospital Corps, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. A descendant of the...
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Chester C. Paris

April 9, 1937 - September 24, 2017

Chester C. Paris, a resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, at age 80. Chester was born in Cambridge on April 9, 1937, one of five children of the late Charles Paris and Catherine (Diamond) Paris. Raised in Arlington, Chester graduated from Arlington High School, and served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. ...
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Ilse E. Lewis

March 15, 1921 - September 23, 2017

Mrs. Ilse E. (Gund) Lewis, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Elmhurst Rehabilitation Center in Melrose on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at age 96. Ilse was born in Mannheim, Germany on March 15, 1921. She was raised in Germany before moving to the United States and settling in Melrose with her husband. Ilse was the beloved wife of the late Lance Lewis. Devoted...
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Norma A. (Tontodonato) Pyzynski

March 25, 1928 - September 20, 2017

Mrs. Norma A. (Tontodonato) Pyzynski, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, at age 89. Norma was born in East Boston, one of eleven children of the late Louis and Camille (Cardinale) Tontodonato. She was raised in East Boston where she graduated from high school. After attending secretarial school, Norma began her working life at a...
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Joseph J. Pyzynski

April 19, 1924 - September 18, 2017

Joseph J. Pyzynski, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at the Elmhurst Rehabilitation Center in Melrose on Monday, Sept 18, 2017, at age 93. Joseph was born in Lowell on April 19, 1924, son of the late Francis Pierzynski and Aniela (Kublick) Pierzynski. Raised in Arlington, he graduated from Arlington High School and served his country in the US Navy as a Sonarman, Third...
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Earle M. Burse

June 11, 1933 - September 17, 2017

Mr. Earle M. Burse, of Stoneham, fondly referred to as "Papa" will be remembered as a humble and devoted family man, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 84. Earle was born on June 11, 1933 in East Boston, son of the late Henry and Isabel (Douglas) Bolanowski. As the son of a US Army Sergeant, Earle was raised to always value your...
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Cynthia "Cinny" Olson

June 22, 1940 - September 15, 2017

Cynthia 'Cinny' Olson will forever be remembered as 'sassy' and full of life and always willing to help people with her generous heart. She died unexpectedly on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after being stricken ill at home. She was 77. Cynthia Annette Hawes was born June 22, 1940 in Gadsden, Alabama a daughter of the late Gordon and Neida Ruth (Johnson) Hawes. She...
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Marietta Haeg Schwartz

September 22, 1961 - September 6, 2017

Marietta Haeg Schwartz, a resident of Wakefield and a Minnesota farm girl at heart passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Winchester Hospital, at age 55. With a quiet strength, Marietta was genuine, unassuming, and always true to herself. Marietta was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the oldest child and only daughter of six children. Raised on...
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Barry E. McCann

October 7, 1946 - August 29, 2017

Mr. Barry E. McCann, of Melrose, died at home with his family gathered at his side on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. He was 70. Barry was born in Winchester on October 7, 1946 a son of the late Ralph E. and Marjorie E. (Jacobs) McCann. Raised and educated in Wakefield he honorably served his country during the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S. Boxer for the United States Navy as a radio operator. He...
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Lester Haddock, Jr.

February 26, 1923 - August 25, 2017

Mr. Lester Haddock Jr., of Melrose, died Friday, August 25, 2017 in Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 94. Born on February 26, 1923 in Somerville he was the only child of the late Lester and Bessie (Proctor) Haddock Sr. Raised and educated in Medford he graduated from Medford High School and then attended Northeastern University. Les honorably served his country during World War II in...
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Mary "Lois" (Patterson) Armstrong

January 15, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Mrs. Mary "Lois" (Patterson) Armstrong, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at age 89. Lois was born in Millidgeville, GA on January 15, 1928, one of two daughters of the late Hugh W. and Beulah B. (Parker) Patterson. She was raised in Long Island, NY until the age of 12 when the family moved to Gulf Port, Mississippi. She...
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Edward F. "Eddie" Kelly, Jr.

January 26, 1966 - August 13, 2017

Edward F. Kelly, Jr., of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at age 51. Born in Melrose on January 26, 1966, Eddie was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1984. He was married and lived in Melrose until moving to Ledyard, CT. Deeply loved, Eddie made his mark on the world. He was a longstanding and well respected member of...
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Margaret F. "Peg" Bowman

April 15, 1926 - August 13, 2017

Mrs. Margaret F. (Myles) "Peg" Bowman, a resident of Melrose and Wolfeboro, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at age 91. Margaret was born in Boston on April 15, 1926, a daughter of the late John J. Myles and Margaret (Lonergan) Myles. Raised in Medford and Stoneham, she married Frederick W. Bowman on November 10, 1946 and settled in Melrose to raise a family of five...
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Joan L. Mahoney

February 18, 1938 - August 12, 2017

Mrs. Joan L. (Selig) Mahoney, of Eliot, Maine, and formerly a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at age 79. Joan was born in Malden on February 18, 1938, one of three children of the late Earl and Anne (Waterman) Selig. She was raised in Malden where she attended Malden High School and met her husband of 63 years, Arthur F. Mahoney. They...
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Carolyn J. Bishop

February 5, 1947 - August 6, 2017

Carolyn J. (Boyd) Bishop, of Jefferson, NH and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at age 70. Carolyn was born in Malden on February 5, 1947, one of four children of the late Preston R. Boyd and Helen (Meagher) Boyd. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1965. On May 23, 1970, she was married to John H....
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Eva Haley

May 30, 1922 - August 5, 2017

Mrs. Eva (Rice) Haley, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at age 95. Eva was born in South Bristol, Maine on May 30, 1922, a daughter of the late Lester and Lillian (Pitcher) Rice. Eva was raised and educated in S. Bristol where she was one of 9 students to graduate from the local one room schoolhouse. On...
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Steven P. Kenney

November 5, 1954 - July 29, 2017

Steven P. Kenney, a longtime resident of Waltham, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at age 62. Steve was born in Arlington on November 5, 1954, one of three children of the late Walter T. Kenney, Jr. and Nancy (Phillips) Kenney. He was raised in Lexington where he graduated from Lexington High School, and attended UMASS – Amherst. With a strong work...
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Gloria Moccia

March 30, 1929 - July 25, 2017

Gloria (Catrone) Moccia, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017 at Care One in Wilmington, at age 88. Gloria was born on March 30, 1929 in Boston, a daughter of the late Michael J. Catrone and Emma (Genova) Catrone. Raised and educated in East Boston, Gloria graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1946, and received her certificate of training at Burdett Secretarial...
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Bradford H. Pottle

June 10, 1938 - July 25, 2017

Bradford H. "Brad" Pottle, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at age 79. Brad was born in Stoneham on June 10, 1938, one of three children of the late Herman and Laura (Wheeler) Pottle. He was raised in Wakefield where he graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1956. He married Patricia Tarr on April...
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Virginia L. "Ginny" Sorenson

October 28, 1922 - July 22, 2017

Virginia L. (McAuley) "Ginny" Sorenson, of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at age 94. Ginny was born in Everett on October 28, 1922, the daughter of the late William J. McAuley and Alice (Schneider) McAuley. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1940. Shortly after...
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Patricia Visconti

September 28, 1956 - July 19, 2017

Patricia Visconti, of Saugus and formerly a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at age 60. Patricia, lovingly known to all as "Patty" was born in Everett on September 28, 1956. She was raised and educated in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1974 and married Everett native, Ronald...
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Grace Ham

November 29, 1920 - July 16, 2017

Grace Ham, age 96, of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was born on November 29, 1920, a daughter of the late Vahan Terchoonian and Naomi (Krikorian) Terchoonian. Grace was born in Boston and grew up in Chelsea. She graduated from Chelsea High School and went on to complete her Associate's Degree...
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Olive (Thorp) Liebermann

January 14, 1926 - July 12, 2017

E. Olive (Thorp) Liebermann, at age 91, of Dennisport, formerly of Melrose, passed away on July 12, 2017 at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. She was born on January 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Tom Thorp and Eva (Benson) Thorp. Born and raised in Gorham, NH, Olive graduated from Gorham High School. On September 6, 1947, she married Walter F. Liebermann, and settled in Melrose to raise...
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George E. "Butch" Barrett

October 9, 1938 - July 10, 2017

George E. "Butch" Barrett, a longtime resident of Melrose and retired Melrose Police Sergeant, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, July 10, 2017, at age 78. Butch was born in Melrose on October 9, 1938, one of two children of the late George A. Barrett, and Elva (Charlton) Barrett. Raised in Melrose, Butch cherished childhood memories of playing baseball at St....
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