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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

Anthony J. "Tony" Gilardi, Sr.

February 6, 1936 - February 22, 2021

Anthony J. "Tony" Gilardi, Sr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center on Monday, February 22, 2021, at age 85, with two of his children by his side. Tony was born on February 6, 1936 in Boston, one of four children of the late Francis J. Gilardi and Adeline (Lanno) Gilardi. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from Christopher...
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Patricia A. (Tarr) Pottle

March 17, 1944 - February 21, 2021

Patricia A. (Tarr) Pottle, of Saugus, Feb. 21, 2021, at age 76. Beloved wife of the late Bradford H. "Brad" Pottle with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Loving sister of Wayne Tarr and his wife Maryrose of Wakefield. Caring sister-in-law of the late Nance (Pottle) Hallstrom, and the late Robert Pottle and his surviving wife June of N. Reading. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and...
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Diane E. Killam

December 30, 1944 - February 19, 2021

Diane E. (Mackey) Killam, a resident of Hampstead, NH and former longtime resident of Melrose, MA passed away peacefully at home on February 19, 2021, at age 76. Diane was born in Beverly, MA on December 30, 1944, one of three daughters of John R. Mackey and Mary E. (Goyetche) Mackey. Raised in Beverly, she graduated from Beverly High School and was married to David J. Killam on June 12,...
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Janet M. (Borgal) Wharf

October 21, 1936 - February 14, 2021

Janet M. (Borgal) Wharf, resident of Georgetown, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at a Woburn healthcare facility. She was 84. Janet was born in Wakefield, October 21, 1936, daughter of the late George Borgal and Marie (Bissett) Borgal. Janet attended Wakefield public schools and was a former resident of Saugus, MA. Janet was first and foremost a mother to four boys. She worked...
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Herbert L. Faulconer, Jr

July 12, 1940 - February 10, 2021

Herbert L. Faulconer, Jr., longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at age 80. He was born in Richmond, VA on July 12, 1940, one of three sons of the late Herbert L. Faulconer, Sr., and Mary (Wehler) Faulconer. After his early childhood in Richmond, Herb and his family relocated to Charlestown, MA where he was raised...
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Jeffrey John Bowe , Jr.

September 8, 1923 - February 3, 2021

Jeffrey John Bowe Jr, 97, of Melrose passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his son's home in Boston, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 18 years, Marion (O'Neil) Bowe and his children, Brian P. and wife Susan of Reading, Louisa M. Gray and husband Jay of Roswell, GA, Kenneth R. and wife Lori of Jacksonville, FL, Timothy M. and wife Elaine of Boston,...
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Jue Y. Chin

January 16, 1939 - January 28, 2021

Jue Y. Chin, a longtime resident of Saugus, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at age 82. Jue was born in Toy Sun, China on January 16, 1939, one of four children of the late Eng Gwong Chin and Sui King Wong. He was raised in Toy Sun before immigrating to America at age 19. He graduated from Melrose High School and Northeastern University. He was an Electrical Engineer and worked for...
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Mary L. Mietzsch

May 2, 1945 - January 27, 2021

Mary L. (Prendergast) Mietzsch, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2021, at age 75. Mary was born in Boston, the only daughter of seven children of the late Thomas F. Prendergast and Louise J. (Curll) Prendergast. Raised in South Boston, she graduated from South Boston High School. After high school, she started working at Schraft's in Charlestown...
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Barbara A. (O'Neil) Thistle

January 4, 1929 - January 26, 2021

Mrs. Barbara A. (O'Neil) Thistle, a resident of Wakefield, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home in the comfort of her family on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at age 92. Barbara was born in Boston on January 4, 1929, daughter of the late Edmund G. and Margaret (Dennehy) O'Neil. She was raised in Brighton where she graduated from Brighton High School, Class of...
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Pamela J. "Pam" Wood

August 17, 1959 - January 19, 2021

Pamela J. "Pam" Wood, 61, of Wakefield, MA, tragically passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Born in Malden on August 17, 1959, Pam is the oldest daughter of six children of Carol M. (Kilgallon) and Edwin L. Wood, Sr. She graduated from Malden High School in 1977, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Salem State University in 1981 and her Master of Science degree in...
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Jane E. (Zwicker) Dolloff

April 24, 1928 - January 19, 2021

Jane E. (Zwicker) Dolloff, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. She was 92. Born on April 24, 1928 in Medford, Jane is one of three children of the late Ralph B. and Minnie B. (Westhaver) Zwicker of Nova Scotia, Canada. She grew up in Malden and received her nursing degree from Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the late...
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Edmond A. Marchant

April 18, 1938 - January 17, 2021

Edmond A. Marchant, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 82. Born in Somerville on April 18, 1938, he is one of three children of the late Francis and Mary (Lynch) Marchant. Loving brother of Laurence T. Marchant and his wife Dorothy of Colorado, and Francis L. Marchant and his wife Jean of Framingham. He grew up in...
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Joel G. Brown

June 14, 1950 - January 14, 2021

Joel G. Brown, a resident of Atria Longmeadow Place in Burlington, and formerly of both Topsfield and Melrose, MA, passed away peacefully at Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Thursday, January 14th 2021, at age 70 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Joel was born in Hackensack, NJ on June 14th 1950, one of four children of Martin and Janet Brown. He graduated from Ridgewood High...
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Jane E. (Hayes) Dowd

March 31, 1946 - January 12, 2021

Jane E. (Hayes) Dowd, resident of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with her family by her side. She was 74. She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on March 31, 1946 to the late James J. and Gladys (Guest) Hayes. When she was two, the family moved to Edgewater Park in the Bronx, New York, where she was a student at the St. Francis de Chantel School. ...
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Helen H. McCree

May 23, 1919 - January 11, 2021

Helen H. (Stanzyk) McCree, a resident of Cambridge and formerly of Wakefield, passed away on January 11, 2021. Helen was the wife of the late Robert E. McCree, she is survived by her daughter, Diane J. McCree (Melissa J. Vaughn) of Belmont. She leaves her niece Ann Marie Locwin (Frank Locwin), and great-nephews Brian Locwin (Elena Locwin) and Eric Locwin, and great-great-nephew Jake...
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Mui Yau Yuan

June 14, 1922 - January 9, 2021

Mrs. Mui Yau Yuan, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was 98 years old. Born in Hong Kong on June 14, 1922 to a merchant family, Mui Yau "Lydia" was the second oldest of seven siblings. She met her husband Yeh Pan "Victor" during ping pong tournaments in the late 1930's. They were married in Hong Kong...
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Paul R. Crowley

November 21, 1964 - January 8, 2021

Paul R. Crowley, a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 8, 2021, at age 56. Paul was born on November 21, 1964 in Malden, the second of four sons of the late Robert M. Crowley and Theresa M. (Boyes) Crowley. Raised in Melrose, Paul played baseball at Melrose High School where he graduated with the Class of 1982. After high school, he was married to Patricia...
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Paul Arthur Blake

January 10, 1951 - January 7, 2021

Paul Arthur Blake, at age 69, died at his Newburyport home, after a long battle with lung disease, on January 7, 2021. Paul was born on January 10, 1951 in Melrose, the son of the late Kenneth and Claire (Goggin) Blake. Paul was born on January 10, 1951 in Melrose, the son of the late Kenneth and Claire (Goggin) Blake. Paul was the beloved father of Ryan J. Blake and his wife Megan of...
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Harold G. "Hal" Jacklin, Jr.

May 14, 1933 - January 6, 2021

Mr. Harold G. "Hal" Jacklin, Jr., a resident of Gloucester, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at age 87. Born on May 14, 1933 in Melrose, MA, he was the son of the late Harold G. Jacklin Sr. and Lillian E. (Sandberg) Jacklin. Harold was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and received his business degree from the Wharton School of Business...
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Robert P. "Bobby" Giordano

February 18, 1949 - January 1, 2021

Robert P. "Bobby" Giordano, longtime resident of Stoneham, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on January 1, 2021. He was 71. Born in Revere on February 18, 1949, Robert is one of two children of the late Pasquale and Victoria (Marchese) Giordano. He grew up for a short time in Chelsea before moving to Medford. He graduated from North Cambridge Catholic High School in 1967. In his...
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Susan A. Tura

November 11, 1954 - January 1, 2021

Susan A. "Susie" Tura, resident of Malden, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She was 66. Born in Malden on November 11, 1954, Susie is one of four children of the late Charles F. and Elizabeth A. (nee Wilson) Tura. Susie was the beloved wife of the late Bruce B. Culleton with whom she shared a lifetime of love. Devoted sister of Constance M. Ferreira...
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Robert G. "Bob" Stewart

June 6, 1935 - December 20, 2020

Robert G. Stewart, a resident of Peabody, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at The Linden at Danvers on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at age 85. Robert was born in Woburn on June 6, 1935, one of five children of the late George and Doris (Bartlett) Stewart. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, and served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He...
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Mary T. (Caruso) McBride

March 2, 1928 - December 14, 2020

Mary T. (Caruso) McBride, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 92. Born on March 2, 1928 in Dorchester, Mary is one of 14 Children of the late Peter and Christina (Abundo) Caruso. She grew up in Dorchester, graduating from Dorchester High School for Girls. She met and later married her beloved John L. McBride, and...
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Thomas M. Broderick

November 19, 1961 - December 11, 2020

Thomas M. Broderick, a resident of Melrose, died peacefully after ten years of living and often laughing with early onset Alzheimer's on Friday, December 11, 2020, at age 59. Tom was born on November 19, 1961 into a large Irish family, one of seven children of Thomas and Kathleen (Gallagher) Broderick. He was raised in Allston, graduated from Matignon High School, and from the School of...
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James E. Murphy, Jr.

June 6, 1968 - December 9, 2020

James E. Murphy, Jr., a resident of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at age 52. Jim was born in Malden on June 6, 1968. He was raised in Melrose, but his family moved to Malden and he graduated from Malden High School in 1986. Jim served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard from 1988...
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Christopher O'Connor

February 27, 1936 - December 9, 2020

Christopher O'Connor, a longtime resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at age 84. Chris was born in Somerville on February 27, 1936, one of three children of the late George and Catherine (Donovan) O'Connor. He was raised in Chelsea where he graduated from Chelsea High School. After high school, he entered the US Army and served his country faithfully....
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Burton S. Glassman

November 16, 1932 - December 7, 2020

Burton S. Glassman, a resident of Medford, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2020, at age 88. Born in Boston on November 16, 1932, Burton was one of two sons of the late George Glassman and Sarah (Goldwarg) Zeesman. He was raised and educated in Boston before entering the United States Army at age 18. Burt served as a Private 1 st Class during the Korean War from 1951 until his honorable...
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Lawrence Belzarine

January 21, 1924 - December 5, 2020

Lawrence Belzarine, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at a the Arnold House Nursing Home in Stoneham, at age 96. Born in Revere on January 21, 1924, Lawrence was one of two children of the late William A. and Rose A. (McBride) Belzarine. Raised in Malden, Larry graduated from Malden High School and Northeastern University with a Bachelor's Degree in...
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Rolland Chung Hong

August 5, 1928 - December 4, 2020

Rolland Chung Hong, long time resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020. He was 92. Rolland was born on August 05, 1928 in Lynn Massachusetts to Chung Wai Hong and Tai Kwai (Ng) Hong Rolland attended school in Melrose until he was drafted during his senior year to serve as a medic during the Korean War, causing him to receive his diploma early. After his...
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Richard R. Sprowl

September 6, 1951 - December 4, 2020

Richard R. Sprowl, resident of Lowell, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. He was 69. Born in Lynn on September 6, 1951, Richard is one of three children of the late Richard A. and Hope (Wade) Sprowl. He grew up in Wakefield attending Wakefield High School. Richard joined the United States Army on December...
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James R. Faro

January 18, 1932 - December 4, 2020

James R. Faro, resident of Malden, formerly of Melrose and Saugus, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at a Medford healthcare facility on Friday, December 4, 2020. He was 88. Born in Winthrop on January 18, 1932, he one of six children of the late James and Antonietta (Bordinaro) Faro. He grew up in Winthrop graduating from Winthrop High School in 1949 and later graduating...
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Alexander C. Kant

May 12, 1939 - December 1, 2020

Alexander C. Kant, longtime Melrose resident passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 81. Born in Boston on May 12, 1939, Al was the son of the late Edwin S. and Marion (Gile) Kant. He grew up in Melrose attending Melrose High School and graduating from Hebron Academy in Maine. Al went to Boston University receiving his bachelor's degree in liberal...
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Elsie D. MacDonald

October 29, 1928 - November 29, 2020

Elsie D. (Swain) MacDonald, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at age 92. Elsie was born in Malden on October 29, 1928, one of four children of the late Thomas M. and Audrey R. (Kendrick) Swain. Raised and educated in Malden, she met her future husband, Ronald J. MacDonald, on the bus route to work, and they were married...
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Michelle M. (Trigilio) Camello

August 23, 1929 - November 27, 2020

Michelle M. (Trigilio) Camello, a longtime resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at D'Youville Life & Wellness Center in Lowell on Friday, November 27, 2020, at age 91. Michelle was born on August 23, 1929 in Lawrence, one of five children of the late Sebastiano and Concettina (Bongiorno) Trigilio. Raised and educated in Lawrence, she was married to Paul Camello on September 4, 1949 and...
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Arthur D. Marcotti

June 16, 1928 - November 22, 2020

Arthur D. Marcotti, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 22, 2020, at age 92. Arthur was born on June 16, 1928 in Somerville, one of five children of the late Chester and Ester (Pieroni) Marcotti. Raised in Somerville, he married fellow Somerville High graduate and high school sweetheart, Norma Gradone at St. Joseph's Church in...
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Ethelyn A. Gordon

March 24, 1928 - November 21, 2020

Ethelyn A. Gordon, resident of Melrose, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2020 at Aberjona Health Care in Winchester. She was 92. Born in Lisbon New Hampshire on March 24, 1928, she is one of six children of the late Ray and Eda (Clough) Gordon. Ethelyn was the Assistant Vice President at Everett Savings Bank. She will be lovingly remembered by her family. ...
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William B. "Bill" Lang

March 8, 1944 - November 17, 2020

William B. "Bill" Lang, resident of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 76 years old. Born in Malden on March 8, 1944, Bill was one of 6 children of the late Bertil G and Annie E. ((Hamilton) Lang. He grew up in Dorchester and graduated from South Boston High School. Bill met and later married his beloved Paulette "PJ" Leone, and...
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Ursula "Uschi" (Stoffel) Kullmann

September 4, 1950 - November 17, 2020

Ursula "Uschi" (Stoffel) Kullmann, a lifelong educator and resident of Medford, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the age of 70 with family by her side. Uschi is survived by her children, Jens Kullmann and his wife Jane of Wilmington, Bernd Kullmann and his wife Sharon of Boston, and grandchildren Ellie, Henry, Abby, Zoey, and Emilia. Uschi was the beloved partner of Anthony Loftus....
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John W. "Jack" Beck, Jr.

March 2, 1946 - November 17, 2020

John W. Beck, Jr. resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home. He was 74. Born on March 2, 1946 in Cambridge, Jack (as he was called) is one of three children of the late John W. and Mary (Ehler) Beck, Sr. He grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High and Latin. He enjoyed candlepin bowling and was in numerous leagues throughout his youth...
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Ruth E. (Traniello) Dolaher

December 7, 1937 - November 14, 2020

Ruth E. (Traniello) Dolaher, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at age 82. Ruth was born in Malden on December 7, 1937, one of three children of the late Mario and Blanche (Gooby) Traniello. Raised and educated in Somerville, Ruth was married on October 11, 1959 to Edward F. Dolaher and they settled in...
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Ralph M. Leavy

July 29, 1928 - November 9, 2020

Ralph M. Leavy, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center on Monday, November 9, 2020 at age 92. Ralph was born on July 29, 1928 in Melrose, son of the late Frederick Leavy and Oda (Goodwin) Leavy. After graduating from Melrose High School, Ralph enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18 on September 30, 1946. He served his country honorably...
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Leslie A. Scovelle

May 4, 1941 - October 30, 2020

Leslie A. (Powell) Scovelle, longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was 79. Born in Malden on May 4, 1941, Leslie was one of four children of the late Charles and Dorothy (Coakley) Powell. Leslie grew up in Malden and in her youth enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends, dancing and roller skating. In 1967,...
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Ann E. (Taggart) "Mimi" Haddock

August 19, 1924 - October 24, 2020

Ann E. "Mimi" Haddock, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 96. Born in Melrose on August 19, 1924, one of three children of the late Curtis and Thelma (Bridges) Taggart. Ann grew up in Medford graduating from Medford High School in 1940 and Middlebury College in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in education. She...
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Anna T. Fantasia

April 1, 1932 - October 15, 2020

Anna T. (Griffith) Fantasia, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at age 88. Anna was born on April 1, 1932, one of three daughters of the late Harold and Mary Griffith. Raised and educated in Malden, she was married to Manuel E. Fantasia and bought their first and only home together in Melrose to raise a...
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June (Graves) Amazeen

July 10, 1923 - October 13, 2020

Nettie June (Graves) Amazeen, a resident of Lowell, formerly 73-year resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at age 97. June was born in Malden on July 10, 1923, one of nine children of the late Ernest R. Graves and Elsie (Parsons) Babcock. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. After the loss of her father at a young age, she...
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Joseph Alcine "Al" Robichaud

December 11, 1931 - October 11, 2020

J. Alcine "Al" Robichaud, longtime of Saugus, and Past Commodore & lifelong member of the Winthrop Yacht Club, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Brudnick Center for Living, at age 88. Al was born in Meteghan Centre, Nova Scotia on December 11, 1931, one of 10 children of the late Bernard and Cecile (Gaudet) Robichaud. Raised in Meteghan Centre, Nova Scotia, Al settled...
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Loretta A. (Patula) Keohan

November 17, 1931 - October 10, 2020

Loretta A. (Patula) Keohan, a longtime resident of Melrose passed away at her home on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 88. Loretta was born a Coal Miners daughter on November 17, 1931, in Thomas Mills PA to the late Thomas F. and Edna E. (Shick) Patula. She graduated in 1949 from Conemaugh Township H. S. and worked in the sewing factory with her mother as a young adult. In 1952...
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Mary R. "Bobbie" Carroll

July 12, 1927 - October 10, 2020

Mary R. "Bobbie" Carroll, of Wilmington and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was 93. Born on July 12, 1927 in Malden, Bobbie was the youngest of fifteen children of the late Robert and Rhoda (Grover) Carroll. She graduated from Malden High School and received her bachelor and master's degree from Boston College. A woman who was ahead of her...
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Civita "Tina" Cavicchio

November 5, 1912 - October 5, 2020

Civita "Tina" Cavicchio, longtime Melrose Resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. She was 107. Born on November 5, 1912 in Somerville, she is one of seven children of the late Anthony and Rose (Mitrano) Bertocci. At the age of eight, she and the family moved back to the homestead in Italy until she was twelve when her family...
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Paul F. Lassiter

December 22, 1940 - October 3, 2020

Paul F. Lassiter, a 50 year resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at age 79. Paul was born on December 22, 1940, one of four children of the late Atlas and Jeanette (Day) Lassiter. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School as a three-sport letterman and enlisted in the US Air Force at the age of 17. Paul faithfully served his country...
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Edna G. (Duggan) LaFarge

April 3, 1931 - October 1, 2020

Edna G. (Duggan) LaFarge, of Melrose formerly longtime of Malden, at the age of 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born and raised in Somerville where she met and married her high school sweetheart Leo. They moved to Malden and raised their 5 daughters. Over the next 47 years of marriage their family grew, adding 13 grandchildren...
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Richard S. Taylor

November 3, 1928 - September 26, 2020

Richard S. Taylor, long time Melrose resident, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Winchester Hospital. He was 91. Richard was born on November 3, 1928 in Boston, the son of the late Harry and Lillian (Rothberg) Taylor. He was raised by his grandmother Celia Salzberger in West Roxbury. He attended Bridgton Academy and graduated in 1947. He joined the United States Army serving...
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Sean P. Brosnan

December 15, 1962 - September 24, 2020

Sean P. Brosnan, a resident of Andover, passed away unexpectedly at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at age 57. Sean was born in Worcester on December 15, 1962. He graduated from Burncoat High School in Worcester, and from UMASS-Amherst. Sean was married to Lori Rice on September 23, 1989 and they lived in Littleton before settling in Andover to raise a...
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Stephanie M. Messina

June 3, 1953 - September 19, 2020

Stephanie M. Messina, a resident of Boston and formerly of Newton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital at age 67. Stephanie was born in Newton on June 3, 1953, and raised in Newton. She graduated from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, received her BA in History from Boston College, a Master's in Counseling from Lesley University...
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Donald F. Thayer, Jr.

November 19, 1929 - September 17, 2020

Donald F. Thayer, a resident of Derry, New Hampshire, formerly longtime resident of Melrose and Stoneham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Parkland Medical Center on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at age 90. Donald Thayer was born in Arlington on November 19, 1929, son of the late Donald F. and Helen L. (Jeff) Thayer. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from...
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Sandra (Perkins) Hamilton

August 20, 1936 - September 16, 2020

Sandra (Perkins) Hamilton age 84 long time resident of Melrose, passed away on September 16, 2020 peacefully in her home. Born on August 20, 1936, in Melrose, Sandy was the daughter of the late Leonard Perkins and Margaret (Latty) Perkins Taylor. Raised in Melrose Sandy graduated from Melrose High School in 1955. Her Family and faith were the center of her life. She raised her 5 children in...
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Genevieve Y. DiCarlo

April 14, 1923 - September 16, 2020

Genevieve Y. (Longo) DiCarlo of Melrose passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 16, 2020 at the High Pointe Hospice House, at the age of 97. Genevieve was born on April 14, 1923 in Boston, one of six children of the late Joseph and Rose (Camelia) Longo. From an early age, she loved and had a knack for patterns and figures. Like her mother and grandmother, she was an accomplished...
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Elizabeth "Liz" Mary Bowe

November 17, 1962 - September 15, 2020

Elizabeth "Liz" Mary Bowe, age 57, of Walpole, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, James A. Moore and her four beloved children, Aidain E. Moore, Andie H. Moore, Ruairi A. Moore, and Devin E. Moore of Walpole. She also leaves behind her much-loved four-legged companion, Felix. Liz is...
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Frances R. (Dunkle) DiMeco

March 13, 1936 - September 11, 2020

Frances R. (Dunkle) DiMeco, long time Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 84. Born in Boston on March 13, 1936, Frances is the daughter of the late Horace E. and Frances J. (Love) Dunkle. She grew up in Onset, Massachusetts and would vacation there in her adult life. It was a place she loved. Frances and Tony...
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George M. Shields

June 26, 1926 - August 27, 2020

George M. Shields, longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Thursday, August 27, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 26, 1926, in Boston, George is one of two children of the late James F. and Frances (née Martin) Shields. He was raised by Samuel and Mabel Copithorne in Everett, graduating from Everett High School in 1944. After taking...
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Herbert P. Gray

July 22, 1921 - August 25, 2020

Herbert P. Gray, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at his home. He was 99. Born on July 22, 1921 in Pittsfield, NH, Herbert is one of two children of the late Roscoe and Harriett (nee Paige) Gray. He grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1939. He graduated from Amherst College in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He served...
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Giovanni Puccio

June 14, 1942 - August 24, 2020

Giovanni Puccio, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 78. Giovanni was born in Palermo, Sicily on June 14, 1942. He was raised and educated in Palermo, Sicily and proudly served in the Italian Navy. Giovanni came to the United States at age 25 and settled in Somerville, before moving with his family to Medford....
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Elyse Grace Welch

August 21, 2020

Elyse Grace Welch passed away at five days old on August 21, 2020, surrounded by her mother and father. Elyse was born on August 17, 2020, to Neil and Sarah Welch of Melrose. Elyse is survived by her sister Essie, her grandparents Ann and William Downing of Melrose, and her grandparents Francis and Eileen Welch of Cambridge. She is also survived by an extensive family including aunts and uncles -...
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Ralph T. McCaffrey

July 15, 1972 - August 18, 2020

Ralph T. McCaffrey, a resident of Boston, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Carney Hospital, at age 48. Ralph was born in Cambridge on July 15, 1972 and raised in Waltham and Malden. In his free time, Ralph always enjoyed watching baseball, going fishing, or reading the newspaper. To know Ralph was to love him, everyone he met became a lifelong friend. Ralph's life...
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Katherine T. (Tillson) McCarthy

April 5, 1926 - August 17, 2020

Katherine T. McCarthy, resident of Melrose, and formerly of Bow New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 17, 2020. She was 94. Born in Cambridge on April 5, 1926, she is one of two children of the late Paul and Rose (née Hood) Tillson. She grew up in Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge Ridge and Latin. After school, she went to work for John Hancock Insurance. While...
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Eileen F. Pedder

November 5, 1925 - August 14, 2020

Heaven gained an angel. Eileen F. Pedder, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 14, 2020. She was 94 years young. Eileen was born in Enfield, England on November 5, 1925, daughter of the late Charles L. Percival and Frances (Napier) Percival. Raised and educated in London, England, she came to the United States on holiday, but never left. She...
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Susan E. (Guarente) Regan

May 30, 1949 - August 14, 2020

Susan E. (Guarente) Regan, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on Friday, August 14, 2020, at age 71. Susan was born in Boston on May 30, 1949, one of two children of the late Albert V. Guarente and Elizabeth (Carr) Guarente. A 12th generation Melrosian and descendent of the Upham family, Susan was raised in Melrose where she graduated from...
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Raylynn Squires

August 13, 2020 - August 13, 2020

Our sweet baby Raylynn Squires passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Winchester Hospital. Though Raylynn was not with us a long time, she was able to touch us all deeply. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Savannah Squires, father Dean Smith, aunt's and uncle's, Chandler Squires, Avery Waters, and Declan Waters, Riley Munnis, Madeline Munnis.She is also remembered by her...
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Eleanor Jean "Ellie" (Zwicker) Kennaday

November 2, 1936 - August 12, 2020

Eleanor Jean "Ellie" (Zwicker) Kennaday, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. She was 83. Born on November 2, 1936 in Medford, Ellie was one of three children of the late Ralph B. and Minnie B. (Westhaver) Zwicker. Raised and educated in Medford, she settled in Melrose to raise a family of two children. Ellie pridefully dedicated herself...
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Alice-Jean (Savage) Beote

October 9, 1950 - August 11, 2020

Alice-Jean (Savage) Beote, long time Stoneham resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. She was 69. Born on October 9, 1950 in Everett, Alice-Jean is one of three children of the late Walter and Marie (Tobin) Savage. She attended Girls Catholic High School in Malden and graduated in 1968. In her youth, she enjoyed spending time at Sebago Lake in Maine with her parents and brothers....
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Barbara (Cady) McDevitt

October 15, 1952 - July 25, 2020

Barbara Cady McDevitt passed away on July 25 with her husband of nearly 27 years, Thomas C. McDevitt, by her side. Barbara and Tom moved from Cambridge to Melrose in 1995 and fell in love with its quiet streets, emerging downtown, and friendly neighbors. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister and her husband, Sara and Kurt Meyers of Arizona, as well as hundreds of family members...
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Bernice A. "Bunny" Galvin

November 23, 1925 - July 23, 2020

Bernice A. "Bunny" Galvin, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at age 94. Under Hospice care for her last days, she was fortunate to have family members visit and spend precious time together. Born on November 23, 1925 in Boston, Bernice was one of two daughters of the late Bertha and LT. COL. Adolf...
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Gerald J. Frazier

January 2, 1928 - July 21, 2020

Gerald J. Frazier, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Sunrise at Lynnfield, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at age 92. Gerald was born in Somerville on January 2, 1928, the last remaining of 10 children of the late Edward C. Frazier and Mary R. (Peers) Frazier. Raised and educated in Medford, Gerald served his country faithfully in the US Navy during WWII. He was honorably...
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John W. Lawry

October 28, 1924 - July 18, 2020

John W. Lawry, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2020 with his family by his side at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 95. Born in Dedham on October 28, 1924, John was one of two children of the late Clinton and Meta (Eisenhower) Lawry. He grew up in Melrose, attending Melrose High School before transferring to Hebron Academy, and then to Gould...
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Edwin H. Vickery

December 4, 1920 - July 15, 2020

Edwin H. Vickery, longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 with his family by his side. He was 99. Edwin was born on December 4, 1920 in Boston. He moved to Melrose in 1924 growing up with the Harrington's who became his family. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1938 and joined the United States Army Air Corps in 1942. He served with the 25th Bomb...
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Isabella V. (Lionetti) Tracy

July 9, 1932 - July 15, 2020

Isabella V. (Lionetti) Tracy, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at age 88. Isabella was born on July 9, 1932 in Boston, daughter of the late Carmen and Teodora (Pierni) Lionetti. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1949. Isabella worked at the Hostess Cupcake Factory for several years, and...
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Marjorie E. (Berube) Moore

June 22, 1947 - July 10, 2020

Marjorie E. Moore, Of Wakefield, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at age 73. Beloved wife of Michael D. Moore with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Daniel Moore and his wife Rebecca of Conover, NC, Michele Phillips and her husband Jay, and Stacy Wight and her husband Andrew both of Wakefield. Dear sister of Donna Hurley and her husband Jack of Chester, NH, and...
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Anthony Contarino

December 26, 1950 - July 7, 2020

Anthony Contarino, resident of Saugus, formerly of Medford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 7, 2020, at age 69. He was preceded in death by mother Carolyn Cicoria Contarino, father Anthony and brother Joseph. Survived by brother Michael, sister-in-law Marie Elena Challabi, sister-in-law Linda Oliveira and her husband Manuel. Niece Marisa Nazareno, her husband Michael and their...
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Robert C. Hong

May 5, 1924 - July 6, 2020

Robert C. Hong, longtime Malden resident, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020. He was 96. Born on May 5, 1924 in Lynn, Robert is one of eight children of the late Chung and Tai Kwai (Ng) Hong. He grew up in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. While in school, Robert was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps during WWII, serving as a sergeant with the 14th Air Force Upon his...
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Frank S. Smith

July 12, 1935 - June 23, 2020

Frank S. Smith, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at age 84. Born in Shelburne, Vermont, on July 12, 1935, Frank was the oldest of three children born to the late Rev. J. Lynwood Smith, Sr. and Jacqueline (Lanou) Smith. Raised and educated in Shelburne, Frank spent a year at Phillips Exeter...
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Heather J. (Stewart) Flynn

December 30, 1966 - June 22, 2020

Heather Jean (Stewart) Flynn, 53, passed on June 22, 2020 at her home in Andover, MA after a courageous, 18 year battle, with breast cancer. Heather was born in Lynn, MA on December 30, 1966 to Dale F. (Reilly) and R Kendall Stewart. She graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1984. She earned a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1994 where she also taught as...
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Leone Brownell Fagan

December 22, 1919 - June 21, 2020

Leone Brownell Fagan, of Melrose, formerly of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at the Arnold House in Stoneham on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at age 100. Leone (Lee) was born in Newport, RI on December 22, 1919, one of two children of the late Charles T. Brownell and Amey Leone (Arnold) Brownell. She was raised in Newport where she graduated from Newport Rogers High School, and...
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Angela Albano

December 5, 1936 - June 20, 2020

Angela Albano, resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home. She was 83. Born on December 5, 1936 in Boston, Angela is one of three children of the late Walter and Julia (Ripamonte) Albano. After graduating from Somerville High School, Angela attended MassArt in Boston. In later years, while living in Southern California she...
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Constance M. (Lee) Perry

February 16, 1928 - June 13, 2020

Constance M. (Lee) Perry, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at age 92. Constance was born in Stretford, England on February 16, 1928, the second oldest of seven children of the late Arthur and Gladys (Bradshaw) Lee. At the beginning of World War II, Connie and three of her siblings were evacuated from the...
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Eleanor B. (Wolf) Hamer

December 27, 1925 - June 4, 2020

Eleanor B. Hamer, died June 4, 2020, after living graciously with dementia for twelve years. She was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1925 to Bella and Samuel Wolf. She married Howard Hamer in September 1946 and settled in Long Branch, NJ where they raised their three children. In the early 1960s Eleanor fulfilled a life long dream to attend college and in 1968 graduated from Monmouth College (now...
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Robert G. Hughes

August 9, 1938 - June 2, 2020

Robert G. Hughes, lifelong Melrose resident, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Arnold House in Stoneham. He was 81. Born in Melrose on August 9, 1938, Bob was one of two children of the late George F. and Mary R. (nee Paterson) Hughes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1956 and was an avid swimmer at the Melrose YMCA. Bob worked as an Office Manager at the State Street Bank of...
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Malcolm H. "Mal" Allen, Jr.

July 13, 1926 - May 29, 2020

Malcolm H. "Mal" Allen, Jr., longtime Melrose resident, died peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2020, at Aberjona Nursing Center. He was 93. Born on July 13, 1926, in Portland Maine, Mal was one of two children of the late Malcolm H. and Dora E. (Oberg) Allen. Moving to Melrose with his family at the age of 6, Mal was more or less a lifelong resident of Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High...
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Virginia Shaw

June 16, 1922 - May 28, 2020

Virginia Shaw, a resident of Melrose, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at age 97. Born on June 16, 1922, the daughter of the late Howard P. Isabelle (Metz) Shaw. Virginia worked for many years as a Banking Administrator in Boston. Virginia was a longtime, devoted and active member of Melrose Highlands Congregational...
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Elaine L. (Donnelly) McDonald

July 28, 1942 - May 26, 2020

Elaine L. (Donnelly) McDonald, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 after a brave fight against lung disease, at age 77. Elaine was born in Somerville on July 28, 1942, daughter of the late John P. and Eva (Zec) Donnelly. Faced with the unexpected loss of both of her parents at a young age, Elaine persevered through life with a determined,...
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Guy Russell "Rusty" Runge

January 3, 1937 - May 26, 2020

Guy Russell "Rusty" Runge, a longtime resident of Melrose, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at age 83. Rusty was born in Reading on January 3, 1937, son of the late Carl "Chappie" Runge and Dorothy (Shattuck) Runge. A three-sport athlete, Rusty graduated from Reading High School and signed with the Boston Red Sox upon his graduation in 1956. Rusty played...
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Constance "Connie" Baumgartner

October 5, 1931 - May 19, 2020

Constance "Connie" Baumgartner, longtime resident of Amesbury, and formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with her family by her side. She was 88. Born in Boston on October 5, 1931, Connie was one of four children of the late Tom and Antonia (nee Famolare) Console. She grew up in Boston and got married to the late Philip Baumgartner in 1955. Connie and Philip...
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Stephen R. Harris

March 31, 1938 - May 18, 2020

Lt. Commander Stephen R. Harris, U.S. Navy (Ret.) a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the EN Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Monday, May 18, 2020, at age 82. Stephen was born in Melrose on March 31, 1938, the son of the late Robert S. Harris and Eleanor L. (Van Buskirk) Harris. Stephen was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. He entered the...
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Ann J. "Andy" Stevens

May 13, 2020

Ann "Andy" Johnson Stevens, 96, of North Andover, passed away on May 13, after a brief illness. She was the beloved mother of Peter B. Stevens of Rico, CO, Lynn S. Lenhart and her husband J. Thomas Lenhart of Ipswich, Jonathan A. Stevens and his wife Priscilla S. Stevens of Concord, and Jane A. Stevens of Ouzinkie, AK. She was the beloved grandmother of Amanda Lenhart and her husband Scott...
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Theodora M. "Teddy" Costas

August 28, 1937 - May 13, 2020

Theodora M. (Barlas) "Teddy" Costas, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at age 82. Theodora was born in Boston on August 28, 1937, one of three children of the late Michael Barlas and Sophie (Isogonis) Barlas. Married in 1955, Teddy enjoyed extensive travel within the United States while accompanying her husband...
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Salvatore Sicari

October 16, 1930 - May 11, 2020

Salvatore Sicari, resident of Peabody, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, May 11, 2020 at his home. He was 89. Born on October 16, 1930, in Augusta, Sicily, Salvatore was a son of the late Gaetano and Nunziata (nee Calabro) Sicari. He grew up in Augusta and got into commercial fishing. At the age of 23, Salvatore left his native land and moved to Caracas Venezuela...
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Sewell S. Hayes

February 14, 1934 - May 8, 2020

Rev. Sewell S. Hayes, of Rockport, and formerly of Gloucester, died on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rockport. He was 86. Born in Melrose on February 14, 1934, Sewell is one of three children of the late William S. D. and Elizabeth (nee Cratsley) Hayes. He attended Melrose High School before transferring to Phillips Academy in Andover, graduating in 1951....
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Geraldine M. "Gerry" Chagnon

October 20, 1934 - May 5, 2020

Geraldine M. "Gerry" (nee Collins) (Santella) Chagnon, resident of Reading, and formerly of Melrose, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody. She was 85. Born in Melrose on October 20, 1934, Gerry is one of four children of the late Albert E. and Edith (nee Brown) Collins. She grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in ...
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William R. "Bill" Scott

May 26, 1966 - May 2, 2020

William R. "Bill" Scott, of Peabody and formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at age 53. Bill was born in Tewksbury on May 26, 1966, and raised in Wakefield. After graduating from Wakefield High School, he settled in Melrose to raise a family. A self-employed businessman, Bill worked for many years in Asbestos Removal. Bill was a very dedicated father who...
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Gerard "Jerry" DeFranzo

October 18, 1935 - May 2, 2020

Gerard "Jerry" DeFranzo, a resident of Somerville and formerly of Malden, died at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at age 84. Gerard was born in Winthrop on October 18, 1935, one of five children of the late Michael DeFranzo and Isabel (Rinaldi) DeFranzo. An East Boston native, Jerry's love of baseball originated in the ballparks of Eastie while playing for East Boston...
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Janet L. Terlizzi

February 9, 1943 - May 2, 2020

Janet L. Terlizzi, of Marblehead and formerly of Beacon Hill and Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Devereux House in Marblehead on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at age 77. Janet was born on February 9, 1943 in Melrose, one of three children of the late James V. Terlizzi and Emily G. (Ritchie) Terlizzi. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School before moving to Boston. While...
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