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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

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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Joseph A. Rossino, Sr.

July 1, 1931 - July 8, 2017

Joseph A. Rossino, Sr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Peabody on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at age 86. Joe was born in Everett on July 1, 1931, one of six children of the late Sebastian and Mary (DeFilippo) Rossino. Raised in Melrose, he graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1950, and received an Economics degree from Boston College, then his Master's...
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Nancy Bingham Leverich

April 21, 1934 - July 6, 2017

Nancy Bingham Leverich, of Melrose, Massachusetts, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Home, in Stoneham, Massachusetts, on July 6, 2017. She was predeceased in 2002 by her beloved life partner of 46 years, Jerry Barbara Jackson. She is survived by her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Bingham B. Leverich and Luize E. Zubrow of McLean, Virginia. Also surviving her are her dear nephew, Peter Henry...
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Margaret "Peggy" Miano

May 28, 1934 - July 4, 2017

Mrs. Margaret (Thomas) "Peggy" Miano, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at age 83. Margaret was born in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Manuel and Helen (Gagnon) Thomas. She was raised and educated in Cambridge where she met the love of her life and best friend, Anthony Miano. They were married on November 23, 1952 and...
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John E. Huttunen

May 13, 1929 - July 3, 2017

Mr. John E. Huttunen, a resident of Wakefield, formerly of Randolph and Rockport, passed away of natural causes at home with the support of hospice on Monday, July 3, 2017, at age 88. John was born on May 13, 1929, son of the late John E. Huttunen and Aili (Ranta) Huttunen. Born in Rockport to Finnish parents, John was raised and educated in Rockport. At age 17 while at Rockport High School,...
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Edward S. Thistle

April 4, 1973 - July 3, 2017

Edward S. Thistle, of Middleton, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, at age 44. Ed was born in Melrose on April 4, 1973, the oldest of three children. Raised in Wakefield and Andover, he spent countless hours playing youth hockey in Wakefield, and later at Andover High School. Eddie graduated from Andover High, Class of 1991. Eddie, from the time he was a...
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Dorothea A. Coogan

February 27, 1921 - July 1, 2017

Dorothea A. Coogan, of Melrose and formerly a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at age 96. Dorothea was born in Malden on February 27, 1921, one of two daughters of the late John and Anne (Kiernan) Coogan. Dorothea was raised in Malden where she graduated from Girl's Catholic High School. For many years, she worked as an accountant in consumer...
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Lawrence E. "Butch" Spinney

March 25, 1945 - June 30, 2017

Lawrence E. "Butch" Spinney, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 30, 2017, at age 72. Born in Everett on March 25, 1945, he was one of ten children raised and educated in Everett. As a young man, Butch began his working career at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He began working in the cleaning department, and continued working there for over forty...
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Catherine M. "Kay" Hill

March 29, 1931 - June 29, 2017

Mrs. Catherine M. "Kay' (Silck) Hill, a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at age 86. Kay was born in Winthrop on March 29, 1931, one of five children of the late Catherine M. (Walsh) Silck and Frederick J. Silck. She was raised in Winthrop, graduating from Winthrop High School with the Class of 1950...
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Mary E. (Harris) Sohegian

May 12, 1935 - June 25, 2017

Mrs. Mary E. (Harris) Sohegian, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of North Shore on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at age 82. Mary was born in Haverhill on May 12, 1935, daughter of the late Everett and Mary E. (Verburgt) Harris. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and resided in Wakefield much of her life. Mary had simple...
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Alice (Leon) Trainor

February 19, 1919 - June 23, 2017

Mrs. E. Alice (Leon) Trainor, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Rutland Regional Medical Center on Friday, June 23, 2017, at age 98. Born in Boston on February 19, 1919, Alice was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Edith A. (Maclachlan) Leon. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. After receiving her Bachelor's degree from...
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Wayne R. Chetwynd

February 19, 1957 - June 21, 2017

Wayne R. Chetwynd, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at age 60. Born in Melrose on February 19, 1957, Wayne was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School. A small business owner for many years, Wayne worked across Eastern Massachusetts as a self-employed window installer for many years. With simple pleasures in...
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Nancy J. Christopher

August 23, 1946 - June 21, 2017

Mrs. Nancy J. (McCoy) Christopher, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Mass General Hospital on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at age 70. Nancy was born in Somerville on August 23, 1946, one of seven children of the late Peter and Mary (Nagle) McCoy. Raised and educated in Somerville, Nancy married the late John Christopher and settled in Melrose to...
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Lawrence D. Urban

February 24, 1945 - June 20, 2017

Lawrence D. Urban, a resident of Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on June 20, 2017, at age 72. Born in Boston on February 24, 1945, Larry was one of five children of the late Stephen and Natalie (Harson) Urban. Shortly after graduating from Melrose High School with the Class of '63, he served four years in the US Air Force and was deployed as an aircraft ground support technician...
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Gilda E. D'Amico

May 26, 1929 - June 18, 2017

Gilda E. (Tontodonato) D'Amico, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered peacefully into rest surrounded by family, friends, and music at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at age 88. Gilda was born in Boston on May 26, 1929, one of two children of the late Nicholas and Anna (Pietrella) Tontodonato. Raised and educated in East Boston, Gilda was married and settled in Melrose...
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Joseph H. Murray, Jr.

April 11, 1925 - June 15, 2017

Joseph H. Murray, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, entered peacefully into rest at the Meadow View Center in North Reading on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at age 92. Joseph was born in Boston on April 11, 1925, one of two children of the late Joseph H. Murray, Sr., and Helen (Doherty) Murray. Raised and educated in Dorchester, Joe entered the United States Army with his parents permission at...
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Constance J. "Connie" Rice

February 13, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Mrs. Constance J. (Wilson) "Connie" Rice, of Melrose and formerly of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at age 89. Constance was born in Medford on February 13, 1928, one of two daughters of the late Harry E. and Dorothy (Gordon) Wilson. Constance was raised in Medford where she graduated from Medford...
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Christine Spada

October 26, 1946 - May 26, 2017

Christine (Thompson) Spada, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Friday, May 26, 2017, at age 70. Christine was born in Somerville on October 26, 1946, daughter of the late Earl E. Thompson and Catherine (O'Gorman) Thompson. As the youngest of six children, Christine was raised in a close-knit family. She graduated from high school,...
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Beverly (Blanchard) Steer

August 15, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Mrs. Beverly (Blanchard) Steer, of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Danvers on Friday, May 19, 2017, at age 92. Beverly was born in Boston on August 15, 1924, one of two children of the late Raymond H. Blanchard and Evelyn (Tracy) Blanchard. Raised in Melrose, Beverly graduated with the Class of 1942 from Melrose High School where she met future husband, Robert E. Steer. They were married...
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Barbara A. Longmuir

January 28, 1923 - May 17, 2017

Mrs. Barbara A. (Leary) Longmuir, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Goffstown, NH on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at age 94. Barbara was born in Somerville on January 28, 1923, one of five children of the late Walter Leary and Hilda (Friel) Leary. Raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High School, married William M. Longmuir, Jr. and settled in...
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William J. Kane

May 9, 1944 - May 14, 2017

William J. Kane, a resident of Revere, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at age 73. Bill was born in Charlestown on May 9, 1944, one of eight children of the late Joseph Kane and Theresa (Harrigan) Kane. Raised in Charlestown, he attended Charlestown schools and had a spirited and eventful youth. He was married on September 28, 1984 to Linda Lockhart, and settled down...
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Thomas S. Balcom

November 26, 1931 - May 13, 2017

Captain Thomas S. Balcom, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Genesis Wakefield Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at age 85. Tom was born in Boston on November 26, 1931, son of the late Thomas M. Balcom and Susan T. (Perry) Balcom Haskell. He was raised in East Boston where he graduated from East Boston High School. He was married in 1954 to Barbara A. Morse and settled...
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Florence (Oakes) "Flo" Hutchinson

February 10, 1938 - May 10, 2017

Mrs. Florence (Oakes) "Flo" Hutchinson, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at age 79. Florence was born in Gloucester on February 10, 1938, one of two children of the late Gardner W. Oakes and F. Gertrude (Firth) Oakes. Raised in Gloucester and Melrose, Florence graduated from Melrose High School, Class of...
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Joan C. (Knight) McGeoch

November 5, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Joan C. (Knight) McGeoch, a lifelong resident of Melrose and Cotuit, passed away peacefully in Melrose under the care of her loving family on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at age 85. Joan was born in Boston on November 5, 1931, daughter of the late Hugh and Ruth (Driver) Knight. Raised in Melrose, Joan was a member of the Melrose High School Class of 1949, and received her Associates Degree in...
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Kathleen R. Corso D'Aloisio

July 20, 1935 - May 10, 2017

Mrs. Kathleen R. (Deary) Corso D'Aloisio, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Woburn Nursing Center, at age 81. Kathy was born in Boston, one of four children of the late James P. Deary and Rita A. (Saulnier) Deary. She was raised in the West End of Boston, graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston, and forever remained proud of her roots...
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Roscoe L. Coolidge, Jr.

October 15, 1945 - May 8, 2017

Roscoe L. Coolidge, Jr., a resident of Melrose and formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington on Monday, May 8, 2017, at age 71. Roscoe was born in Boston on October 15, 1945, one of twelve children of the late Roscoe L. Coolidge, Sr. and Sarah (Pestell) Coolidge. Proudly raised in East Boston, he graduated from Brighton High School, and served in...
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Norma (Lord) Garvey

August 5, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Norma (Lord) Garvey, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Care One at Essex Park in Beverly on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at age 89. Norma was born in Melrose on August 5, 1927, one of seven children of the late Norman and Cecile (Bishop) Lord. Raised in Melrose, Norma graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1945 and worked as the office manager at Winchester Medical...
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Olga A. Giannetti

June 19, 1922 - May 1, 2017

Olga A. (Goyette) Giannetti, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Monday, May 1, 2017, at age 94. Olga was born in Boston on June 19, 1922, one of four children of the late Edward O. Goyette Sr. and Cesara (Cesarini) Goyette. Raised in Winthrop, Olga graduated from Winthrop High School. In 1943, she married the late Benedetto Giannetti and...
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Joseph Jafo Carriere

June 11, 1971 - April 22, 2017

Joseph Jafo Carriere, passed away at his Melrose home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 after several lengthy illnesses. Joe was born and lived in Melrose. He attended the Horace Mann and St. Mary's schools in Melrose. Joe graduated from Melrose High School and also attended the Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School, Northeastern, and Berklee College of Music. Joe, an accomplished guitarist, led his band ...
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George DiMambro

February 23, 1933 - April 20, 2017

Mr. George DiMambro, of Woburn and formerly a longtime resident of Medford, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 84. George was born in Medford on February 23, 1933, one of four children of the late Domenic and Mary E. (Ashmen) DiMambro. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1951, and received training as an Electrical...
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James P. Dowd

August 16, 1945 - April 18, 2017

James P. Dowd, a resident of Stoneham, and formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at age 71. Born in Somerville on August 16, 1945, Jim was the youngest of three sons of the late John J. and Frances M. (Carey) Dowd. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. After high school he was...
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Joseph W. Clarke

October 1, 1943 - April 14, 2017

Mr. Joseph W. Clarke, a Wakefield resident, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 73. Joe was born in Boston on October 1, 1943, son of Bernice (Flynn) Shay and the late Harold E. Clarke. He was raised in Malden where he graduated from Malden High School. On May 7, 1966 he married Susan J. Taylor and they...
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Rita H. (Murphy) Smith

August 11, 1922 - April 9, 2017

Mrs. Rita H. (Murphy) Smith, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at age 94. Rita was born on August 11, 1922, one of nine children of the late Michael J. and Agnes (Howard) Murphy. Born and raised in Charlestown, Rita was married to J. Franklin Smith in 1940, and they settled in Malden to raise a family of...
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Robert J. Peters

May 26, 1938 - April 9, 2017

Robert J. Peters, a longtime resident of Melrose and proud Army veteran, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at age 78. Bob Peters was born in Somerville on May 26, 1938, a son of the late William and Leveaner Peters. Raised and educated in Somerville, Bob enlisted into the U.S. Army following high school. He proudly served his country as a Private...
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William F. Chisholm

August 17, 1929 - April 3, 2017

William F. Chisholm, a resident of Amesbury and formerly of Georgetown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 87. Born on August 17, 1929, William was one of nine children of the late Kenneth and Isabel (McIsaac) Chisholm. He was born and raised in Somerville, graduated from Somerville High School, and...
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Lillian J. Forsey

November 12, 1929 - April 1, 2017

Mrs. Lillian J. (Price) Forsey, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at age 87. Lillian was born in Chelsea on November 12, 1929, one of two children of the late S. Wesley Price and Annie (Benson) Price. Lillian was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School, and married Robert L. Forsey on June 14, 1952. They...
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Arthur T. Wolfe

March 4, 1932 - March 27, 2017

Arthur T. Wolfe, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 27, 2017, at age 85. Arthur was born at home in Everett on March 4, 1932, one of seven children of the late Earl F. and Jennie M. (Vaughan) Wolfe. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. While working at Spencer's Gas...
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Caroline H. "Carol" Balcom

March 17, 1927 - March 25, 2017

Mrs. Caroline H. "Carol" Balcom, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Country Center for Rehabilitation in Newburyport on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at age 90. Carol was the beloved wife of the late Lincoln B. Balcom whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Lynne M. Balcom Smith and her husband Peter Smith of West Newbury. Sister of the late Howard Hathaway....
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Louise E. McGuinness

July 12, 1946 - March 24, 2017

Mrs. Louise E. (Berg) McGuinness, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Friday, March 24, 2017, at age 70. Louise was born in Melrose on July 12, 1946, one of three daughters of the late Henning E. Berg and Ethel C. (Littlefield) Berg. She was raised in Malden, attended Malden schools, and graduated from the Mansfield Beauty Academy. On...
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Anne "Sandy" Swenson

May 16, 1939 - March 23, 2017

Mrs. Anne "Sandy" (Lovell) Swenson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 77. Sandy was born on May 16, 1939 in Waterville, Maine, daughter of the late Philip R. Lovell and Elizabeth (Thomas) Lovell. She was raised in Maine where she graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1957. She...
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Mary Louise Norton

November 10, 1930 - March 22, 2017

Mary Louise (Ells) Norton, of Vero Beach, FL., passed away on March 22, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Richard F. Norton. Mary Louise was a former resident of Cape Cod and Malden, and had worked for 32 years in the State College System for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She retired as director of financial aid after having worked at Boston State College and Massachusetts Maritime...
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Robert A. Dinjian

March 20, 1935 - March 22, 2017

Robert A. Dinjian, a resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Winchester Hospital, at age 82. Bob was born in Boston on March 20, 1935, son of the late N. Evelyn (Fasci) and Astor S. Dinjian. He was raised in the South End of Boston where he graduated from high school. He received his Bachelor's degree from Wentworth Institute and worked as an insulation...
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Kathleen (Edgerly) Clark

June 5, 1951 - March 14, 2017

Kathleen (Edgerly) Clark, a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at age 65. Kathy was born in Queens, New York on June 5, 1951, one of four daughters of the late Charles E. and Dorothy A. (Demore) Edgerly. She was raised and educated in North Merrick on Long Island, NY where her love of the beach and the outdoors was...
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Carl "Rick" Mockler

December 28, 1940 - March 14, 2017

Carl "Rick" Mockler, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at age 76. Rick was born on December 28, 1940 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, one of two sons of the late Richard Mockler and Ann L. (Hold) Mockler. He was raised in Cedar Grove, NJ, and following graduation from high school began his service in the United States...
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Dorothy M. "Candi" Sieswerda

August 22, 1946 - March 12, 2017

Dorothy M. "Candi" (Hilton) Sieswerda, of Staten Island, NY, and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at age 70. Dorothy was born in Boston on August 22, 1946, one of three children of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Hughes) Hilton. Raised in East Boston, she attended E. Boston High School, and began...
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James D. Fox

December 2, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Reverend James D. Fox, of Melrose and longtime Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Woburn, at age 82. James was born in the small village of Marshallville, Ohio on December 2, 1934, one of two sons of the late Rollie O. Fox and Josephine (Henderlong) Fox. He was raised on a farm in Canal Fulton, Ohio where he graduated from Canal Fulton High...
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David E. Newell

May 28, 1931 - February 24, 2017

Dave Newell, 85, a longtime resident of Melrose died at home on February 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He enjoyed a full and active life until experiencing serious health issues for the past 3 years. Throughout these struggles, he never complained and always remarked how lucky he was and what a wonderful life he had. Dave was born in West Roxbury on May 28, 1931. He enjoyed a...
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Louise Ridlon

September 23, 1926 - February 23, 2017

Louise (Withee) Ridlon, a resident of Acton and formerly of Bridgewater and Melrose, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at age 90. Louise was born in Somerville on September 23, 1926, one of two children of the late Eugene Withee and Sara K. (Brison) Withee. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1944. Shortly...
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Clifton L. "Cliff" Trethewey, Jr.

December 22, 1965 - February 20, 2017

Clifton L. "Cliff" Trethewey, Jr., a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 20, 2017, at age 51. Born in Worcester on December 22, 1965, Cliff was raised in Westboro and graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Class of 1984. He matriculated to Nichols College where he lettered in football and lacrosse and received his bachelor's degree in 1984....
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John P. Ranlett

July 9, 1932 - February 16, 2017

John P. Ranlett, a resident of Reading and formerly of Stoneham, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington, at age 84. John was born in Malden on July 9, 1932, one of four children of the late Lloyd A. Ranlett and Lois N. (Putnam) Ranlett. He was raised in Stoneham where he graduated from Stoneham High School. He was then appointed to West Point but due...
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Robert H. Maiella

November 11, 1923 - February 8, 2017

Mr. Robert H. Maiella, of Woburn and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at age 93. Robert was born in Everett on November 11, 1923, one of eight children of the late Giuseppe and Anita (Vardaro) Maiella. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1941. He received training from the...
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Kerri Mary Scott

November 28, 1994 - February 6, 2017

Kerri Mary Scott, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 6, 2017, at age 22. Born on November 28, 1994, Kerri was raised and educated in Melrose where she had many friends. A bubbly young lady, Kerri was always smiling and laughing about something. She was an honest, straight shooter who never hesitated to tell you how she felt. Kerri was an animal...
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Janet M. (Janiak) Winam

June 15, 1920 - February 5, 2017

Janet M. (Janiak) Winam, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at age 96. Janet was born in Manchester-By-The-Sea on June 15, 1920, one of five children of the late Stephen Janiak and Viola (Bareskwa) Jasiak. She was married in 1942 to Charles V. Winam, Jr. in Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida and settled in Melrose...
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John F. Crowley

May 8, 1927 - February 4, 2017

John F. Crowley, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at age 89. John was born in Somerville on May 8, 1927, one of two children of the late Dennis F. Crowley and Nellie E. (Boyd) Crowley. A "Townie," John was forever proud of his roots growing up in Charlestown. After graduating from high school, he served his country in the US Marine Corps...
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Eric C. Spada

October 9, 1969 - February 3, 2017

Eric C. Spada, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, February 3, 2017, at age 47. One of two sons, Eric was born in Winchester on October 9, 1969 and raised and educated in Melrose. He enjoyed working as a carpenter for Armor Door and Lock in Malden for several years. Eric was a family oriented man who was happiest spending time at home in Melrose. He...
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Robert A. Miller

February 22, 1943 - February 2, 2017

Robert A. Miller, a resident of West Yarmouth, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on February 2, 2017, at age 73. Bob was born in Stoneham on February 22, 1943, the son of the late Robert C. Miller, Jr. and Catherine (Major) Miller. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and entered the United States Coast Guard. A proud veteran, Bob...
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Veronica C. Vaughn

October 22, 1922 - February 1, 2017

Veronica C. Vaughn, age 94, a 70 year resident of Medford, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on October 22, 1922 in Revere, she was the third child of the late Frederick and Emily (King) Bertelsen. Veronica "Ronnie" was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She spent her early...
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William W. "Bill" Tomer

November 12, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Mr. William W. "Bill" Tomer, a resident of Harwich and Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Arden Courts Assisted Living in Pikesville, Maryland at age 96. Born in Melrose on November 12, 1920, William was one of two sons of the late William A. and Alice (Wheeler) Tomer. He graduated from Melrose High School and Kimball Union Prep School...
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Edward F. Kelly

November 21, 1940 - January 23, 2017

Mr. Edward F. Kelly, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 23, 2017, at age 76. Edward was born in Melrose on November 21, 1940. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and proudly entered the service in February of 1958. Ed was an Airman in the United States Navy during the initial stages of the Vietnam War. He also served...
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Margaret B. (Conley) McNulty

March 20, 1930 - January 18, 2017

Mrs. Margaret B. (Conley) McNulty, of Mantoloking and Mahwah, New Jersey passed away peacefully in Melrose, Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at age 86. Margaret was born in Glens Falls, New York on March 20, 1930, one of two daughters of the late Edward and Mary (Washburn) Conley. Raised and educated in Fort Ann, New York, a short drive to Lake George, Margaret enjoyed the lakes...
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Frederick P. Eisenbiegler

December 2, 1925 - January 12, 2017

Mr. Frederick P. Eisenbiegler, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at age 91. Fred was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 2, 1925, one of three sons of the late Frederick P. and Emma A. (Adler) Eisenbiegler. Raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Fred graduated from Midwood High School in 1943. He served his country honorably in the US...
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Michele Charbonier

February 26, 1967 - January 8, 2017

Michele Charbonier, a resident of Winchester and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at age 49. Michele was born in Malden, one of two children of the late Alfred P. Charbonier, and Elaine D. (McLaughlin) Charbonier. She was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1985. She was married to Stephen Mazzola...
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Marilyn E. Roaf

February 26, 1924 - January 5, 2017

Marilyn E. (Olson) Roaf, of Yarmouth, Maine, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Yarmouth on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at age 92. Marilyn was born in Melrose on February 26, 1924, one of four children of the late Wesley H. Olson and Bernice (Young) Olson. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School...
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Concetta "Connie" Robinson

February 14, 1934 - January 4, 2017

Mrs. Concetta "Connie" (Rombola) Robinson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the age of 82. Born on February 14, 1934, Connie was one of two daughters of the late Ferdinand and Rosa Rombola. She was raised near the coastline of Long Island Sound in Harrison, New York. Connie was a graduate of Harrison High School where...
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Ann M. Dawson

May 29, 1929 - December 25, 2016

Ann (Minott) Dawson, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 25, 2016 in the loving presence of her family. She was the cherished wife of William E. Dawson for 62 years, who predeceased her by less than four months. Ann was born to James and Priscilla (Ilsley) Minott in Melrose. She spent the majority of her life there, and in Alton Bay, NH. Ann graduated from Melrose High school...
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Rachel M. (McIntyre) Dunn

September 11, 1930 - December 16, 2016

Mrs. Rachel M. (McIntyre) Dunn, of Hopkinton, formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Framingham Union Hospital, at age 86. Rachel was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on September 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Roderick V. and Jessie (Breen) McIntyre. She was raised just over the Canadian border in the seaside town of St. Stephen...
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Robert M. Walsh

April 28, 1932 - December 14, 2016

Robert M. Walsh, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at age 84. Mr. Walsh was born in Malden on April 28, 1932, one of four children of the late Richard Walsh and Rose (Hodge) Walsh. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, and served his country in the US Army...
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Aaron B. Lamb

November 7, 1978 - December 11, 2016

Aaron B. Lamb, a Melrose resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 38. Aaron was born in Jaynesville, Wisconsin on November 7, 1978 and was raised in Madison, WI where he graduated from high school. Aaron graduated from Northwestern University, Class of 2001 and continued his education at Harvard Law School where he graduated...
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Maryalice Leach

July 18, 1921 - December 6, 2016

Mrs. Maryalice Leach, a longtime Melrose resident, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Leach was born July 18, 1921 in Chicago, daughter of the late Edward Fargo and Mary (Karl) Fargo. She was raised in Wakefield and Medford, and graduated from Medford High School. She proudly served as a Navy WAVE during World War II before pursuing her...
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Wayne J. Price

August 31, 1966 - December 4, 2016

Wayne J. Price, an Everett resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, at age 50. Wayne was born in Saugus, one of two sons of the late Marie J. Robillard and John E. Price. His childhood began in Peabody before the family moved to Billerica where he was a graduate of Shawsheen Valley Tech. Wayne had lived the last 20 years in...
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Barbara Stanton

October 23, 1930 - December 4, 2016

M. Barbara (Torian) Stanton, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 4th 2016 with her family by her side. Barbara was born in Stoneham, on October 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Esther A. and Manoog Torian. She was the wife of the late Elmer N. Stanton with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. She is survived by her five devoted daughters, Sherryl Sants of Walpole,...
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Beverly "Bev" Ames

January 9, 1937 - December 4, 2016

Beverly M. (Ware) "Bev" Ames, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at age 79. Born on January 9, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Stanley P. and Hazel (Woodcock) Ware. Bev was born and raised in Everett, and was an Everett High School graduate. On July 5, 1980, she married her soul mate and husband the...
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Norma R. Billington

August 13, 1922 - December 3, 2016

Norma R. (Duncan) Billington, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at age 94. Norma was born in Everett on August 13, 1922, one of three children of the late Stuart Duncan and Frances (Marston) Duncan. Raised and educated in Everett, she received training to be a Registered Nurse from...
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Rose M. (Serino) Storlazzi

April 22, 1921 - November 17, 2016

Rose M. (Serino) Storlazzi, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Daniels House in Reading on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at age 95. Rose was born in Revere on April 22, 1921, one of five children of the late Carmine and Angelina Serino. She was raised in Revere before moving to Melrose where she attended from Melrose High School. Growing up during the Depression,...
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Eleanor G. (Virgin) Abbott

July 4, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Mrs. Eleanor G. (Virgin) Abbott, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, November 14, 2016, at age 93. Born on the 4th of July in 1923 in Lynn, Eleanor was one of five children of the late George H. Virgin and Carmen (Gardner) Virgin. Eleanor was raised in Revere before moving to Melrose with her family. In 1943, she married the late John...
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John G. Desmond

December 29, 1938 - November 14, 2016

Mr. John G. Desmond, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge on Monday, November 14, 2016, at age 77. John was born in Somerville on December 29, 1938, one of three children of the late John and Catherine (Murray) Desmond. Raised in Stoneham, he graduated from Stoneham High School and joined the IBEW Local #103 at age 18. John was...
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Kevin M. Charbonier

November 18, 1971 - November 12, 2016

Kevin M. Charbonier, a resident of Rockland and formerly lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at age 44. Kevin was born in Malden, one of two children of the late Alfred P. Charbonier, and Elaine D. (McLaughlin) Charbonier. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. ...
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Jean E. Blake

December 27, 1930 - November 11, 2016

Jean E. Blake, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Wingate of Melrose on Friday, November 11, 2016, at age 85. Born on December 27, 1930 in Malden, she was one of nine children of the late Arthur and Helen (Maguire) Blake. Jean was raised in Malden where she graduated from Cheverus High School. Jean found the call to serve God and entered the Monastery of Poor St. Clare in...
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Frances Stickney

January 17, 1923 - November 10, 2016

L. Frances (Neal) Stickney, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at age 93. Frances was born in Saugus on January 17, 1923, one of five children of the late Charles and Ada (Hooper) Neal. Raised in Saugus, Frances graduated from Saugus High School with the Class of 1941, and raised her own family in Saugus. Frances was married on April 11, 1947 to Alwyn...
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Anne N. Hubbard

June 3, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Anne N. Hubbard, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away peacefully at Genesis at Wakefield on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at age 86. Anne was born in Boston on June 3, 1930, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Rosemary (Malone) Hubbard. A Somerville native, Anne graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1946. She settled in Medford, and began a career in banking at age 19....
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