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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

Eileen (Renwick) Eddy

October 31, 1930 - November 29, 2021

Eileen (Renwick) Eddy, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brightview Concord River in Billerica on Monday, November 29, 2021, at age 91. Eileen was born on October 31, 1930 in Boston, one of three children of the late George and Edith (Shipston) Renwick. Raised in W. Roxbury, she graduated from Roslindale High School and began a working career at Shawmut Bank for...
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Dorothy J. (Harry) Feyler

February 19, 1936 - November 29, 2021

Dorothy J. (Harry) Feyler, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at Ledgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beverly on Monday, November 29, 2021, at age 85. Dorothy was born in Everett on February 19, 1936, one of two children of the late Alexander D. Harry and Melinda (McDonald) Harry. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School. On October 24,...
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Lucas 'Luke' Ahrens

December 20, 1990 - November 28, 2021

Lucas (Luke) Ahrens, a passionate park ranger and loving husband, passed away unexpectedly at age 30 on Sunday November 28th, 2021 at his home in Trenton, Maine. He is survived by his beloved and newly wedded spouse, Rachel Ahrens (Butler); his two parents, Deborah Young and Jeffrey Ahrens; his brothers, Zack (Becky) Ahrens and Jake (Kathleen) Ahrens. Luke was born December 20th, 1990 in...
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Carole L. (Lombardi) Barbato

September 24, 1936 - November 23, 2021

Carole L. (Lombardi) Barbato, a longtime resident of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her children at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at age 85. Carole was born in Boston on September 24, 1936, one of three children of the late Joseph Lombardi and Rose (Stevens) Nazzaro. Raised and educated in Chelsea, Carole was married on November 22, 1953 to...
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Barbara L. (Sizer) Graves

November 25, 1931 - November 22, 2021

Barbara L. (Sizer) Graves passed away peacefully in the comfort of her longtime Melrose home while surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 22, 2021. Three days shy of her 90th birthday, Monday was also the 69th wedding anniversary to her beloved husband, Cliff, who passed in August. Barbara was born in Medford on November 25, 1931, the eldest of two children to the late Thomas...
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Hazel J. (Daine) Powell

March 25, 1923 - November 20, 2021

Hazel J. (Daine) Powell was a resident of Forestdale Park Assisted Living Facility in Malden for the past 21 months. She was a former longtime resident of Wakefield and then later moved to Peabody where she and her husband resided for 26 years. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. She was 98. Hazel was born in Peru, Indiana on...
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Dorothy R. "Dotty" Grossman

October 23, 1938 - November 17, 2021

Dorothy R. "Dotty" Grossman, a resident of Billerica, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 after a brief illness, at age 83. Dorothy was born October 23,1938, in Cambridge, daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Kirshen) Grossman. Lovingly known as "Dotty," she was the beloved sister of Michael Grossman and his wife Adrienne of San Diego, CA and the loving aunt to David of CA,...
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Oyeyebi 'Margaret' Molokwu

July 14, 1944 - November 12, 2021

God cannot be everywhere…. so he created mothers! No truer words accurately describe the person so many of us knew and loved. Princess Oyeyebi 'Margaret' Molokwu affectionately known as (Iya Dike, Mama Dike, Iya Ibo, Iya Adura, Mommy Boston) to mention a few, was born in Lagos, Nigeria on July 14, 1944, the 2nd daughter of the late Pa Samuel Oyetola Akanni of Eesa Offa and Ganho Badagry...
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Edward F. "Eddie" Kalenoski

August 10, 1942 - November 11, 2021

Edward F. Kalenoski, resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was 79. Born in Cambridge on August 10, 1942, Eddie is a son of the late Peter and Catherine (Flanagan) Kalenoski. He grew up in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He worked at different jobs in the area when he decided to strike out...
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William J. "Bill" Lamson

February 10, 1950 - November 6, 2021

William J. "Bill" Lamson, longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was 71. Born in Malden on February 10, 1950, Bill is one of eight children of the late Harold and Genevieve (Quill) Lamson. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School. He enjoyed playing football and baseball in his...
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Francis J. "Frank" Connell

April 23, 1930 - November 3, 2021

Francis J. "Frank" Connell, resident of Stoneham, and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 91. Born in Boston on April 23, 1930, Frank is a son of the late Francis J. and Mary L. (Perkins) Connell, Sr. He graduated from Charlestown High School and served honorably in the United States Air Force. Upon his...
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Gerard "Jerry" Edgar Smith

November 23, 1955 - October 27, 2021

The Massachusetts State Lottery lost one of it's best customers on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Gerard Edgar "Jerry" Smith, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 65. Jerry was born in Salem on November 23, 1955, one of two children of the late Edgar Smith and Helen (Mackey) Smith. He was raised in Beverly and graduated from Beverly High...
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Rebecca "Becky" Kresovsky

September 24, 1951 - October 21, 2021

Rebecca (Becky) Washburn Kresovsky, of Fort Myers, FL, was an interior designer, a life-long artist and friend to all. She passed away October 21, 2021 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA, after a two year battle with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma. Becky, a non-smoker, was heroically treated by the Thoracic and the Cardio Oncology teams of Mass General Brigham Hospital in...
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David W. Robertson

March 15, 1947 - October 21, 2021

David W. Robertson, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Sawtelle Hospice Home in Reading. He was 74. Born in Stoneham on March 15, 1947, he was one of two children of the late Wayne L. and Doris (Shaw) Robertson. He grew up and lived in Melrose his entire life. He was a 1965 graduate of Melrose High School. After graduation, he attended...
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Theodore "Ted" Wong

November 2, 1916 - October 16, 2021

Theodore Wong, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at home on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at age 104. Theodore was born in Salem, MA on November 2, 1916, one of five children of the late Edward and Helen Wong. He graduated from English High School, Class of 1935, and Boston University, Class of 1939. On July 31, 1949, he was married to Rose Yee and settled in Melrose to raise a family...
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Katherine L. (Lyons) Holden

November 7, 1926 - October 16, 2021

Katherine L. (Lyons) Holden, formerly of Reading, N. Reading, The Davenport Memorial Home in Malden and Sea View Retreat in Rowley passed away at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport on October 16, 2021, at the age 94. Katherine was born on November 7, 1926 in Malden, one of five children of the late Katherine (Neal) and William Lyons. Raised in Medford, she graduated from Medford High School,...
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Lester H.N. "Bud" Burnham

March 21, 1939 - October 15, 2021

Lester H. N. "Bud" Burnham, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at home on Friday, October 15, 2021 at age 82. Lester was born in Boston on March 21, 1939, the son of the late Judith A. (Nelson) and Harold W. Burnham. Known as "Bud," he was raised and educated in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1956. He met his future wife, Emelie Margeson while at...
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Donna M. (Leonardis) Hawes

March 10, 1949 - October 14, 2021

Donna M. (Leonardis) Hawes, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at age 72. Donna was born in Woburn on March 10, 1949, one of six children of the late Edmund and Conchetta (Gobbi) Leonardis. She was raised in Woburn where she graduated from Woburn High School. During her high school years, she met Jack Hawes from...
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Gordon R. Parsons

June 9, 1938 - October 10, 2021

Gordon R. Parsons, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by family on October 10, 2021. 'Gordy' was the beloved husband of 58 years to Marilyn (Voss) Parsons; cherished and loving father to Sandra Rideout and her husband Nicholas of Melrose, and Lori Marcotte and her husband James of Reading. He was loving Papa to Francis Rideout and his wife Samantha of Waltham, and Emily,...
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Richard G. Haffty

May 27, 1956 - October 7, 2021

Richard G. Haffty, resident of Stoneham, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Winchester Hospital. He was 65. Born in Worcester, Richard was the son of George and Eliza Haffty. He grew up in Worcester and later moved to Holden. He attended UMass and graduated from Clark University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He worked as an accountant at several...
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Harold G. Fiebig

January 3, 1927 - September 29, 2021

Harold G. Fiebig, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. He was 94. Harold was born in Steinkirchen, Germany, on January 3, 1927. Growing up on a farm, he developed a love of the animals, and the skills necessary to fix almost anything around the home. He came to the United States in the early 1950's becoming a US...
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James Oliver Buswell IV

December 4, 1946 - September 28, 2021

American virtuoso violinist, conductor, Grammy nominated recording artist, and educator, James Buswell passed away on Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 in Boston. He was 74. James Buswell first burst onto the music scene as the youngest soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at age seven. His musical career spanned almost 7 decades and included performances of over 100 violin concerti on 5...
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Robert M. Strickland

April 8, 1942 - September 26, 2021

Robert M. Strickland, resident of Saugus, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 79. Born in Helena, Montana on April 8, 1942, Bob is one of two children of the late Maurice and Mary (Prebil) Strickland. Bob enlisted in the United States Marines being honorably discharged in 1968. After his time in the Marines, he attended and graduated from...
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John Edwin Finigian

June 2, 1963 - September 23, 2021

John Edwin Finigian, a resident of Monroe, North Carolina and formerly of Florida and Stoneham, Massachusetts died on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at age 58 after a long battle with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. John was born in Boston, MA on June 2, 1963, the son of the late Mary G. (Kelley) Finigian and Martin Finigian and stepson of Charlotte A. (Burns) Finigian. Although his illness caused...
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Daniel D. Kelleher, Jr.

August 26, 1929 - September 22, 2021

Daniel D. Kelleher, Jr., longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 92. Born in Boston on August 26, 1929, Daniel is one of five children of the late Daniel D. and Theresa (Doherty) Kelleher, Sr. He grew up in Brookline, graduating from Brookline High School, where he played football, and ran track. He also ran the Boston...
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James F. Thompson

March 2, 1936 - September 15, 2021

James F. Thompson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 85. Born in Melrose on March 2, 1936, James is the son of the late Archer F. And Wilna (Shaw) Thompson. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill receiving a bachelor's degree. After...
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Robert H. Petitjean

August 2, 1946 - September 15, 2021

Robert H. Petitjean, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away surrounded by his family after courageously battling cancer on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 75. Born in Middlebury, Connecticut on August 2, 1946, Bob was one of two children of the late Robert and Gladys (Jessiman) Petitjean. He was raised in Middlebury, graduated from Woodbury High...
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George C. Farraher

May 8, 1941 - September 13, 2021

Mr. George C. Farraher, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at home in his sleep on Monday, September 13, 2021, at age 80. Born in Stoneham on May 8, 1941, George was one of three children of the late George P. Farraher and Frances I. (Robertson) Farraher. He was raised in Malden and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn. While working at Acme Printing in Everett, he met his...
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Helen B. Ritchey

October 21, 1920 - September 12, 2021

Helen B. Ritchey, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 12, 2021 at a N. Reading healthcare facility. She was 100. Born on October 21, 1920 in Chicago, Helen is one of two children of the late Boris and Nell (Ritchey) Demitroff. She grew up all over the south because her father was a professional wrestler. The family eventually settled in...
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Margaret A. (Kennedy) Richardson

June 23, 1953 - September 11, 2021

Margaret A. "Peggy" Richardson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 68. Born in Jamaica Plain on June 23, 1953, Peggy was one of three children of the late Robert and Sally (Marsolais) Kennedy. She worked in customer service for Stoneham Fuel for many years where she made numerous lifelong friends. Peggy loved a...
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Christine E. Paris

March 29, 1964 - September 5, 2021

Christine E. Paris, resident of Medford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 57 years old. Born in Boston on March 29, 1964, Christine is one of four children of the late Donna Jean Marie (Kelley) Paris. She grew up in Charlestown and Somerville, later graduating from Somerville High School. After starting her family, Christine...
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Geraldine M. "Gerri" Corrado

March 14, 1949 - September 5, 2021

Geraldine M. "Gerri" Corrado, a resident of Quincy, and formerly of South Boston, passed away peacefully in Lincoln on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at age 72. Geraldine was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 1949, one of five children of the late Robert A. and Marie T. (Keane) Corrado. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1967, and UMASS – Boston, Class of...
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Anthony R. "Tony" Flammia

December 9, 1933 - September 4, 2021

Anthony R. "Tony" Flammia, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away with his family by his side, listening to Frank Sinatra music, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at age 87. Born in Boston on December 9, 1933, Tony was the son of the late Antonio and Frances V. (Pierce) Flammia. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School, and enlisted in the United States Army....
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David E. Morris

August 22, 1935 - September 4, 2021

David E. Morris, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at age 86. Born in Everett on August 22, 1935, David was the son of the late Mary (Curran) and Edward Morris. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. David matriculated to Notre Dame University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in...
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Theodore W. Clarke

August 25, 1952 - August 29, 2021

Theodore W. Clarke, resident of Haverhill, died on August 29, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was 69 years old. Born in Everett on August 25th, 1952, Ted was one of two children of the late Wallace and Ruth A. (Mersereau) Clarke. He grew up in Everett, graduating from Everett High School in 1970. He enjoyed playing horn and marching in the Statesman Drum and Bugle Corps. Ted...
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Beverly H. "Bev" (Howe) Rattray

March 27, 1949 - August 29, 2021

Beverly H. "Bev" (Howe) Rattray, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at age 72. Beverly was born in Melrose on March 27, 1949. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1967. She worked for several years for New England Telephone Co. and in retail at Pier 1 in Saugus. Lovingly...
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Esther P. (Donovan) Sullivan

November 25, 1941 - August 25, 2021

Esther (Donovan) Sullivan of Woburn, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on August 25, 2021. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Melrose, Esther graduated from Melrose High School and Salem State College. Esther spent her career as a teacher in the Melrose Public Schools, retiring in 2003. Her family will remember her unconditional love and...
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John J. Lava, Jr.

December 13, 1940 - August 23, 2021

John J. Lava, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Mass General Hospital, at age 80. John was born in Chelsea on December 13, 1940, one of two sons of the late John and Doris (Lavandier) Lava. Raised and educated in Chelsea, he enlisted in the US Air Force shortly after graduating from Chelsea High School. He proudly served four years in the Air Force...
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Jacqueline Russo Lynch

May 16, 1929 - August 22, 2021

Jacqueline Russo Lynch, 92, from Tolland, Conn., cherished mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was born in Winthrop, Mass., on May 16, 1929, the daughter of the late William Raymond Russo and Vivien Irene (Gill) Russo. Jacquie attended Elmira College, and then transferred to Simmons College. She graduated from Simmons College in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts in...
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Albert R. Margeson, Jr.

February 5, 1933 - August 22, 2021

Albert R. Margeson, Jr., a resident of Melrose, formerly Swampscott, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on August 22, 2021 at age 88. He was born in Everett on February 5, 1933, son of the late Albert R. Margeson and Lillias C. (Ginder) Margeson. Al was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and from Tufts University. He served his country in the US...
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Rebecca "Becky" Smith

August 30, 1921 - August 21, 2021

Rebecca "Becky" Smith, age 99, of Winchester and formerly of Melrose, died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Winchester Nursing Center, just nine days short of her 100th birthday. Born in Waterville, Maine on August 30, 1921, Rebecca was the daughter of the late Carl Robinson Green and Florence (Eaton) Green. For 59 years, Rebecca was the beloved wife and best friend of the late Howard H....
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Patricia A. (Foley) Loveless

March 17, 1926 - August 21, 2021

Patricia A. (Foley) Loveless, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester with her family nearby. Patricia was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1926 to the late John and Nora (Meade) Foley in Wakefield, where she lived most of her life. She was 95 years old. Patricia graduated from Wakefield High School in 1944. After high school Pat devoted time and...
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Daisy M. (Kelly) McBride

January 3, 1922 - August 19, 2021

Mrs. Daisy M. (Kelly) McBride of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Beaumont at Northbridge, at age 99. Born on January 3, 1922 to the late Alice (Werner) and James Kelly, she was raised and educated in Anderson, South Carolina. While working at Western Union in Georgetown, SC, she met her future husband, James L. McBride, while he was...
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Clifford H. Graves

February 23, 1931 - August 18, 2021

Clifford H. Graves, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 90. Born on February 23, 1931 in Malden, he was one of nine children of the late Ernest R. and Elsie M. (Parsons) Graves. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School in 1949. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps service...
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Steven D. Carpenter

November 16, 1956 - August 12, 2021

Steven D. Carpenter of Kingston, New Hampshire, and formerly of North Andover, passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 12, 2021. He was 64. Born in Melrose on November 16, 1956, Steven is one of six children of the late Donald L. and Nancy Fay (Habblitz) Carpenter. He grew up in Malden graduating from Malden High School where he exceled in Athletics. He played Baseball, Football, and...
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Priscilla (Queen) O'Neill

May 6, 1941 - August 9, 2021

Priscilla O'Neill, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 9, 2021, at a Chelmsford healthcare facility. She was 80. Born in Woburn on May 6, 1941, Priscilla was one of three children of the late Robert and Nancy (Finney) Queen. She grew up in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School. She and William J. O'Neill were married on April 4, 1959 and settled in...
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Paul J. Lind

September 5, 1945 - August 5, 2021

Paul J. Lind, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 5, 2021, with his wife and children by his side. He was 75. Born in Braintree on September 5, 1945, Paul was one of three children of the late Leo B. and Mary (Jackson) Lind. He grew up in Weymouth, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1963. In his youth, he loved playing sports and particularly enjoyed...
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Alice J. (Legrow) Hudson

September 22, 1921 - July 30, 2021

Alice J. Hudson, longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, July 30, 2021, at the age of 99. Alice was predeceased by her loving husband, Roy G. Hudson, with whom she shared over 40 years of marriage. Loving mother of Linda Edwards and her husband David of Wilmington, the late Maureen Tyrie and her surviving husband, William. Loving step...
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Josephine M. (Cipriano) Rufo

September 7, 1928 - July 29, 2021

Josephine M. Rufo, longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at a Peabody healthcare facility. She was 92. Born in Boston on September 7, 1928, she was one of six children of the late Joseph and Carmela (Sicuso) Cipriano. She grew up in the west end of Boston and graduated from the Women's Practical Arts High School in 1945. She enjoyed going out dancing...
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William T. "Spero" Fondulis

October 8, 1929 - July 14, 2021

William T. "Spero" Fondulis, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at age 91. William was born in Melrose on October 8, 1929, one of six children of the late Thomas Fondulis and Frances (Voyiatzis) Fondulis. A Melrose native, Spero graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947. He worked for several years before...
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Bernice Joy Blasi

November 30, 1936 - July 12, 2021

Bernice Joy Blasi, born on November 30, 1936, a resident of Winthrop, passed away at home on Monday, July 12, 2021, at age 84. Bernice was always in high-spirits, greeting everyone with a hug and made you feel seen. Her amazingly quick wit and way with words was truly exceptional. Even when telling you to go to fly a kite, she did it in a way that made you look forward to the trip! To say...
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Lauren A. Temples

December 8, 1955 - July 8, 2021

Lauren A. Temples, a resident of Melrose, passed away at home on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at age 65. Born in Melrose on December 8, 1955, Lauren was one of four children of the late Edward C. Shaw and Arlene (Alto) Shaw. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1973. Lauren resided in Maryland for many years with her family before returning to Melrose in 2013. She was an avid reader...
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Kendall D. "Ken" Smith

January 13, 1937 - July 1, 2021

Kendall D. "Ken" Smith, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021. He was 84. Born in Newton, Ken grew up in Melrose and in 1955 graduated from Melrose High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1959 and was honorably discharged in 1963. In that time, Ken married his beloved Marilyn O'Connor in 1962, and the family moved to Madison, Wisconsin during...
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Carolyn J. (Davis) Chadsey

June 23, 1947 - June 29, 2021

Carolyn J. (Davis) Chadsey, longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully with the grace and poise she always had, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, with her family by her side. She was 74. Born on June 23, 1947, in Medford, Carolyn was one of two children of the late Arthur W. and Greta A. (Ells) Davis. She grew up in Malden, graduating from Malden High School in 1965. As a child, Carolyn saw...
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Howard G. "Howie" Johnson

January 2, 1932 - June 28, 2021

Howard G. "Howie" Johnson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 28, 2021 at age 89. Howie was born in Melrose on January 2, 1932, son of the late Grant and Ruby (England) Johnson. Raised in Melrose, Howie spotted his future wife, Joanne, at a dance at the Greenwood School. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1950, Suffolk University in 1954, and...
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Philip H. Pfatteicher

October 29, 1935 - June 22, 2021

Rev. Dr. Philip H. Pfatteicher, university professor and Lutheran pastor, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, at the age of 85. Philip H. Pfatteicher was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 29, 1935, one of two children of the late Ernst P. Pfatteicher, Jr. and Esther T. (Linaka) Pfatteicher. Born into a family of teachers and clergy, Philip was a...
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Henry "Briggs" Clark IV

December 9, 1955 - June 21, 2021

H. "Briggs" Clark IV, a resident of Seabrook, NH, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home, on Monday, June 21, 2021 at age 65. Briggs was born on December 9, 1955 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Henry B. Clark III and Susan (Allen) "Dixie" Clark. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps before...
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Fred I. "Bud" Lamson

March 27, 1932 - June 19, 2021

On Saturday, June 19th, 2021, Fred Irvin ("Bud") Lamson passed away after eighty nine joyful years as the center of a large and adoring family; son Steve and his wife Tina, daughter Janis and her husband Richard, daughter Sandie, daughter Dottie and her husband Larry, daughter Diane, daughter Carrie, son Mike and his wife Lizette, stepdaughter Debbie and her husband Ed, stepdaughter Karen and her...
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Virginia J. (Emberley) Jesse

August 4, 1930 - June 19, 2021

Virginia J. Jesse, longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021. She was 90 years old. Born in Medford on August 4, 1930, Virginia is one of three children of the late Garfield and Susan (neè Murley) Emberley. She grew up in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School, class of 1948. Virginia and her beloved Leonard were married on October 6, 1951 and they...
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Eugene A. "Gene" Baldi, Jr.

June 20, 1928 - June 14, 2021

Eugene A. "Gene" Baldi, Jr., of Northborough, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2021. He was nearly 93. Born in Malden on June 20, 1928, the oldest of five children of the late Eugene A. and Florence (Butler) Baldi, Sr. He got his first job at fourteen, as a milkman's helper, on a horse drawn wagon delivering for Hood's. He worked a commercial route in the...
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Phyllis M. (Mansfield) Farrell

August 7, 1931 - June 13, 2021

Phyllis M. (Mansfield) Farrell, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at age 89. Phyllis was born in Everett on August 7, 1931, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Ferrari) Mansfield. Raised in Everett, Phyllis attended Everett High School before her marriage to John J. Farrell. Residing in Melrose for many years,...
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Julie G. Clark

June 22, 1953 - June 11, 2021

Julie G. Clark, 67, of Manchester, New Hampshire, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the High Pointe House in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She was born in Melrose, MA on June 22, 1953, daughter of Elinor (Bickford) Clark and the late Glenn G. Clark, Jr. One of four children, Julie's life was full of family. The front porch of the family home on Gooch Street was always buzzing with neighborhood...
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Delia M. Goss

March 1, 1955 - June 8, 2021

Delia M. (Powers) Goss, at age 66, died unexpectedly at home in Shapleigh, Maine on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Delia was born in Cambridge on March 1, 1955, daughter of the late James E. and Delia T. Powers. She was raised in Somerville, attended Somerville High School and received her GED from Medford High School. On April 7, 1972 she was married to Robert A. Goss. They settled in Melrose and...
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Norma J. (Gradone) Marcotti

June 26, 1929 - June 6, 2021

Norma J. (Gradone) Marcotti, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021, with her family by her side. She was 91. Born on June 26, 1929, in Winthrop, Norma was one of eight children of the late Michael and Josephine (DeNunzio) Gradone. She grew up in Somerville, graduating from Somerville High School, where she met Arthur D. Marcotti in their advanced math...
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E. Phyllis Greene

December 23, 1925 - June 1, 2021

E. Phyllis (Cheever) Greene, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully in Peabody on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at age 95. Phyllis was born in Woburn on December 23, 1925, one of four daughters of the late Louis M. and Elizabeth M. (Walker) Cheever. A graduate of Melrose High School, Phyllis was married to Richard M. Greene in 1951, and raised her family of two sons in Melrose. A...
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Mafalda Cambiotti

October 11, 1925 - May 25, 2021

Mafalda (Piersimoni) Cambiotti, resident of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. She was 95. Born in Keystone, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1925, she is a daughter of the late Concetta (Equinozzi) Piersmoni and step-daughter of the late Americo Piersmoni. She grew up in Hudson, Plains, Pennsylvania and graduated from Plains High School. When she was 14, she went to work in a...
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Nancy (Taylor) Locke

January 13, 1924 - May 23, 2021

Nancy Taylor Locke, who was born to Margaret and Myron Taylor on January 13, 1924, died of natural causes on May 23, 2021. Nancy graduated from Melrose High School in 1942 and went on to study at Katherine Gibbs. In 1945, she married the love of her life, Leonard Locke, who had been a classmate of hers. Leonard was a Lieutenant in the Army who was headed to the Pacific in June of 1945. He...
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Matthew H. Lockwood

November 9, 1972 - May 22, 2021

Matthew H. Lockwood, of Washington, DC, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at age 48. Matthew was born in Evanston, Illinois on November 9, 1972. Raised in Winnetka, IL, he graduated from New Trier High School where he starred on the cross-country team. At the age of 15, he entered his first Triathlon, and subsequently competed throughout the country with great success. He...
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Barbara A. (Williams) Milligan

December 21, 1932 - May 18, 2021

Barbara A. (Williams) Milligan, longtime resident of Melrose, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at her home. She was 88. Born in Charlestown on December 21, 1932, Barbara is one of nine children of the late James and Alice (Cook) Williams. She grew up in the Charlestown area. Barbara met and later married her beloved Sinclair Milligan. They dated during his time in the Army, and...
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Donald N. "Don" Rattray

February 2, 1937 - May 16, 2021

Donald N. "Don" Rattray, a lifelong resident of Melrose, died peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Care One in Wilmington, at age 84. He was born in Stoneham on February 2, 1937, one of four children of the late Alexander and Helen (Wells) Rattray. Raised in Melrose, he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1955, and entered the United States Navy in 1956. After serving four years, he...
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Marilyn J. (Tonks) Williams

March 28, 1933 - May 13, 2021

Marilyn J. (Tonks) Williams, a lifelong resident of Melrose, died peacefully on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 88. Marilyn was born in Melrose on March 28, 1933, one of four children of the late Alfred and Mary (Perry) Tonks. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1951. On June 10, 1956 she was married to Richard L....
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Barbara (Butler) Stone

February 8, 1934 - May 6, 2021

Barbara (Butler) Stone, formerly of Lynnfield passed away surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 87. Beloved wife of the late Robert J.W. Stone with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Karen Stone Talwar of New York, NY, Jacqueline Comeau and her husband David of Lynnfield, and Meredith Stone of Middleton. Loving sister of...
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Joan P. (Partridge) Mortimer

December 30, 1935 - May 4, 2021

Joan P. (Partridge) Mortimer, formerly of Northborough, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Peabody, at age 85. Joan was born in Clinton on December 30, 1935, one of three children of the late Irene W. (Ferry) and S. Matthew Partridge. Raised in Clinton, Joan graduated from Clinton High School, Class of 1953, and from Becker Jr. College with a Secretarial Degree. She worked...
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Vincent F. "Vinnie" Murdocca, Sr.

August 10, 1938 - May 2, 2021

Vincent F. Murdocca, Sr. a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82. Vincent was born in East Boston on August 10, 1938, one of three children of the late Peter and Helen (Polignone) Murdocca. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End, and served his country honorably in US...
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Herbert Cotterly, Jr.

May 18, 1927 - April 30, 2021

Herbert Cotterly, Jr. a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 30, 2021 at age 93. Herbert was born in Malden on May 18, 1927, son of the late Herbert Cotterly and Elizabeth Gertrude (Scheibe) Cotterly. Herbert was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1946. With a sharp mathematical mind, Herb earned his drafting...
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John F. "Jackie" Lynch

May 7, 1951 - April 28, 2021

John F. "Jackie" Lynch, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 69. Jack was born in Boston on May 7, 1951, son of the late George J. and Mary Margaret (A'Hearn) Lynch. Jack was an animal lover who cherished his dogs. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. Jack enjoyed his work in property maintenance...
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Marion (O'Neil) Bowe

October 25, 1928 - April 26, 2021

Marion (O'Neil) Bowe, 92, of Norwood passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021. She is survived by her cherished nieces Elizabeth LaRosa of Waltham , Susan Kafouse of Walpole, Marie Jones of Phoenix, AZ, and Janet Willemain of Belchertown, as well as her sister-in-law, Ruth O'Neil, and nineteen grand nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by her beloved husband of 18 years, Jeffrey J. Bowe Jr,...
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Ann M. (Daley) Delaney

April 14, 1933 - April 25, 2021

Ann M. (Daley) Delaney, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at age 88. Ann was born on April 14, 1933 in Boston, one of nine children to Irish immigrants, the late Michael and Helen (Proctor) Daley. A graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Roxbury, she was raised in Roxbury before the family moved to Medford. In...
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Lawrence J. "Larry" Cannon

January 25, 1939 - April 25, 2021

Lawrence J. Cannon, 82, born in Malden, late of Melrose, died on the 25th of April 2021. Larry is survived by Eileen Hamblin, his wife of 43 years, by his children, Chris Cannon and wife Kristen of Norwood, Nicole Cannon Doucette and husband Rob of Wakefield and Kate Cannon Cote and husband Brian of Melrose and by his brother Paul Cannon of Guam, as well as by five amazing grandchildren, Ryan,...
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Constance F. (Tomarchio) "Connie" Sarcione

February 27, 1938 - April 24, 2021

Constance F. (Tomarchio) "Connie" Sarcione, resident of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center. She was 83. Born in Lawrence on February 27, 1938, Connie was one of three children of the late Alfred and Mary (Pellegrino) Tomarchio. She grew up in Lawrence graduating from Lawrence High School. Connie worked as a Bookkeeper for Waldon Supply Company for...
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Grace C. Zinck

October 27, 2003 - April 23, 2021

Grace Catherine Zinck left her loving and devoted family and friends on Friday April 23, 2021 at home. She was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 prenatally and spent all of her 17 years bringing pure joy to all who touched her life. She was the epitome of strength and resilience, far exceeding every expectation, while inspiring those fortunate enough to join her journey. She was a friend to many, a...
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Barbara L. (Ward) Cranley

July 15, 1928 - April 22, 2021

Loving, caring, beautiful on the inside and out. These are the words that best describe Barbara L. (Ward) Cranley, of Melrose, who sadly died on Thursday, April 22, 2021 with her family by her side, with the grace and elegance she always possessed, at High Pointe House in Haverhill. She was 92. Born on July 15, 1928 in Wilton New Hampshire, Barbara is one of three children of the late Donald...
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Pauline "Polly" (Poynter) Blier

July 22, 1924 - April 15, 2021

Pauline "Polly" (Poynter) Blier, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at age 96. Polly was born in Somerville on July 22, 1924, one of three children of the late Edwin Poynter and Margaret (Fox) Poynter. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School and Westbrook College, and proudly worked for over 30 years as an...
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Evelyn M. (Thomas) Accorto

June 28, 1932 - April 7, 2021

Evelyn M. (Thomas) Accorto, a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at age 88. Evelyn was born in Cambridge on June 28, 1932, one of eight children of the late Manuel and Helen (Gagnon) Thomas. Raised and educated in East Cambridge, she married the late Pat Accorto in 1954, and they made their home in Somerville with generations of the Accorto family. From...
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Alfred R. "Al" Wong

June 9, 1954 - March 28, 2021

Alfred R. "Al" Wong, of Wakefield, and formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center at the age of 66. Born on June 9, 1954, Al was one of four children of Wing G. and Marie C. (Hong) Wong. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High in 1973 and UMass Lowell in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. He worked for Wang Labs, Digital...
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Francis J. "Joe" Sullivan

November 3, 1936 - March 27, 2021

Francis J. "Joe" Sullivan of Woburn, formerly of Melrose and East Boston, passed away after battling Alzheimer's Disease on March 27, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 84 years old. Born on November 3, 1936 in Winthrop, Joe is one of four children of the late Francis C. and Mary (Cashman) Sullivan. He was raised in East Boston and attended Boston College High School and Boston...
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Evelyn (Chalapatas) "Effie" DeBenedetto

August 30, 1930 - March 20, 2021

Mrs. Evelyn (Chalapatas) "Effie" DeBenedetto, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at age 90. Evelyn was born in Boston on August 30, 1930, the only daughter of four children to Greek immigrants, George and Diana (Primpas) Chalapatas. She was raised in Allston, graduated from Brighton High School, and from Katherine...
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Rose A. (Avola) Campanello

May 20, 1930 - March 13, 2021

Rose A. (Avola) Campanello, longtime resident of Saugus, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children on Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was 90. Born in Woburn on May 20, 1930, Rose was one of three children of the late Giovanni and Anna (Costa) Avola. She grew up in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School, and went on to work at the American Girl shoe company. Rose had...
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Eric P. Lunde

August 8, 1957 - March 10, 2021

Eric P. Lunde, resident of Melrose, passed away at Park Avenue Health Center in Arlington on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was 63. Born in Malden on August 8, 1957, Eric was one of three children of the late William O.E. and Hilda (O'Brien) Lunde. He grew up in Malden and attended Malden schools. Eric loved music and staying in touch with his friends. He was an active member of the...
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Peter D. Privitera

October 29, 1932 - March 7, 2021

Peter D. Privitera, formerly of Somerville and the West End of Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Woburn Nursing Center, at age 88. Peter was born on October 29, 1932 in Boston, a son of the late Gaetano Privitera and Josephine (Morello) Privitera. A native of the West End of Boston, Peter was raised with a strong sense of pride in his roots and maintained a lifelong...
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James E. Hynes

October 3, 1928 - March 7, 2021

James E. Hynes, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at age 92. James was born in Winchester on October 3, 1928, one of six children of the late Edwin J. Hynes and Caroline C. (Keaney) Hynes. Raised in Stoneham, he was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School. Jim began his working career in Warehouse Distribution...
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Louis C. Butler, Jr.

May 3, 1946 - March 6, 2021

Louis C. Butler, Jr., a resident of Melrose and Scituate, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at age 74. He was born in Somerville on May 3, 1946, one of four children of the late Louis C. Butler, Sr. and Bernice H. (Whitney) Butler. Raised and educated in Somerville, Lou graduated from Somerville High School and attended Northeastern University...
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Dora G. (Spinney) Little

July 9, 1946 - March 2, 2021

Dora G. (Spinney) Little, a lifelong resident of Everett, passed away unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at age 74. Dora was born in Everett on July 9, 1946, one of ten children of the late Eldred Spinney and Gladys (Ryder) Spinney. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School. Dora was married to Medford native, John J. Little...
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Aubrey C. "Bill" Tobey

September 17, 1925 - March 1, 2021

Aubrey C. Tobey, affectionately known by many as Bill, died at his home on March 1, 2021. He was born in Hialeah, FL on September 17, 1925 to Aubrey and Rose Tobey. Raised in New York State, he graduated from Albany High School in 1943 and entered the Navy's Officer Training School at RPI and then Tufts University where he met the love of his life, Cynthia Wilkshire. After they both received...
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Margaret P. (Bridges) Otis

November 14, 1935 - February 27, 2021

Margaret P. Otis, longtime resident of Melrose, passed peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was 85. Born in Saugus on November 14, 1935, Margaret is one of three children of the late Harvey L. and Ethel D. (nee Gray) Bridges. She grew up in Melrose and Saugus. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1953. In 1952 she met James H. Otis, Jr. It...
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Elizabeth G. (Kenwood) Anton

March 11, 1948 - February 22, 2021

Elizabeth G. (Kenwood) Anton of Melrose, MA passed peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the age of 72. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Neoma and John Kenwood. Beloved wife of Paul J. Anton with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Lindsey and Jonathan Pietrantonio of Melrose, and Michael and Julianna Anton of Sutton. Caring sister of...
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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. "Patti" Pottle, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, at the age of 76. Patti was born in Melrose on March 17, 1944, one of two children of the late Oliver and Marguerite (DelConte) Tarr. She was raised in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School, class of 1961. She married...
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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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