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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

Marjorie E. (Berube) Moore

June 22, 1947 - July 10, 2020

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

December 26, 1950 - July 7, 2020

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

May 5, 1924 - July 6, 2020

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

July 12, 1935 - June 23, 2020

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

December 30, 1966 - June 22, 2020

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

December 22, 1919 - June 21, 2020

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

December 5, 1936 - June 20, 2020

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

February 16, 1928 - June 13, 2020

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

December 27, 1925 - June 4, 2020

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

August 9, 1938 - June 2, 2020

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

July 13, 1926 - May 29, 2020

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

June 16, 1922 - May 28, 2020

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

July 28, 1942 - May 26, 2020

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

January 3, 1937 - May 26, 2020

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

October 5, 1931 - May 19, 2020

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

March 31, 1938 - May 18, 2020

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

May 13, 2020

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

August 28, 1937 - May 13, 2020

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

October 16, 1930 - May 11, 2020

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

February 14, 1934 - May 8, 2020

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

October 20, 1934 - May 5, 2020

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

May 26, 1966 - May 2, 2020

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

October 18, 1935 - May 2, 2020

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

February 9, 1943 - May 2, 2020

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

May 26, 1955 - April 29, 2020

Jean (Ganey) Cunningham, a resident of Wakefield and formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at age 64. Born on May 26, 1955, Jean was raised in Salem. She graduated from Salem High School, Class of 1973, and proceeded to enter the nursing program at Salem Hospital, from which she graduated in 1976. A few years...
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Edward J. Hale

June 3, 1924 - April 26, 2020

Edward J. Hale, 95, currently of Melrose MA, previously of Palm Harbor, FL and South Windsor, CT, beloved husband for 65 years of the late Ruth (Gooley) Hale, died peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was the son of the late Ralph and Sadie (Smith) Hale and the youngest among his four sisters and five brothers. Keeping him in loving memory are his three sons and...
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Louisa F. (Bennett) McIver

December 6, 1916 - April 25, 2020

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Louisa F. (Bennett) McIver, wife of the late James M. McIver and mother of John Corbin of Melrose, MA and Khadijah Arkil-Bright of Port St. Lucie, Fl. passed away at the age of 103. Louisa was born on December 6, 1916 in Melrose, MA. She precedes the death of siblings Estelle Oliver of New York, NY, Lauretta Hill of Brooklyn, NY, and Oscar Bennet of Boston. ...
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Kenneth A. "Ken" Kartes

August 11, 1961 - April 24, 2020

Kenneth A. "Ken" Kartes, peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Friday, April 24, 2020 at his home in Melrose, MA. He was 58. Ken was born in Woburn on August 11, 1961, one of two children of the late Elaine (McGunnigle) McGoldrick, and late Patrick Kartes. He grew up in the Stoneham area, and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1979. As a child, he particularly loved...
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Ruth (Hayes) Janes

November 13, 1934 - April 23, 2020

Ruth (Hayes) Janes, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at age 85. Ruth was born on November 13, 1934 in Melrose, daughter of the late Allison and Arlene (Ford) Hayes. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, and received her bachelor's degree from Mount Ida College. Ruth worked in customer...
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Carl A. Turilli

August 18, 1940 - April 23, 2020

Carl Anthony Turilli, passed away of Covid-19 at Meadow View Center North Reading, MA on April 23, 2020, at age 79. Carl was born on August 18, 1940, son of the late Filomena (Termine) Turilli and Serafino Turilli both of whom immigrated to the United States from Italy. He is survived by his four daughters and their families. LeeAnn & Scott Soucy of Melrose, Karla & Gary Lopresti of Melrose,...
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Josephine R. (Casaccio) Camella

March 27, 1932 - April 21, 2020

Josephine Rose Camella, of Haverhill, MA, formerly of Malden and Everett, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on April 21, 2020 due to complications from dementia. She was 88 years old. Born on March 27, 1932, Josephine was one of four children of the late Edward V. and Marion R. (nee Lombardi) Casaccio. Upon graduation from Everett High School in 1950, Josephine began working at...
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Elizabeth "Liz" Coolidge

September 16, 1948 - April 19, 2020

Elizabeth M. (D'Addario) "Liz" Coolidge, a resident of Melrose and formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at the High Pointe House in Haverhill on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at age 71. Elizabeth was born in Boston on September 16, 1948, the daughter of the late Elena (Cervizzi) and Mario D'Addario. She was raised in the Jeffries Point section of East Boston and graduated from Girls...
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Glen L. Houghtaling

January 1, 1931 - April 18, 2020

Glen L. Houghtaling, a resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April, 18, 2020 at the Dexter House in Malden, at age 89. Glen was born in Fargo, North Dakota on January 1, 1931. He was raised and educated in Fargo, and entered the United States Navy at age 18. He served his country with loyalty and pride, and was honorably discharged as a Yeoman in 1953. Blessed as a...
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Hilda (Payne) Ahearn

July 27, 1930 - April 18, 2020

Hilda (Payne) Ahearn, resident of Stoneham, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was 89. Hilda was the beloved wife of the late Richard T. Ahearn. Loving sister of Edna M. Gramolini and her late husband Ernest of Malden, the late Alfred E. Payne, Ruth V. Gilligan-Roberts, Robert G. Payne, and William R. Payne. Proud aunt of Peter Gramolini and his wife Beth, James Gramolini and his...
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Alfred T. McKenney

October 2, 1936 - April 16, 2020

Alfred T. McKenney, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL and longtime resident of Melrose, MA passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the age of 83 after a brief, but valiant battle with esophageal cancer. Alfred, known to most as "Al," "Sonny" or "Big Al," was born on October 2, 1936 in Melrose. He was one of three children of the late Gordon S. and Lois (Cheever) McKenney. After graduating...
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Janet G. (Welch) Sutherland

January 13, 1946 - April 15, 2020

Janet Grace (Welch) Sutherland, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Beverly, at the age of 74. Janet was born on January 13, 1946 in Melrose, one of three children of the late John and Grace (Gowell) Welch. Raised in Melrose, Janet graduated from St. Mary's School, and from MassBay Community College in Boston with a business degree. On...
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Ingeborg "Inge" Burggraf

July 2, 1939 - April 14, 2020

Ingeborg "Inge" Burggraf, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Care One in Wilmington on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at age 80. Born on July 2, 1939, Inge was the daughter of the late Rosa Burggraf. Inge was raised in the small mountain village of Rohr, Austria where her lifelong appreciation for nature was instilled at a young age. After graduating from an Arts and Crafts...
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Nanci Anderson

October 7, 1941 - April 12, 2020

Nanci (Patterson) Anderson, longtime resident of Cambridge, and retired Owner of the Plant Works in Cambridge, April 12, 2020, at age 78. Beloved wife of the late J. Timothy Anderson. Mother of Sarah (Johnson) Diehl of Boston, and step-mother of Joshua Anderson of Manchester, Rev. Jennie Anderson of Norwich, VT and Adam Anderson of E. Wareham. Grandmother of Brandon Johnson, Duncan Anderson,...
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Kenneth W. Boyd

March 27, 1928 - April 9, 2020

Kenneth W. Boyd, longtime resident of Reading, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 92. Born in Melrose on March 27, 1928, Ken was one of six children of the late Robert P. and Dorothy (nee Preston) Boyd. Ken grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1947. Ken went on to marry the lovely Joan Woodward on November 10,...
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Carol A. Gori

April 5, 1947 - April 8, 2020

Carol A. (Roman) Gori, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at CHA Everett on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at age 73. Carol was born in Moriah, New York, daughter of the late Walter S. Roman and Lucille A. (Glebus) Roman. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton. Carol was married to Marco Gori and they settled in Malden to raise two sons...
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Edward "Eddie" Beirod

August 28, 1941 - April 6, 2020

Edward "Eddie" Beirod, longtime Melrose resident, passed away at Tufts Medical Center on Monday, April 6, 2020. He was 78. Eddie was born in Cambridge on August 28, 1941, one of three children of the late Oscar and Austra (nee Greese) Beirod. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School in 1959. In his youth, Eddie enjoyed playing hockey, and was quite good at it. Eddie...
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Nancy G. (O'Leary) Bosen

September 10, 1950 - April 5, 2020

Nancy G. (O'Leary) Bosen, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2020, at age 69. Nancy was born on September 10, 1950, one of three children of the late Francis J. O'Leary and Barbara (Hussey) O'Leary. Born and raised in Melrose, Nancy was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1968, and from Northeastern University. Nancy worked for over 40 years as...
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Barbara (Beardsley) Birch

October 14, 1928 - April 4, 2020

Barbara (Beardsley) Birch, a resident of Wakefield, formerly of S. Dennis, died peacefully after a brief battle with the Covid-19 virus, at Winchester Hospital on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at age 91. Barbara was born in Cambridge on October 14, 1928, one of three children of the late Catherine (Morrison) Beardsley and Harold W. Beardsley. She was raised in Lincoln and graduated from Concord...
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Margaret C. "Maggie" Ferrick-Manley

July 12, 1954 - April 1, 2020

Margaret C. "Maggie" Ferrick-Manley, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, at age 65. Born in Melrose on July 12, 1954, Maggie was one of seven children of the late Henry F. Ferrick and Genevieve C. (O'Mara) Ferrick. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School. In August 1983, she was married...
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Earl L. Richard

February 8, 1921 - March 29, 2020

Mr. Earl L. Richard, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at age 99. Earl was born in Melrose on February 8, 1921, son of the late Earl and Mary (Findlay) Richard. At age 19, on October 30, 1940, Earl enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II as an Air Seaman, 2nd Class. He witnessed many battles and even...
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Rachel H. (Halloway) Dunn

October 9, 1928 - March 23, 2020

Rachel H. (Halloway) Dunn, resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Wakefield. She was 91. Born in Churdan Iowa on October 9, 1928, Rachel is one of five children of the late Roger G .and Florence M. (nee Greiner) Halloway. The family moved to Jefferson Iowa while she was in high school. Growing up during the Great Depression, times...
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Aubrey Clifford "Cliff" Brown, Sr.

February 25, 1930 - March 21, 2020

Aubrey Clifford "Cliff" Brown Sr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at age 90. Cliff was born in Chelsea on February 25, 1930, one of nine children of the late James and Selena (Noseworthy) Brown. Raised near the end of the Great Depression, Cliff started working at a young age to help support the...
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Eleanor (Graves) Lyons

October 16, 1931 - March 20, 2020

Eleanor (Graves) Lyons, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at home on Friday, March 20, 2020, at age 88. Eleanor was born in Malden, one of four children of the late Sheldon and Priscilla (Glazier) Graves. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School where she met her future husband, Walter Lyons. She and Walter raised...
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Paula (Raso) Gange

July 19, 1922 - March 17, 2020

Paula (Raso) Gange, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at age 97. Paula was born in the North End of Boston on July 19, 1922, one of two daughters of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Augello) Raso. A Medford girl, Paula was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School where she met her future husband,...
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Brenda (Vuolo) Hallissy

June 23, 1940 - March 15, 2020

Brenda (Vuolo) Hallissy, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at her home. She was 79. Born in Stoneham on June 23, 1940, Brenda is one of three children of the late Anthony J. and Grace (nee DiFazio) Vuolo. Brenda grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1958. While in school she met her high school...
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James A. Mannuccia

November 29, 1941 - March 9, 2020

James A. Mannuccia, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 78. Born in Wakefield on November 29, 1941, James is one of five children of the late James A. and Marie (nee) Avila McDonald. He attended Wakefield schools, and enjoyed running and working out in his younger years. Times were hard for the McDonald family...
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Gloria K. Frazier

August 8, 1929 - March 9, 2020

Gloria K. (Olive) Frazier, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, former longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2020, at age 90. Gloria was born in Natick Massachusetts on August 8, 1929, the oldest of three daughters of Gordon and Kathleen (Pink) Olive. She was raised in Cambridge where she graduated from Cambridge High and Latin School. Gloria was married to Paul...
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Gordon S. McKenney, Jr.

March 3, 1943 - March 2, 2020

Gordon S. McKenney Jr., of Topsfield, and formerly longtime resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully with his beloved family by his side on Monday, March 2, 2020 at his home. He was 76. Born on March 3, 1943 at Fort Bragg North Carolina, Gordon is one of three children of the late Gordon S. and Lois (nee Cheever) McKenney Sr. With his father in the military, Gordon's family moved to many...
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Clinton J. Chadsey

November 30, 1946 - February 29, 2020

Clinton J. "Clint" Chadsey, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 73. Born on November 30, 1946, in Malden, Clint is one of two children of the late Ralph W. and Bertha M. (nee Campbell) Chadsey. He grew up in Malden, and as a young boy, Clint enjoyed playing pick-up games of...
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Judith A. Hernandez

February 10, 1944 - February 20, 2020

Judith A. Hernandez, of Saugus, and formerly longtime of Cambridge, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 76. Judy was born in Cambridge on February 10, 1944, one of seven children of the late Edwin and Mildred (Corlin) Russell. Raised and educated in Cambridge, she resided in Cambridge for many years and later moved to Saugus in 2006. Judy enjoyed...
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George A. Beote

December 1, 1947 - February 12, 2020

George A. Beote, longtime resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 72. Born in Salem on December 1st, 1947, George is one of four children of the late Joseph E. and Ruth L. (née Patenaude) Beote Sr. He grew up in Salem, graduating from Salem High School in 1965. After graduating, George enlisted in the United...
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Katalin Csigi

January 1, 1927 - February 7, 2020

Katalin Csigi passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 7, 2020, at the age of 93. Born Katalin Kollat in Csongrad, Hungary, on January 1, 1927, she lived an eventful life, surviving WWII and its aftermath, the brutal occupation of her country, first by the Germans, then by the Russians. Because of their participation in the failed October, 1956, Hungarian uprising in which freedom...
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Rosalind C. "Rose" Burnett

October 7, 1926 - February 7, 2020

Rosalind C. "Rose" (Risteen) Burnett, a resident of Sudbury and formerly longtime of Everett and North Reading, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 7, 2020, at age 93. Rose was born on October 7, 1926, one of eight children of the late Alfred and Helen (Hurley) Risteen. Born in Everett, Rose graduated from Everett High School and called Everett home for over 80 years. She was...
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Sandra C. Fitzpatrick

October 13, 1938 - February 7, 2020

Sandra C. Fitzpatrick, of Lynn, formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 7, 2020, at age 81. Sandra was born on October 13, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Argo) Fitzpatrick. A Melrose native, Sandy was well known and well loved by many in Melrose. While walking throughout the city, she became a familiar, smiling face that...
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Kevin J. Johnston

January 27, 1955 - February 2, 2020

Kevin J. Johnston, of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly at home with the warmth of his wood stove and his cherished dog, Cortland, beside him on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at age 65. Kevin was born in Melrose on January 27, 1955, one of two sons of the late Joseph and Claire (Abbott) Johnston. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1973, and received his...
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Jeffrey D. Boothe

June 1, 1958 - February 1, 2020

Jeffrey D. Boothe, longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was 61. Born in Cambridge on June 1st, 1958, Jeff is one of four children of the late Robert P. and Marie (Magliozzi) Boothe. He grew up in Somerville, graduating from Somerville High School. Jeff met and later married his beloved Dianna in 1991. Jeff had a strong work ethic and...
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Millicent A. (Martin) Kinch

January 13, 1925 - January 28, 2020

Millicent A. "Milli" Kinch, of Melrose and formerly of London, UK, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at her home. She was 95. Milli was born in Belvedere, Kent, England on January 13, 1925, the youngest of 11 children of the late George and Elsie (nee Trimmings) Martin. She grew up in Belvedere attending school there, and eventually joining the...
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Anna C. (Pescatore) Santorelli

December 26, 1920 - January 25, 2020

If there is a word by which Anna Santorelli will be remembered it is gracious. Throughout her almost 100 years Anna was a gentle woman, loving wife, mother and grandmother to her large Italian family. And too she was a wonderful neighbor and friend in the various communities she called home. Anna C. Pescatore was born on December 26, 1920 in Boston the only daughter of seven children to...
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Maria M.A. (Schlee) Dinjian

June 22, 1937 - January 24, 2020

Maria M.A. (Schlee) Dinjian, a resident of Reading, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Care One in Peabody, at age 82. A native of Germany, Maria was born in Bamberg on June 22, 1937, daughter of the late Wilhem and Paula (Kreuzpointner) Schlee. She immigrated to the United States in 1958 and raised her family of two children with her late husband Bob in Reading. Maria...
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James H. Powell III

October 3, 1922 - January 21, 2020

James H. Powell III of Peabody, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Hunt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at age 97. Jim was born in Boston on October 3, 1922, one of three children of the late James H. Powell and Amy E. (Spratlin) Powell. Raised in Lynnfield and Melrose, Jim graduated from Melrose High School where he excelled on...
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Robert W. Wong

November 25, 1921 - January 18, 2020

Robert W. "Bob" Wong, longtime Melrose resident passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 98. Born in Boston on November 25, 1921, Bob was one of five children of the late Edward and Helen (nee Low) Wong. In his youth, Bob enjoyed swimming, woodworking, and working on cars. He would attend Quincy School and Abraham Lincoln School, graduate from...
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Josephine G. (Joughin) Bulman

October 10, 1944 - January 18, 2020

Josephine G. Bulman, 75 of Stoneham, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her home. Josephine was born on October 10, 1944 in Malden, one of six children of the late Francis E. and Evelyn H. (nee Grover) Joughin. She grew up in Malden and enjoyed playing with her brothers and sisters. Josephine's favorite place was home, and home was where her...
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Rita Simien

February 25, 1932 - January 12, 2020

Rita Simien, a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 87. Rita was born on February 25, 1932 in Lawtell, Lousiana, a daughter of the late Ernest and Alma Simien. Rita was a warm, caring woman who was well loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Veronica Ann...
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Marynoyes Holden

April 6, 1947 - January 7, 2020

Marynoyes Holden, 72, daughter of Dr. Robert B. Holden and Marynoyes K. Holden of Melrose, died Jan. 7, 2020 at Melrose Wakefield hospital with her family at her side. Mary had coped with serious health issues for a number of years. Mary grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1965. Her yearbook caption "Seemingly quiet…surprisingly witty" catches her personality. A...
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Joseph J. Milligan

January 4, 2020

Joseph J. Milligan, of Melrose and Albany, New York, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at age 41. Born in Melrose, Joe graduated from Arlington Catholic High School and from West Virginia University with a degree in Political Science. Joe was currently a Resident Agent in Charge for the ATF in the Albany, New York Field Office. He previously served as a Senior...
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Diane (Marcotti) Bowen

September 23, 1956 - December 30, 2019

Diane (Marcotti) Bowen, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, December 30, 2019, at age 63. Born in Cambridge on September 23, 1956, Diane was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1974. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emerson College where she met fellow...
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Domenica (Ruisi) Dealtan

September 13, 1943 - December 26, 2019

Domenica (Ruisi) Dealtan always said, if the opportunity had been available, she would have become a nurse. A woman with a big, caring heart, and a strong mindset to tackle any challenge, Domenica Dealtan truly was a gift from God and would have made an amazing nurse. After sharing love and laughter at Christmas dinner with her family, she passed away during the early morning on Thursday,...
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Marjorie Hill-Devine

March 2, 1947 - December 21, 2019

Marjorie Hill-Devine, longtime Melrose resident, died on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long illness. She was 72. Born on March 2, 1947, Marjorie is one of four children of the late Lewis and Ruth (nee Thomas) Hill. She grew up in Newton and spent her childhood summers in Salem. After earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Northeastern University and...
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David A. McMahon

April 1, 1935 - December 18, 2019

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, David Alan McMahon, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Lawrence-Memorial Hospital in Medford, at the age of 84. Born April 1, 1935, to the late Robert and Bertha (Symes) McMahon in Everett and raised in Malden, David served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 while stationed in Korea. After receiving his honorable discharge, he married...
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Madeline (Marcellin) DeSimone

October 27, 1926 - December 18, 2019

Madeline (Marcellin) DeSimone, of Wakefield, and longtime resident of East Boston passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at her home. She was 93. Born in Park City Utah, Madeline was one of seven children of the late Emil and Bernice (nee Tremea) Marcellin. She grew up in Park City, graduating from Park City High School in 1943. During WWII,...
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Elena L. Sullivan

April 25, 1923 - December 10, 2019

Elena L. (Campagna) Sullivan, of Everett formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 with her family by her side. She was 96. Born in the North End of Boston on April 25, 1923, Elena was one of six children of the late Vincenzino and Orsola (Ventola) Campagna. They resided in the North End until eventually moving to Somerville where she graduated from...
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John W. Erkkila

August 5, 1946 - December 9, 2019

John W. Erkkila, 73, of Melrose, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Malden on August 5, 1946, John is one of four children of the late John and Mary (O'Connell) Erkkila. He graduated from Malden Catholic in 1964 where he enjoyed playing hockey. In 1966, John enlisted in the United States Army, and went on to serve...
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William J. Dias

November 24, 1938 - November 29, 2019

Mr. William J. Dias, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, at age 81. Born in Cambridge on November 24, 1938, William was one of six children of the late Edward J. Dias and Hazel G. (Cox) Dias. Raised and educated in Melrose, Bill enlisted in the United States Army on November 25, 1955 and served 3 years in...
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Daniel Joseph McGinley

October 13, 1947 - November 18, 2019

Daniel Joseph McGinley, a resident of Perruel, Normandy, France, died on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the age of 72. Danny was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of three children of the late Patrick McGinley and Helen (Dugan) McGinley. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated from St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and from Penn State University. After receiving his education,...
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Irene (Lutes) Pollock

October 24, 1926 - November 15, 2019

Irene L. (Lutes) Pollock, resident of Arlington, and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Sunrise of Arlington. She was 93. Born in Old Town, Maine on October 24, 1926, Irene was the daughter of the late Walter and Jenny (nee Steves) Lutes. Irene grew up in Old Town and graduated from Old Town High School two years early. She was a cheerleader...
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William W. Potter

September 18, 1928 - November 10, 2019

Mr. William W. Potter, longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2019 at Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. He was 91. Born in Stoneham on September 18, 1928, Bill is one of four children of the late Wayne L. and Jetta (née Stevens) Potter. He grew up in Malden and Melrose, before settling in Wakefield. After High School, Bill joined the United States...
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Marion E. (Ross) Perry

September 30, 1928 - November 8, 2019

Marion E. (Ross) Perry, longtime resident of Wakefield, died on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. She was 91. Born on September 30, 1928, in Medford, Marion was one of two children of the late Kenneth and Esther (Tamlyn) Ross. She grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1946. She met and later married the late Clifton Perry, and they settled in...
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Marilyn A. (Liebermann) McComas

May 16, 1948 - November 7, 2019

Marilyn A. McComas, of Chocorua, NH, and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at her home. She was 71. Born in Stoneham on May 16, 1948, Marilyn was one of four children of the late Walter F. and E. Olive (Thorp) Liebermann. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. She attended design school, and always had a passion for design...
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Doreen E. Lam

July 29, 1947 - November 3, 2019

Doreen E. (Shediac) Lam, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at age 72. Born in Boston on July 29, 1947, Doreen was the daughter of the late L. Arthur, and G. Ida (Forcillo) Shediac. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from St. Joseph's High School. Doreen was married in 1967 and settled in Melrose...
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Dana F. McCarthy

July 18, 1970 - October 27, 2019

Dana F. McCarthy, resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2019. He was 49. Born in Melrose on July 18, 1970, Dana was one of three children of Lillian L. (Boulger) McCarthy and the late Francis H. McCarthy. He grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1987. Above all else, Dana loved his family. When he wasn't working detailing cars, which he did for...
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Lawrence G. Scott

November 15, 1944 - October 22, 2019

Mr. Lawrence G. Scott, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at age 74. He was the son of the late Robert G. Scott and Mary (Fields) Scott. Dear brother of the late Robert W. Scott. He is survived by several cousins. From 1965 to 1969, he served in the US Air Force as a Sergeant during the Korean War. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at a...
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Anna V. (Castellano) Farese

January 9, 1930 - October 16, 2019

Anna V. (Castellano) Farese, of Stoneham, MA and formerly of Burlington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 89. Anna was born in Somerville on January 9, 1930, one of seven children of the late Salvatore Castellano and Mary (Carbone) DiPerna. She was raised in Somerville, where she graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1948. She...
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William C. Holmes

February 22, 1942 - October 14, 2019

William C. Holmes known as "Bill" to friends and family, a resident of Cape Elizabeth, Maine passed away peacefully at Edgewood Centre in Portsmouth, NH on Monday, October 14, 2019, at age 77. Bill was born in Boston on February 22, 1942, the middle child of five children of the late John L. Holmes and Ruth B. (Mackay) Holmes. He was a dear brother of Pamela Fennessy and her husband Jim of...
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Deborah Hadden Gray

May 7, 1964 - September 25, 2019

Deborah Hadden Gray, resident of Melrose, passed away surrounded by family after a prolonged illness on Sept. 25, 2019, at age 55. Beloved wife of David J. Gray with whom she shared 20 years of marriage. Proud mother of William "Liam" H. Gray and Collin J. Gray. Adored daughter of Craig and Joan (Gill) Hadden of Barnard, VT, and daughter-in-law of Carolyn R. Gray and the late Jack Gray of...
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Elaine F. Erickson

December 6, 1944 - September 17, 2019

Elaine F. (Theodore) Erickson, resident of Melrose, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at age 74. Born in Boston on December 6, 1944, she was one of six children of the late Nicholas Theodore and Michelina (D'India) DeRuosi and her late husband Peter. She was raised in East Boston where she met her husband, Thomas Erickson, and they raised a family in Everett, before calling...
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Berton R. Wilson

July 25, 1929 - September 12, 2019

Mr. Berton Wilson, lifelong resident of Melrose, died on Thursday, August 12, 2019 at the Dexter House in Malden. He was 90. Berton was born on July 25, 1929 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Joseph and Maude (Thurba) Wilson. He grew up in Melrose and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Machine Operator and enjoyed building model boats. ...
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Donald A. Batson

April 3, 1929 - September 12, 2019

Mr. Donald A. Batson, a resident of W. Newbury and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Newburyport on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at age 90. Born in Bath, Maine on April 3, 1929, Don was one of three sons of the late Linwood T. and Edna M. (Sprague) Batson. He was raised in Somerville where he graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1947. Don proudly served in the US Army...
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Beatrice Towner (Flagg) Wadland

February 12, 1922 - September 9, 2019

Beatrice Towner (Flagg) Wadland, lifelong Melrose resident, died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Judy, in Wakefield on Monday September 9, 2019. She was 97. Born on February 12, 1922 in Melrose, Beatrice is one of two children of the late Arthur Samuel and Glenna Beatrice (Towner) Flagg. She graduated with the class of 1939 from Melrose High School, and attended Boston University,...
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David O. Thistle

February 23, 1950 - September 6, 2019

David O. Thistle, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly on September 6, 2019. David was born in Melrose on February 23, 1950, one of two children of the late Oliver and Effie M. (Smith) Thistle. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving honorably in Vietnam in a secure communications role...
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Doris J. (Scisinger) DeAmicis

February 6, 1925 - September 6, 2019

Mrs. Doris J. (Scisinger) DeAmicis, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019, at age 94. Doris was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 6, 1925, daughter of the late Dewey E. Scisinger and Helen (Frasher) Perry. Raised in Mansfield, OH, she graduated from Mansfield High School, Class of 1943 and from Bowling Green University in 1947. After several years...
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Lillian Grace Ronan

September 10, 1957 - September 5, 2019

Lillian Grace Ronan, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully in Malden on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at age 61. Lillian Grace was born in Malden on September 10, 1957, one of seven children of the late Leo J. Ronan and Lillian G. (MacMaster) Bardsley. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School and received her Bachelor's Degree from Salem State...
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Marlene J. Catino

August 27, 1948 - September 1, 2019

Marlene J. Catino, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at age 71. Marlene was born on August 27, 1948, daughter of the late Andrew Catino, MD and Eva (Villella-Billie) Catino. Marlene enjoyed sports, especially watching the Boston Bruins and had an interest in politics. She loved going out to...
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G. Fred Hayes

October 2, 1934 - September 1, 2019

George F. "Fred" Hayes, longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. He was 84. Fred was born to the late George P. and Gertrude J. (Henderson) Hayes on October 2nd, 1934 in Medford. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School in 1953. He went on to further his education at Boston University, where...
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Peter T. Snow

March 8, 1967 - August 31, 2019

Peter Thomas Snow, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 52. Born on March 8, 1967 in Boston, Peter is one of three children of Thomas and the late Dorothy (Hopkins) Snow. Peter grew up in Melrose, attending the Roosevelt School and graduating from Melrose High School in 1985. Recently, he was happy that he was able to...
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Nora Q. Waystack

March 16, 1948 - August 27, 2019

Nora (Quinlan) Waystack, a resident of Newburyport, Massachusetts and New Harbor, Maine, passed away after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at age 71. Nora was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 16, 1948, one of four children of the late Eleanor (Cuomo) and Farrell Quinlan. Raised in Sunapee, New Hampshire where her...
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