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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

Clayton E. Conn

August 17, 1922 - June 29, 2015

Mr. Clayton Elmore Conn, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at Beverly Hospital on Monday, June 29, 2015, at age 92. Clayton was born in Melrose on August 17, 1922, son of the late Clayton B., and Gladys (Mollins) Conn. Raised in Melrose, Clayton graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1941. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree from UNH, and Master...
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Lois V. Abbott

April 8, 1930 - June 28, 2015

Mrs. Lois V. (Sentner) Abbott, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House at age 85. Lois was born in Melrose on April 8, 1930, one of four children of the late Walter C. Sentner and Mina (Horne) Sentner. Raised and educated in Melrose, she married Richard E. Abbott on July 2, 1949 and settled in Melrose to raise her...
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Arthur W. Lyon

January 25, 1920 - June 28, 2015

Mr. Arthur W. Lyon, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Wingate at Reading, at age 95. Arthur was born in Worcester on January 25, 1920, a son of the late Walter M. Lyon and Edith M. (Skillin) Lyon. Raised in Boston, he graduated from the Boston Trade School where he learned the carpenter trade. Following his graduation, he served in the United States Navy during...
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Rose M. (Tassone) Piccione

April 18, 1926 - June 16, 2015

Mrs. Rose M. (Tassone) Piccione, a resident of Malden, and formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 16, 2015, at age 89. Rose was born in East Boston on April 18, 1926, one of six children of the late Ventura F. Tassone and Grace (Papasadora) Tassone. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Rose was raised and educated in East Boston. She married Pasqualino S....
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Willis L. "Will" Roberts

June 15, 1917 - June 5, 2015

Mr. Willis "Will" Lincoln Roberts, age 97, resident of Naples, FL and Harwich Port, MA, passed away peacefully at his Naples, Florida home on Friday, June 5, 2015. Will was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on June 15, 1917, one of three children of the late Harold "Busty" G. and Emma D. (Wixon) Roberts. In 1931, Harold moved his family to Evanston, Illinois where Will graduated from Evanston ...
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Purificacion (Layon) Bernacki

June 30, 1932 - June 5, 2015

Mrs. Purificacion (Layon) Bernacki, of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, at age 82. Purificacion, lovingly known by all as "Puring" was born on June 30, 1932 in Dinalupihan, Bataan in the Philippines, one of ten children of the late Victoriano M. and Teodora E. (Sandoval) Layon. She immigrated to the United States in 1978 with...
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Rita P. Scott

March 9, 1923 - June 1, 2015

Mrs. Rita P. (Hoar) Scott, a resident of Beverly and formerly of Wakefield and Danvers, passed away peacefully surrounded by the loving care of her family on June 1, 2015. She was 92. Rita was born on March 9, 1923 in Boston, one of six children of the late James P. Hoar and Anna (Claus) Hoar. She was raised in South Boston where she graduated from Girls High School. On August 5, 1944 she...
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Ann H. Cassidy

September 21, 1911 - May 30, 2015

Mrs. Ann H. Cassidy, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Ann was born on September 21, 1911 in Lowell, the oldest of six children born to the late William and Ann (Maguire) Handley. A daughter of a local construction superintendent and carpenter, she was raised in the Acre section of Lowell. She...
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Veronica A. (DeLuca) Williams

January 26, 1937 - May 29, 2015

Mrs. Veronica A. (DeLuca) Williams, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, May 29, 2015, at age 78. Veronica was born in Everett on January 26, 1937, one of two children of the late Joseph and Anna (DeSalvo) DeLuca. Raised in Everett and Malden, Veronica owned and operated two beauty shops in Everett for several years....
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Sumner H. Smith, Esq.

August 28, 1923 - May 20, 2015

Sumner H. Smith, Esq. of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, passed away peacefully at Aviv Center for Living in Peabody on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at age 91. Sumner was born on August 28, 1923 in Everett, one of two children of the late Hyman and Sarah Smith. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, and later served his country honorably during WWII in the US Army....
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Francis E. "Frank" Nestor

December 22, 1938 - May 12, 2015

Mr. Francis E. "Frank" Nestor, a resident of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 76. Francis, known by all as "Frank" was born on December 22, 1938 in Lynn, one of five children of the late Francis and Kathleen (Henry) Nestor. He was raised in Lynn, graduated from Lynn English High School, and received his B.S. degree in 1961 from UMASS –...
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Charles W. Schwarzer, Jr.

December 30, 1941 - May 9, 2015

Mr. Charles W. Schwarzer, Jr. a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 73. Charles was born in Everett on December 30, 1941, one of two children of the late Lorene E. Schwarzer and Charles W. Schwarzer. He graduated from Melrose High School and served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He met his...
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Florence E. Pike

January 14, 1920 - April 19, 2015

Florence E. Pike, a longtime resident of Center Village in Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Life Care Center in Stoneham, at age 95. Florence was born in Port Clyde, Nova Scotia one of seven daughters of the late Robert H. W. Pike and Elizabeth (MacKay) Pike. She was raised in Weymouth where she graduated from Weymouth High School, and later attained her...
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Joseph D. Amara

January 24, 1931 - April 19, 2015

Mr. Joseph D. Amara, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at age 84. Joseph was born in Boston on January 24, 1931, one of four children of the late Frank and Rose (Ruma) Amara. He was raised in the West End of Boston, graduated from Boston Technical High School, and attended Wentworth Institute. He was married on...
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Nicholas J. Tierno

July 6, 1937 - April 16, 2015

Mr. Nicholas J. Tierno, a resident of Melrose since 1967 and proprietor of Theater Service Station in Winchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center, at age 77. Mr. Tierno was born in Woburn on July 6, 1937, one of three children of the late Joseph N. and Eleanor L. (Hayward) Tierno. He was raised in Woburn where he...
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Amy W. Spollett

April 4, 1921 - April 13, 2015

Mrs. Amy (Wentworth) Spollett, a lifelong resident of Melrose and longtime social activist, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield, on Monday, April 13, 2015, at age 94. Amy was born in Melrose, one of two children of the late Benning L. and Ethel (Moore) Wentworth. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1939, and...
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Catherine C. "Kitty" Drummond

March 14, 1925 - April 12, 2015

Catherine C. (Langmuir) "Kitty" Drummond, a resident of Winchester and formerly of Wellesley, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at age 90. Catherine was born in Glasgow, Scotland, one of five children born to Christina Galloway and Andrew Langmuir. She was raised and educated in the Drumoyne Square section of Glasgow. At the age of 27 she took a leap of faith and...
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Herbert C. Brown

November 24, 1925 - April 10, 2015

Mr. Herbert C. Brown, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 10, 2015, at EPOCH of Melrose, at age 89. Herbert was born in Melrose on November 24, 1925, one of two sons of the late Herbert C. and Elizabeth (Gordon) Brown. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Brown honorably served as a US Army Typist and Cryptographic Technician...
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Paula T. (Belforte) Stewart

September 20, 1943 - April 7, 2015

Mrs. Paula T. (Belforte) Stewart, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose and Quincy, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at age 71. Paula was born in Quincy on September 20, 1943 and raised in North Quincy by her parents Ferdinand and Catherine (Zona) Petrucci. A graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1961, Paula was a resident of Quincy for 50 years. She worked with...
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Eloise B. Wellington

June 13, 1930 - April 3, 2015

Eloise B. Wellington, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly at home on Good Friday at home, as she wished, on Friday, April 3, 2015, at age 84. Eloise was born in Medford, the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Eloise (Ogden) Wellington. She was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1948. She received her B.S. degree from Boston University in...
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Diane M. "DiDi" Keefe

March 20, 1958 - April 1, 2015

Diane M. (Harkins) "DiDi" Keefe, of Merrimack, NH and formerly of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 57. Diane was born in Chelsea on March 20, 1958, one of four children of the late James and June (Wonson) Fitzgerald. She was raised and educated in Chelsea where she graduated from Chelsea High School. A Tewksbury...
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Jean Yeung Hong

March 29, 2015

Mrs. Jean Yeung Hong, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 80 years of age. Jean was born in China, a daughter of the late Fung Chun Yeung and Woon Ho (Cheung) Yeung. She came to the United States in 1955 and settled in Melrose with her husband where they raised three daughters. In her free time, Jean...
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Priscilla E. "Cis" Gray

January 18, 1922 - March 27, 2015

Priscilla E. (Sears) "Cis" Gray, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose on Friday, March 27, 2015, at age 93. Priscilla was born in Melrose, one of four children of the late Lewis and Harriett E. (Elliott) Sears. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1939. She lived her entire life in Melrose, and...
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Phyllis K. (Sheppard) Moore

May 4, 1929 - March 26, 2015

Mrs. Phyllis K. (Sheppard) Moore, of Palm Bay, FL, and formerly of Melrose and Malden, passed away on March 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Florida, at age 85. Phyllis was born in Chelsea, one of nine children of the late Frederick and Mabel (Rholand) Sheppard. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1947. Phyllis worked for John Hancock Life Insurance as...
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N. Kennard "Ken" Walker

May 25, 1924 - March 24, 2015

Ken Walker, a current resident of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose and Dover, NH, passed away with honor & dignity, peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at age 90. Ken was born on May 25, 1924 in Haverhill, 1 of 2 children of the late Nathaniel K. Walker and Marguerite E. (Currier) Walker. He graduated from Wakefield High School and then attended Wentworth Institute...
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Bette R. Holloway

December 7, 1930 - March 23, 2015

Bette R. Holloway, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015, at age 84. Bette was born in Hebron, Maryland, one of four children of the late Marion Holloway and Ruth (Rector) Holloway. Bette graduated from Nursing School at the Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, Maryland. She worked as a dedicated mental health...
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Joan L. Tufts

April 1, 1937 - March 19, 2015

Joan L. (Manning) Tufts, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at age 77. Joan was born on April 1, 1937 in Melrose, one of three daughters of the late Joseph and Ruth (Connolly) Manning. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1954 and lived in Woburn for the last 30 years. Joan enjoyed...
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Joan E. McKechnie

July 6, 1943 - March 19, 2015

Mrs. Joan E. (Cox) McKechnie, a 48-year resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at age 71. Joan was born in Boston on July 6, 1943, one of two children of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Cox. She was raised in Natick where she graduated from Natick High School, Class of 1961. She then graduated from LaSalle College in...
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Margaret R. Kezer

July 19, 1921 - March 14, 2015

Mrs. Margaret R. (Turner) Kezer, of Branford, CT, and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at age 93. Margaret was born in Malden, one of two children of the late Wendell P. Turner and Margaret R. (Thompson) Turner. Raised in Malden, Margaret graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1939, and from Colby Junior College and the...
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Millie (Hiscock) King Belanger

June 7, 1923 - March 8, 2015

Millie (Hiscock) King Belanger, a resident of Lynnfield and formerly of Melrose and Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at age 91. Millie was born on June 7, 1923 in Carbonear, Newfoundland, one of three children of the late Ingram and Mary Jenneth (Thistle) Hiscock. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School....
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Eileen M. (Muise) Olsen

October 1, 1924 - March 4, 2015

Mrs. Eileen M. (Muise) Olsen, a lifelong, proud resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at age 90. Born in Melrose on October 1, 1924, Eileen graduated from Melrose High School. She was married in 1945 and settled in Melrose. While her husband worked, she devoted herself to being a caring wife, and doting mother. She was a very active member of the...
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Grace L. Hartigan

September 8, 1918 - March 3, 2015

Mrs. Grace L. Hartigan, a resident of Sandwich, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 3, 2015, at age 96. Grace was born in Winthrop on September 8, 1918, one of two daughters of the late Jasper I. Downie and Helen V. (Burke) Downie. She was raised in Winthrop where she graduated from Winthrop High School. After getting married, she and her late...
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Sophia C. (Grasso) McCurdy

September 28, 1941 - February 24, 2015

Mrs. Sophia C. (Grasso) McCurdy, a resident of N. Reading, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Sophia was born in East Boston on September 28, 1941, daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna M. (Macrina) Grasso. Raised in East Boston and Revere, Sophia was married to Edward R. McCurdy on October 4, 1959 at St....
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William B. "Bill" Pierce

September 20, 1923 - February 23, 2015

Mr. William B. "Bill" Pierce, of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Danvers on Monday, February 23, 2015, at age 91. Mr. Pierce was born in Quincy on September 20, 1923, son of the late Vesta C. (Cogill) and Bevan W. Pierce. He was raised and educated in Weymouth where he graduated from Weymouth High School. He entered the United States Navy after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, serving as...
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Russell L. "Rusty" Johnson, Jr.

October 31, 1953 - February 18, 2015

Russell L. "Rusty" Johnson, Jr., a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at age 61. Born on October 31, 1953 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Russell was raised and educated in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School, and was married to his best friend and love of his life, Jane,...
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Marion H. (Dickman) Wilder

October 1, 1940 - February 17, 2015

Marion H. (Dickman) Wilder, 74, of Reading, Massachusetts died Tuesday, February 17, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington following an extended illness. Marion resided in Melrose with her husband, (the late) Roger C. Wilder, for many years and recently moved back to her former hometown of Reading. She was the daughter of the late Bernard S. and Helen (Pedrick) Dickman. Marion attended...
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George William "Bill" Stone

May 20, 1925 - February 17, 2015

Mr. George William "Bill" Stone, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 89. George William Stone was born on May 20, 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut, one of two children of the late Walter C. Stone and Ellen J. (Tear) Stone. Raised in Clinton, he graduated...
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Arthur C. List

November 12, 1918 - February 16, 2015

Arthur C. List, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Salemhaven Rehabilitation Center in Salem, New Hampshire on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 96. Arthur was born in Chelsea on November 12, 1918, one of two sons of the late Charles W. List and Alma J. (Culbert) List. Raised and educated in Chelsea, Arthur went to work at Woolworth's Department Store and later...
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Millie Campea

September 13, 1922 - February 16, 2015

Millie Campea, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Peregrine Landing in Tewksbury on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 92. Millie was born in Melrose on September 13, 1922, one of six children of the late Charles and Anna (Lanciani) Campea. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Millie worked as an executive secretary for the Selective...
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John Graham Goulding

July 20, 1923 - February 16, 2015

Dr. John Graham Goulding, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 91. John was born in Cambridge, one of two sons of the late Frederick C. Goulding and Ann Irene (Spaulding) Goulding. He was raised in Providence, Rhode Island where he graduated from LaSalle High School. John attended Providence College for two years before his...
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Catherine E. "Katie" Alkins

November 26, 1921 - February 9, 2015

Mrs. Catherine E. "Katie" (Birmingham) Alkins, of Brentwood, NH, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on Monday, February 9, 2015, at age 93. Catherine was born in Lynn on November 26, 1921, one of four daughters of the late Patrick J. and Mary Margaret (Monahan) Birmingham. She was raised in Lynn, and graduated from Lynn English High School. On November 15...
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Charlotte (Tura) Cahill

April 19, 1920 - February 8, 2015

Mrs. Charlotte (Tura) Cahill, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, at age 94. Mrs. Cahill was born in Saugus, the oldest of eight children of the late Charles and Mildred (Curtis) Tura. She graduated from the Boston City Hospital Nursing School in 1941 and earned a BS in Nursing from St. Xavier College in ...
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Vincenza (Yovino) Canning

April 8, 1930 - February 8, 2015

Vincenza (Yovino) Canning, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Genesis at Wakefield Center on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at age 84. Vincenza was born in Boston, one of four children of the late Joseph Yovino and Rose (Montelepre) Yovino. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant in the healthcare field. A self taught, progressive woman, Vincenza was into...
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Fannie (Levine) Travis

June 21, 1922 - February 8, 2015

Mrs. Fannie (Levine) Travis, of Brooklyn, New York, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 92. Fannie was born and raised in Brooklyn, one of nine children of the late Frank Levine and Rose (Heller) Levine. She served her country honorably as an Army nurse during World War II. She married Elias Travis on December 26, 1948 and was the...
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Giles Alden Gardner

October 19, 1927 - February 6, 2015

Giles A. Gardner, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 87. Giles was born in Stoneham, one of three sons of the late Andrew H. and Christine (Miller) Gardner. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947. On September 22, 1951, he married Joan Batchelder who was a fellow MHS ...
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Leonard J. Jesse

May 29, 1928 - February 4, 2015

Mr. Leonard J. Jesse, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at age 86. Mr. Jesse was born in Malden on May 29, 1928, one of two sons of the late Leonard Jesse, Jr. and Helena (Bax) Jesse. Raised in Everett, he was a graduate of Everett High School and served his country honorably in the US Navy during...
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Eleanor M. Murray

November 20, 1924 - February 3, 2015

Mrs. Eleanor M. (Gibbons) Murray, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away at the Golden Living Center – The Elmhurst on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at age 90. Eleanor was born in Melrose on November 20, 1924, one of two daughters of the late Arthur F. and Harriette (Hauman) Gibbons. Raised in Melrose, Eleanor graduated from Melrose High School. She worked as a clerk for Malden Trust Co....
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Phyllis M. Hilton

August 20, 1922 - February 2, 2015

Mrs. Phyllis M. (Hatch) Hilton, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Haverhill on Monday, February 2, 2015, at age 92. Phyllis was born in Boston on August 20, 1922 and raised in Melrose by her grandparents the late Clayton W. Hatch and Lydia M. (Nickerson) Hatch. Phyllis was a strong, creative person who was always active. She owned and...
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E. Ellen Robinson

February 11, 1937 - February 2, 2015

Mrs. E. Ellen (Sills) Robinson, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, February 2, 2015, at age 77. Ellen was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on February 11, 1937, one of two children of the late Ernest and Alta (Worthman) Sills. She was raised in Ft. Wayne where she graduated from high school, and settled to raise a family of two sons. She and her...
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Jacquelyn R. Ehlert

September 11, 1933 - February 1, 2015

Jacquelyn R. "Jackie" Ehlert, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 81. Jackie was born in Melrose, a daughter of the late Herman F. Ehlert and Ruth G. (Ford) Ehlert. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Jackie worked as a Secretary in human services for many years. Jackie was a longtime...
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David J. Bluette

October 23, 1935 - January 31, 2015

David J. "Dave" Bluette, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Tufts Medical Center on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at age 79. Dave was born in Boston on October 23, 1935, son of the late David J. and Alice (Coyne) Bluette. Raised on Beacon Hill in Boston, Dave graduated from Boston English School. He met Pauline P. Riopel who was working as a...
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Ellen F. McGrath

July 12, 1927 - January 25, 2015

Mrs. Ellen F. (Lewis) McGrath, of Framingham, formerly of Pepperell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at age 87. Ellen was born in Cambridge on July 12, 1927, one of two daughters of the late Richard N. and Ellen (Bradley) Lewis. She was raised in Somerville, where she graduated from St. Joseph's High School. In 1948, she married John J. McGrath, Jr. at St. Joseph's Church...
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Michael J. Ouimette

April 14, 1960 - January 23, 2015

Michael John Ouimette, age 54, of Everett and formerly longtime of Southampton, passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 23, 2015. One of six sons, Michael was born on April 14, 1960 in Southampton and raised in Southampton. He attended Western New England College and the Boston Architectural College. A carpenter by trade, he appreciated fine finish...
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Cynthia "Cindy" Jencks

August 14, 1936 - January 9, 2015

Cynthia A. "Cindy" (Hughes) Jencks, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 9, 2015, at age 78. Lovingly known as Cindy she was born in Stoneham, one of three daughters of the late George and Doris E. (Donnelly) Hughes. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, and was proud to call Melrose home. Cindy enjoyed...
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Martha L. "Marty" Ashman

May 21, 1925 - January 8, 2015

Mrs. Martha L. (Martel) "Marty" Ashman, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at age 89. Martha was born in Chelsea on May 21, 1925, one of four children of the late Albin and Sylvia (Cuskey) Martel. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident of Melrose. She worked in Boston at State...
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Edna K. Harding

August 2, 1931 - December 20, 2014

Edna K. Harding, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at EPOCH of Melrose on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at age 83. Edna was born on August 2, 1931 in Malden, daughter of the late Charles I. and Edna M. (McGrath) Harding. Raised and educated in Malden, Edna lived in Malden most of her life. She worked as a Secretary for Dr. Myer Feingold in Malden, and for Cunningham Grain...
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John A. "Jack" DeLeire

July 18, 1932 - December 18, 2014

Mr. John A. "Jack" DeLeire, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Lexington, at age 82. John was born in Revere, one of four children of the late John A. DeLeire, Sr. and Catherine (Finnegan) DeLeire. Raised and educated in Revere, John entered the United States Army and served his country proudly as a Corporal during the Korean War. After...
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Daniel Curtis Savukoski

June 6, 2014 - December 17, 2014

Our sweet Daniel came into our lives for only a short time but changed us forever. Every beaming smile filled our hearts with overflowing joy. He taught his sister to hug and his parents to love the little things. He was the sweetest, most precious little guy that we have been privileged to meet. We thank God for the gift of his life! Daniel Curtis Savukoski, passed from this life in the...
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Russell C. Jenks

March 11, 1932 - December 13, 2014

Mr. Russell C. Jenks, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Woburn on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at age 82. Russell was born on March 11, 1932 in Melrose, one of two sons of the late Robert C. and Marion F. (Slocomb) Jenks. He was raised and educated in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. In his youth, Russell enjoyed sailing and...
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SueAnne (Casterlin) Hayes

October 14, 1947 - December 12, 2014

Mrs. SueAnne (Casterlin) Hayes, a resident of Stoneham, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, at age 67. SueAnne was born on October 14, 1947 in Albany, NY, one of five children of the late Bruce L. and Dorothy (Uliano) Casterlin. She was raised in Winchester and Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School, and receiving...
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John C. Rice, Jr.

April 15, 1921 - December 12, 2014

John C. Rice, Jr. a longtime resident of Melrose and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, December 12, 2014, at age 93. John was born on April 15, 1921 in Boston, one of six children of the late John C. and Ellen (O'Brien) Rice. He was raised in Malden where he graduated from Malden Catholic High School and later attended Boston Teacher...
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George L. Tura

September 11, 1922 - December 6, 2014

Mr. George L. Tura, longtime resident of Melrose passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, at age 92. Mr. Tura was born in Saugus, one of eight children of the late Charles and Mildred (Curtis) Tura. Raised and educated in Saugus, George was a proud veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served in the US Army, 778th Tank Battalion as a...
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Helen A. (Melchionno) Murphy

March 6, 1917 - December 5, 2014

Mrs. Helen A. (Melchionno) Murphy, of Brooksby Village, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 5, 2014, at Putnam Farm in Danvers. She was 97. Helen was born in Boston on March 6, 1917, one of seven children of the late Peter and Angelina Melchionno. Raised and educated in Revere, she and her late husband Frank settled in Melrose to raise their family. A homemaker,...
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Frank C. Waterhouse

August 13, 1911 - December 2, 2014

Mr. Frank C. Waterhouse, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at age 103, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. He was born in Old Town, Maine, one of three children of the late William and Clara (Cooper) Waterhouse. Raised in Old Town, Frank graduated from the University of Maine - Orono, where he was his class president, and also the first student band director. After graduation,...
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Florence (Mercer) Taylor

December 13, 1911 - December 1, 2014

Mrs. Florence (Mercer) Taylor, of Melrose and Malden, passed away peacefully at age 102 on Monday, December 1, 2014. Florence was born in Chelsea, one of four children of the late Adam and Janet (Smith) Mercer. Raised and educated in Revere, Florence worked at John Hancock before settling with her family in Malden. A family woman, Florence was a faithful wife, dedicated mother, loving...
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Raymond F. Driscoll

May 21, 1947 - November 28, 2014

Raymond F. Driscoll, of Melrose, passed away at home on Friday, November 28, 2014, at age 67. Raymond was born on May 21, 1947 in Boston, one of five children of the late Raymond F. Driscoll and Barbara (King) Driscoll. Raised in the same house he raised his own children, Ray was a Melrose High School graduate and a longtime Melrosian. After graduating from high school, Ray enlisted in the...
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Catherine E. (Doherty) Sellon

May 25, 1941 - November 22, 2014

Catherine E. (Doherty) Sellon, a resident of Melrose, and formerly longtime of Somerville, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, November 22, 2014, at age 73. Catherine was born in Charlestown on May 25, 1941, one of three children of the late Bernard J. and Catherine E. (Gorry) Doherty. Raised in Charlestown, she called Somerville home where she raised her family. With a strong work...
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Philip L. Wadland, Sr.

August 22, 1921 - November 9, 2014

Mr. Philip L. Wadland, Sr., of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at age 93. Philip was born in Melrose on August 22, 1921, one of three children of the late Henry J. S. Wadland and Elsie D. (Verry) Wadland. Raised in Melrose, Philip graduated with the Class of 1939 from Melrose High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and...
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Richard Wills

April 22, 1926 - November 8, 2014

Mr. Richard Wills, longtime resident of Boston, Massachusetts, and renowned architect and principal of Royal Barry Wills Associates, Inc. passed away peacefully in Boston on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at age 88. Richard Wills was born in Melrose, MA on April 22, 1926, one of two sons of the late Royal Barry Wills and Marguerite (Waggett) Wills. He was a graduate of Melrose High School and...
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Annette (Noe) Carpio

September 5, 1948 - November 5, 2014

Annette (Noe) Carpio, of Melrose and formerly of Revere, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at age 66. Annette was born in Sicily, Italy on September 5, 1948, one of five children of the late Sebastian and Jiosapina (Riera) Noe. She was the loving mother of Frank Esposito, Jr. and his wife Allie of Revere. Beloved sister of Santo Noe of Roslindale, Lena Saraceno of...
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John T. Cinella, Jr.

November 13, 1939 - October 28, 2014

Attorney John T. Cinella, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. John was 74. John was born in Pittsfield on November 13, 1939, one of three sons of Mayflower descendents, the late Dr. John T. Cinella, and Jane (Clark) Cinella. Raised in Lee, John graduated from Lee High School and was the President of the Class of 1957. He was a...
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Charles J. "Charlie" Comppen

August 14, 1956 - October 27, 2014

Mr. Charles J. "Charlie" Comppen, a resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 58. Charles, lovingly known as "Charlie" was born in Boston on August 14, 1956, one of five children of Marion (Lynch) Comppen of San Diego, CA and the late Charles Comppen. He was raised and educated in Dorchester, graduated from St. Kevin's Elementary...
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George Nelson Torrey, PhD

October 4, 1929 - October 22, 2014

George Nelson Torrey, PhD, a resident of Ocala, Florida and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2014, at age 85. George was born on October 4, 1929 in Rockland, Maine, son of the late George N. and Eva (Snow) Torrey. Raised and educated in Maine, he served his country proudly during the Korean War in the US Army. A career Professor, George received...
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Richard A. "Dick" LeBlanc

October 2, 1927 - October 19, 2014

Mr. Richard A. "Dick" LeBlanc, a resident of Peabody and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the North Shore Medical Center in Lynn, at age 87. He was born in Somerville on October 2, 1927, son of the late Eli LeBlanc and Emma (Burbine) LeBlanc. Raised in Malden, he graduated from Malden High School and served his country...
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Theresa "Terry" Lane

September 15, 1928 - October 14, 2014

Mrs. Theresa "Terry" (Bailey) Lane, a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield, at age 86. Theresa was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1928, one of four children of the late James Bailey and Mary (Speckman) Bailey. She was raised and educated in Lancaster and met her future husband Martin J. Lane while...
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Allan F. "Aldo" Ray, Jr.

November 27, 1956 - September 30, 2014

Allan F. "Aldo" Ray, Jr., Patrol Officer for Malden Police Department and a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Mass General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Aldo was 57. Allan F. Ray was born on November 27, 1956 in Malden, one of two sons of the late Allan F. Ray, Sr. and Patricia (Shanahan) Ray. He was raised in Malden and graduated...
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Thomas A. Erickson

February 12, 1942 - September 27, 2014

Thomas A. Erickson, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 72. Thomas was born in Boston on February 12, 1942, one of three children of the late Frank Erickson and Louise (Baretta) Erickson. Raised and educated in East Boston, he received an honorable discharge for his service in the United States Air Force. Tom...
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Margaret Talanian

March 14, 1919 - September 24, 2014

Mrs. Margaret (Nanian) Talanian, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home with her three daughters by her side on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at age 95. Margaret was born in Hartford, Connecticut, one of three children of the late Hovsep Nanian and Zabel (Bedrosian) Nanian. She attended Malden High School and was raised above her family's grocery store, "Leo's Market"...
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Barbara D. Wallace

February 7, 1932 - September 22, 2014

Mrs. Barbara D. (Thomas) Wallace, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Winchester Hospital. She was 82. Barbara was born on February 7, 1932 in Princeton, Indiana, one of five children of the late Paul and Minnie (Brown) Thomas. Raised in Princeton, Indiana, Barbara met her future husband during band practice at Princeton High School. She caught his...
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Richard S. Weld

May 24, 1940 - September 19, 2014

Richard S. Weld, a resident of Brighton, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, September 19, 2014, at age 74. Richard was born in Boston on May 20, 1940, one of four children of the late Frederick C. Weld and Anne D. (Sutton) Weld. Raised and educated in Lincoln, Richard worked for Honeywell for many years. He had a keen interest in technology with a great knowledge of computers and...
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Barbara B. (Dunlap) Beck

December 21, 1925 - September 18, 2014

Mrs. Barbara B. (Dunlap) Beck, a resident of North Andover, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at age 88. She was born on December 21, 1925 in New Haven, CT, one of three children of the late Chester Dunlap and E. Louise (Berry) Dunlap. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School. She received a Bachelor's...
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John J. Giannotte, Jr.

August 13, 1948 - September 11, 2014

Mr. John J. Giannotte, Jr. of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at EPOCH of Melrose, at age 66. John was born on August 13, 1948 in Framingham, one of three children of the late John J. Giannotte and Evelyn (McNamara) Giannotte. He was raised in Lynn and Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. John worked for several years as a rug layer for Rapucci & Son...
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Robert Cusato

May 20, 1936 - September 8, 2014

Mr. Robert Cusato, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Genesis at Wakefield Center, at age 78. Robert was born in Wakefield on May 20, 1936, one of 14 children of the late Ralph Cusato and Anne (Storti) Cusato. Bob was raised and educated in Wakefield and settled in Melrose with his family. Bob worked as a self-employed contractor for 35...
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Marjorie (Smith) "Marge" Tomer

November 18, 1930 - September 3, 2014

Mrs. Marjorie (Smith) "Marge" Tomer, a longtime resident of Harwich and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Cape Cod Hospital. She was 83. Marge was born in Stoneham, one of three children of the late William J. Smith and Nita (Barchard) Smith. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. She married William W. Tomer on May...
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Elizabeth L. "Betsy" Barton

May 13, 1937 - August 27, 2014

On a beautiful New England day, with the sun shining in her room, classical music playing, and family with her, Mrs. Elizabeth L. "Betsy" Barton, passed away while resting peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She was 77. Elizabeth, known lovingly as "Betsy" was born on May 13, 1937 in Boston, one of two children of the late Francis L. Barton and Elizabeth (Harris) Barton. As a...
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Russell K. Burke

December 6, 1921 - August 26, 2014

Mr. Russell K. Burke, US Navy Veteran and longtime resident of Melrose passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham, at age 92. Mr. Burke was born in Chicago, Illinois, one of three children of the late James V. Burke and Mildred (Tichy) Mollers. He was raised working in the farming town of Anamosa, Iowa, and entered the Citizen Conservation Corps...
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Judith L. "Judie" Frey

March 11, 1942 - August 24, 2014

Judith L. "Judie" Frey, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, at age 72. Judie was born in Melrose on March 11, 1942, one of two children of the late Henry M. Tanner and Frances (Tash) Tanner. Raised in Melrose, she continued living in Melrose throughout her life. Judie was a Girl Scout and Cub...
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Rose Sacramone

January 11, 1924 - August 17, 2014

Mrs. Rose (Aiesi) Sacramone, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at age 90. She was born on January 11, 1924 in Everett, one of six children of the late Paul Aiesi and Mary (Zarba) Aiesi. Raised and educated in Everett, she lived in Everett all of her life. After graduating from Everett High School, she began...
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Roderick E. Eddy

April 7, 1927 - August 17, 2014

Mr. Roderick E. Eddy, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Wilmington Health Care Center, at age 87. Mr. Eddy was born on April 7, 1927 in Malden, son of the late Albert E. Eddy and Edith F. (Luce) Eddy. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Eddy proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He received his...
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Raymond A. McGeoch

March 11, 1927 - August 16, 2014

Mr. Raymond A. McGeoch, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Wingate of Reading, at age 87. Ray was born on March 11, 1927 in Rockport, one of three children of the late Raymond R. McGeoch and Elsie (Cunningham) McGeoch. He was raised in York and South Portland, Maine and settled in Melrose after marrying his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary...
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Robert J. "Bob" Casey

June 4, 1921 - August 15, 2014

Robert J. Casey of Melrose died peacefully at home on August 15, 2014 at the age of 93, after a long illness. Bob was known for his sharp wit and love of life. He worked hard to provide a good life for his family in whom he took great pride. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bob was born in Malden, the son of Daniel F. Casey and Mary (Long) Casey. He was raised in Melrose where...
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Josephine A. Melito

April 2, 1925 - July 31, 2014

Mrs. Josephine A. (Lewis) Melito, a long time resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 31, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at age 89. Josephine was born on April 2, 1925, in East Boston, one of four children of the late Arthur Lewis and Anna (Doherty) Lewis. She was raised and educated in East Boston. For many years Josephine was a devoted bookkeeper...
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Hugh M. Parks

March 1, 1918 - July 27, 2014

Mr. Hugh M. Parks, a longtime resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Wilmington Health Care Center, at age 96. Born on March 1, 1918 in Ellijay, Georgia, Hugh was one of eight children of the late George M. and Josie (DeBorde) Parks. He was raised and educated in Ellijay, GA and after graduating from high school entered the Citizen Conservation Corps work...
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Jean (LaMonica) Brossenne

June 3, 1922 - July 25, 2014

Mrs. Jean (LaMonica) Brossenne, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014 at age 92 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center in Medford. Jean was born in Boston, a daughter of Italian immigrants, the late Joseph and Concetta (Cordovano) LaMonica. Raised in East Boston, she met her future husband, Albert R. Brossenne, while out dancing with friends and they...
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Keith Daly

July 10, 1940 - July 22, 2014

Keith Daly, of Malden, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 peacefully in his home at the age of 74. Born in Somerville on July 10, 1940, he was the son of the late Albert J. Daly and Pauline A. (Moran) Daly. Keith was raised in Somerville, MA, Westwood, NJ and Melrose, MA and attended Melrose High School. After proudly serving his country in the US Army, he became accomplished in the...
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Patrick Pica

January 27, 1932 - July 17, 2014

Mr. Patrick Pica, a resident of Key West, Florida and formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at age 82 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Miami, FL. Patrick was born on January 27, 1932 in Malden, one of three children of the late Gulio Pica and Antonette (Zagaria) Pica. Raised and educated in Malden, Mr. Pica graduated from Malden High School and attended...
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Leo S. Cipriano

May 13, 1919 - July 2, 2014

Mr. Leo S. Cipriano, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, at the age of 95. Leo was born on May 13, 1919 in Boston, one of six children of the late Giuseppe and Carmela (Seguso) Cipriano. He grew up in the west end of Boston and moved to Somerville when he was 25. In October of 1965, he married Diane ...
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Willard M. "Bill" Gray, Sr.

July 31, 1926 - June 25, 2014

Mr. Willard M. "Bill" Gray, Sr., President of Gray's Appliance and lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Winchester Hospital, at age 87. Bill Gray Sr. was born on July 31, 1926 in Melrose, one of two children of the late LeRoy H. Gray and Alice W. (Flannigan) Gray. He was raised on Lebanon Street in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School....
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George L. Fellows

March 13, 1916 - June 25, 2014

Mr. George L. Fellows, of Effingham, New Hampshire, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Melrose, at age 98. George was born on March 13, 1916 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Karl W. Fellows, and Mary A. (Atwood) Fellows. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. He served in the...
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Lillian E. "Lil" (Jaynes) Craig

April 21, 1945 - June 24, 2014

Mrs. Lillian E. "Lil" (Jaynes) Craig, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, at age 69. Lillian was born on April 21, 1945 in Everett, one of five children of the late Edwin and Eleanor (Goss) Jaynes. Raised and educated in Chelsea, she lived in Malden and North Reading for several years, before moving to Melrose. Lillian, lovingly...
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