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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

Kenneth Forbes

November 28, 1959 - November 13, 2018

Kenneth Forbes, of Newton, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at age 58. Born in Malden on November 28, 1959, Ken was one of four sons. He was raised in Andover where he graduated from Andover High School. A hard working man, Ken was employed as a truck driver for Lily Corp. for many years. Ken enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved a classic...
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William S. "Bill" Kennedy, Sr.

July 13, 1933 - November 5, 2018

William S. "Bill" Kennedy, Sr., lifelong Melrose resident, died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. He was 85. Bill was born in Medford on July 13, 1933, one of two children of the late Stanford and Grace M. (Bratten) Kennedy. He was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, he enlisted in the...
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Janet L. (Miner) Benard

November 7, 1953 - November 2, 2018

Mrs. Janet L. (Miner) Benard, a resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital on Friday, November 2, 2018, at age 64. Born on November 7, 1953 in Stoneham, Janet was one of four children of the late Walter C. Miner and Lucy A. (Hermann) Miner. Raised in Melrose, Janet was a freshman at Melrose High School when she met Ed Benard at the Fireman's Carnival on...
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Shirley A. (Holmes) Anastas

January 26, 1939 - October 31, 2018

Mrs. Shirley A. (Holmes) Anastas, of Peabody and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at age 79. Shirley was born on January 26, 1939 in Boston, one of five children of the late John L. Holmes and Ruth B. (Mackay) Holmes. She was raised and educated in Brighton and graduated from Westbrook Jr. College in Maine....
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Warren C. Clark

February 9, 1950 - October 26, 2018

Warren Chase Clark, lifelong resident of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018. He was 68. Warren was born in Melrose on February 9, 1950, one of four children of Elinor B. (Bickford) Clark, and the late Glenn G. Clark. Warren grew up in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School. He went on to work for the City of Melrose Department of Public Works, and was also an...
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Audrey F. (Johnson) Cameron

August 31, 1935 - October 25, 2018

Audrey F. (Johnson) Cameron, longtime Melrose resident, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Brooksby Village. She was 83. Audrey was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, on August 31, 1935, one of the three children of the late Lewis and Helen (Whiteway) Johnson. Audrey grew up on a farm in Nova Scotia, eventually graduating from college with an Associates...
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Alyssa Rose Conte

September 15, 1989 - October 25, 2018

Alyssa Rose Conte, full of life and a strong young woman, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Reading surrounded by the love of her family. She was 29. Alyssa was born on September 15, 1989 in Winchester, the daughter of David W. and Janice M. (Corso) Conte. She was raised and educated in Melrose and Wakefield, before graduating from Woburn High School. Alyssa lived...
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Sally E. (Marsolais) Kennedy

July 14, 1935 - October 22, 2018

Sally E. (Marsolais) Kennedy, proud and lifelong resident of Melrose, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2018 at Life Care of Merrimac Valley. She was 83. Sally was born in Tewksbury on July 14, 1935, one of two children of the late Dr. Roland Marsolais and Elizabeth (Whittaker) Marsolais. Sally grew up in Melrose, and enjoyed spending summers on Conomo Point with her family. Sally...
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Martha Ann Finigian

September 27, 1965 - October 17, 2018

Martha Ann (Aversa) Finigian, a resident of Ft Myers, Florida and formerly of Methuen and Stoneham, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at age 53. Ann was born on September 27, 1965 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Martin Finigian, Jr. and Mary G. (Kelley) Finigian. Ann was raised in Stoneham where she graduated from Stoneham High School. She...
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Joanne (Carr) "Jo" Field

June 10, 1934 - October 16, 2018

Joanne (Carr) "Jo" Field, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Oosterman's Rest Home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at age 84. Joanne was born on June 10, 1934, one of three children of the late Harris A. and Edith (Peterson) Carr. A true "island girl" Joanne was born and raised on Martha's Vineyard where she grew up working at the family candy store, Darling's in Oak...
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Patricia L. (Stumpf) DiGiantommaso

December 9, 1930 - October 15, 2018

Patricia L. (Stumpf) DiGiantommaso, age 87, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Sutton Hill Center in North Andover. Patricia was born on December 9, 1930 in Saugus, one of eight children of the late Howard Stumpf and the late Mary (Flaherty) Stumpf. Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. DiGiantommaso. Loving mother of Robert J....
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Bertha F. Richardson

September 10, 1915 - October 13, 2018

Bertha F. Richardson, resident of La Jolla, CA., and formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She was 103. Bertha was born in Melrose on September 10, 1915, one of four children of the late Francis H. and Mabel F. (Palmer) Richardson. Bertha grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1933, and the Massachusetts College of Art in 1938. She worked...
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Rosamond K. (Smith) "Posy" Parks

January 14, 1925 - October 12, 2018

Rosamond K. "Posy" Parks, longtime Stoneham resident, died peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 93. Posy was born on January 14, 1925 in Malden, one of three children of the late Fred C. and Ruth E. (Williams) Smith. She grew up in Malden, graduating from Malden High in 1943. While in school she developed her love of music. She played...
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Constance M. "Connie" Rand

September 30, 1932 - October 10, 2018

Constance M. (Leving) "Connie" Rand, longtime resident of Melrose, died peacefully, Wednesday October 10, 2018 with her family by her side at the age of 86. Connie was born in Melrose, the youngest of five children of the late Leonard and Theresa (Grassie) Leving. Connie spent many summers in Cohasset as a child and later enjoyed summers on the Parker River in Newbury. She was a graduate of...
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Alice (Powers) DeSimone

September 29, 1925 - October 5, 2018

Alice (Powers) DeSimone, a resident of Medford, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 5, 2018, at age 93. Alice was born in Medway, Maine, one of eight children to the late Nicholas and Stella (Lee) Powers. Born during the Great Depression, Alice was forever shaped with the mindset of independence and hard work. She supported her young family as a hostess at Logan Airport...
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Ryan Killian O'Connor

March 9, 1989 - September 19, 2018

Ryan Killian O'Connor, 29, a resident of Braintree, passed away from a broken heart on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, after the loss of his beautiful wife Tara Gildea O'Connor. The oldest of four children, Ryan was born in Stoneham on March 9, 1989. He was raised on the U.S. Army's Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Ryan graduated from Terry Sanford High School in 2007 before attending...
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Robert E. Delaney

August 5, 1926 - September 19, 2018

Mr. Robert E. Delaney, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at age 92. Robert Delaney was born in Melrose on August 5, 1926, one of three sons of the late Grace (Carlan) and Daniel J. Delaney. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, and served as a Corporal in...
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Robert E. Sherman

May 12, 1939 - September 12, 2018

Mr. Robert E. Sherman, a resident of Stoneham, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at home on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at age 79. Robert was born in Melrose on May 12, 1939, son of the late Dorothy E. (Burgess) Sherman. After graduating from Melrose High School, Class of 1957, Bob served in the US Coast Guard Reserves. He then...
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William H. Woolley

May 28, 1930 - September 3, 2018

Mr. William H. Woolley, a resident of Wakefield and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away at home on Monday, September 3, 2018 at age 88. William was born in Melrose on May 28, 1930, one of three children of the late George W. and Margaret (Morrison) Woolley. Raised in Melrose, Bill graduated from Melrose High School. In the late 1940's, he starred on an undefeated Melrose High Football...
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Arthur F. Mahoney

October 9, 1936 - August 30, 2018

Arthur F. Mahoney, 81, of Eliot Maine and formerly of Malden, died on August 30, 2018 at his home. Arthur was born on October 9, 1936 in Malden, to Irish Immigrants, the late John and Mary Mahoney. He grew up in Malden, and graduated from Malden Vocational School in 1954. He met his future wife Joan L. Selig, and was married on January 10, 1954. They went on to share 63 wonderful years...
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Arnold C. Wilson

May 31, 1931 - August 25, 2018

Arnold C. Wilson, long time Melrose resident, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Chestnut Woods in Saugus with his family by his side. He was 87. Arnold was born on May 31, 1931 in Malden, to the late Swedish immigrants Henry and Anna (Johnson) Wilson. Arnold served in the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Barbara J. (Ogilvie) Wilson for...
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Donald C. Roche

April 16, 1956 - August 25, 2018

Don Roche died peacefully on Saturday, August 25,2018 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a valiant battle against Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, a very rare blood cancer. He was 62. Born on April 16, 1956 in Stoneham he as was a son of the late Frederick F. Roche Sr. Raised and educated in Melrose alongside his two older brothers, he was a graduate of Northeast Regional...
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Robert L. Durette

April 12, 1926 - August 23, 2018

Mr. Robert L. Durette, of Malden, died at home on Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was 92. Bob was born April 12, 1926 a son of the late Joachim P. 'Pete' and Isabella (Roy) Durette. A graduate of Durfee High School he then attended business school in Providence. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Bob married Pauline G. Tremblay on June 11, 1949 in Saint Anne's Church in...
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Thomas M. Loftus

October 30, 1940 - August 13, 2018

Thomas M. Loftus, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away into eternal life peacefully at home on Monday, August 13, 2018, at age 77. Tom was born in Somerville on October 30, 1940, one of seven children of the late Redmond and Catherine (Flaherty) Loftus. Raised in Dorchester and East Boston, Tom graduated from Don Bosco High School in E. Boston. A proud Irish-American, Tom served his...
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Therese M. "Terry" Crowley

January 28, 1946 - August 1, 2018

Therese M. (Boyes) Crowley, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at age 72. Therese was born in Medford on January 28, 1946, one of six children of the late Joseph Boyes and Mary (Hickey) Boyes. She was raised and educated in Malden. Therese, known as "Terry" was first and foremost a...
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Corinne E. Faulkner

May 15, 1935 - July 30, 2018

Corinne E. (Kellington) Faulkner, a resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital on Monday, July 30, 2018, at age 83. Corinne was born in Stoneham, one of four children of the late John C. Kellington and Elizabeth (Stanley) Kellington. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1954. She worked as a cook at Mass General Hospital and...
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Joan D. Azevedo

July 12, 1940 - July 29, 2018

Joan D. (Mahoney) Azevedo, longtime resident of Melrose, Massachusetts and Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at age 78. Born on July 12, 1940 in Boston, Joan was the second of three children born to the late Michael J. and Mary C. (O'Donnell) Mahoney. She was raised and educated in...
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Phyllis Grace (Martin) Henderson

September 17, 1938 - July 27, 2018

Phyllis G. (Martin) Henderson, of Effingham, NH and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH on Friday, July 27, 2018, at age 79. Phyllis was born in E. Boston on September 17, 1938, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Dorothy (Jones) Martin. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School,...
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Katherine E. (Kelly) "Katty" Ryan

April 27, 1935 - July 25, 2018

Katherine E. (Kelly) "Katty" Ryan, of Reading, formerly longtime of Malden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Care One in Wilmington, at age 83. Katherine was born on April 27, 1935 in Malden, one of four children of the late Timothy Kelly and Lena (Radley) Kelly. Raised and educated in Malden, Katherine was married to the late Edward F. Ryan and they settled in Malden to...
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George F. Roberts

December 21, 1949 - July 19, 2018

George F. Roberts, longtime Melrose resident, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 with his family by his side at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 68. George was born on December 21, 1949 in Cambridge, one of six children of the late John Roberts and surviving mother Alice (Goffredo) Roberts. He grew up in a large Irish/Italian-American family in Cambridge and...
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William K. Faulkner

November 14, 1947 - July 10, 2018

William K. Faulkner, a longtime resident of Marblehead, passed away peacefully at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at age 70, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born on November 14, 1947 in Melrose, a few minutes after the birth of his twin sister Janet, surprising his parents. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1965....
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Dominic "Buddy" Parro

September 24, 1923 - July 9, 2018

Dominic "Buddy" Parro, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018, at age 94. Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Michael Parro and Olive (Kimble) Parro. As a young man, Buddy met the love of his life Ernestine Nicolini who he married on October 18, 1946 and they shared 62 years of marriage before her death in 2009. Buddy was proud of...
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Maryse Lafrance

January 11, 1976 - July 8, 2018

Maryse Lafrance, resident of Rockland, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 42. Maryse was born on January 11, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, a daughter of Max Stephen and Antonide Lafrance. The family moved back to Haiti when Maryse was very young, and she spent the first part of her childhood there, then moved to the United States at the age of nine....
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Lois (Sharpless) Pfatteicher

June 22, 1936 - June 30, 2018

Mrs. Lois (Sharpless) Pfatteicher, a resident of Melrose, MA, formerly of Pittsburgh and East Stroudsburg, PA, passed away at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at age 82. Lois was born on June 22, 1936 in Philadelphia, one of three daughters of the late Thomas and Adelia (Cunningham) Sharpless. She was raised in Philadelphia where she graduated from Overbrook...
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Patricia A. "Pat" (Leeman) Thomas

December 5, 1941 - June 28, 2018

Patricia A. "Pat" (Leeman) Thomas, a resident of Saugus, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 76. Pat was born on December 5, 1941 in Melrose, one of two children of the late Wilbur C. and Lillian (Pace) Leeman. Pat grew up in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1959. Pat and Frank D. Thomas went all through school...
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John B. "Jack" Fandel

August 20, 1929 - June 26, 2018

John B. "Jack" Fandel, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford with his family by his side. He was 88. Jack was born in Everett on August 20, 1929, one of eight children of the late William J. and Marion (Burns) Fandel. Jack was a US Navy Veteran, serving 2 terms of service on the USS Macon during the Korean War. Upon completion of his service...
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Jessie A. (Smith) Freda

November 11, 1931 - June 22, 2018

Jessie A. (Smith) Freda, lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, June, 22, 2018 with her family by her side. She was 86. Born on November 11, 1931 in Stoneham, Jessie was one of two children of the late Harry F. and Grace (Stewart) Smith. Jessie grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1950. After High School, she attended Chandler College in Boston...
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Tara Gildea (Wadsworth) O'Connor

August 5, 1988 - June 19, 2018

Tara Gildea (Wadsworth) O'Connor Of Braintree, unexpectedly passed away on June 19, 2018, at age 29. Tara is survived by her beloved husband Ryan K. O'Connor, her treasured daughter Mackenzie Rose, her devoted mother Catherine Gildea and her husband Michael Stacy of Braintree, her loving brother Johnny Wadsworth of Lewisburg, WV, loving sister Mary Wadsworth of San Diego, CA, loving mother and...
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Priscilla M. (Murch) Copeland

August 17, 1932 - June 18, 2018

Priscilla M. (Murch) Copeland, of Reading, and a long time resident of Melrose, died on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with her family by her side. She was 85. Priscilla was born on August 17, 1932 in Stoneham to the late Charles Murray and Janie Laura (Gratto) Murch. She was the youngest of three daughters and raised in Everett. As a teenager she worked at...
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Garry N. Bean

March 28, 1925 - June 17, 2018

Garry N. Bean, a resident of Westwood, and formerly of Peabody, MA and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at age 93. Garry was one of two children of the late Charles E. and Elizabeth (Parkes) Bean. He was raised in Melrose where he excelled as a student-athlete, playing football, hockey and basketball. After graduating from...
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Isabelle J. (Longo) Adinolfi

March 17, 1932 - June 16, 2018

Isabelle J. (Longo) Adinolfi, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 86. Born on March 17, 1932 in Melrose, Isabelle was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. She attended beauty school in Boston, and became a hairdresser at Chatelein's on Franklin Street in...
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Louise R. Chase

March 22, 1932 - June 14, 2018

Louise R. (Farrell) Chase, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at age 86. Louise was born in Melrose on March 22, 1932, one of three children of the late John J. Farrell, Sr. and Ada A. (Goff) Farrell. Raised in Melrose, Louise graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1950. After graduating, Louise worked in bookkeeping...
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Nancy A. (Corvino) Ingemi

March 2, 1936 - June 8, 2018

Mrs. Nancy A. (Corvino) Ingemi, a resident of Peabody and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 8, 2018, at age 82. Born in Boston on March 2, 1936, Nancy was one of nine children of the late Pasquale and Rose (Ferrante) Corvino. Raised in Everett, Nancy learned the value of family from a young age. As the second oldest of nine...
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George J. Jannino, Jr.

April 9, 1939 - June 7, 2018

Mr. George J. Jannino, Jr., a resident of Melrose and formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on June 7, 2018, at age 79. George was born on April 9, 1939 in Chelsea, one of three sons of the late George J. Jannino and Mary (Gymziak) Jannino. Raised in Chelsea, George graduated from Chelsea High School where he excelled as a star athlete...
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Frank P. Rinfret

December 19, 1927 - June 5, 2018

Frank P. Rinfret, President and Owner of East Coast Electronics and resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at age 90. Born in Boston on December 19, 1927, he was one of two sons of the late Francis R. Rinfret and Mildred (McWade) Rinfret. Frank was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford...
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Philip D. "Phil" Wetherbee

August 20, 1952 - June 2, 2018

Philip D. "Phil" Wetherbee, 65, of Hampton, NH, died suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home. Phil was born on August 20, 1952 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Churchey) Wetherbee. Phil grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1970, where he excelled in sports, particularly, wrestling and soccer. He attended Northeastern...
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William F. Mokeler, Jr.

April 18, 1942 - June 1, 2018

William F. Mokeler, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Dexter House in Malden, at age 76. Born in Boston, on April 18, 1942, he was the son of the late William F. Mokeler and Mary Hilda Mokeler. He was raised in Revere where he graduated from Revere High School. Bill enlisted in the United States Army at age 18 at the beginning of the...
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Alexander L. Johnston

March 14, 1933 - May 30, 2018

Alexander L. Johnston, longtime Melrose resident, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was 85. Alexander was born in Glasgow Scotland on March 14, 1933, one of two children of the late Henry and Isabella (Storrar) Johnston. He grew up in Dennistoun Glasgow, where he enjoyed playing soccer, and graduated from the White Hill Secondary School. He joined the British...
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Edward P. "Eddie" Kelley

August 13, 1964 - May 25, 2018

Edward P. "Eddie" Kelley, age 53, President of Kirkwood Printing Co., and a resident of Boxford, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Eddie was born on August 13, 1964 in Melrose, one of three children of Catherine (Canzano) Kelley and the late Charles O. Kelley. He grew up in Melrose and Wakefield, and graduated from the North East Regional...
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Sze Kee Yee

December 9, 1943 - May 25, 2018

Sze Kee Yee, a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 25, 2018, at age 74. Kee was born in Canton, China on December 9, 1943. Married to Li Fang Chen in 1973, Kee immigrated to the United States in 1979 to start a life for his family. He began working at his family's restaurant in Brooklyn, NY where he learned skills to become a...
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Susan D. (Allen) "Dixie" Clark

June 23, 1937 - May 20, 2018

Susan D. (Allen) "Dixie" Clark, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018 after a long battle with cancer at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She lived 80 full years of life. Born on June 23, 1937 in Melrose, she was one of three children of the late Ralph W. Allen and Helen W. Allen. Susan, who was known as "Dixie" from the time she was born,...
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G. Dana Bill

May 6, 1926 - May 16, 2018

G. Dana Bill, a longtime resident of Boxford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody, at age 92. Dana was born in Boston on May 6, 1926, one of two children of the late George Dana Bill and Bertha (Wood) Bill. Raised in Malden, Dana was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of '44 and was proud to represent...
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Rhoda H. (Churchill) Schermerhorn

June 21, 1927 - May 16, 2018

Rhoda H. (Churchill) Schermerhorn, longtime Melrose resident, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 90. Rhoda was born on June 21, 1927 in Troy, NY., the only child of Randolph P. and Hope E. (Young) Churchill. At a young age, her family moved to Melrose Massachusetts, where she grew up. She graduated from Cushing Academy in 1945, and Mt. Ida College in...
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Jean B. (Barnard) Corliss

June 17, 1921 - May 13, 2018

Jean B. (Barnard) Corliss, resident of Melrose and Wakefield, died peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in her home at Brightview in Wakefield. Jean was born on June 17, 1921 in Everett, one of three children of the late Bradford and Pearl (McGinnis) Barnard. Jean is the beloved wife of the late Richard F. Corliss. Devoted mother of Janet C. Kazo and her husband Hiroshi of New York City,...
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Angelo R. D'Ambrosio

October 24, 1942 - April 29, 2018

Angelo R. D'Ambrosio, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 75. Angelo was born on October 24, 1942 in Boston, one of five children of the late Joseph T. and Molly (Ciocco) D'Ambrosio. Angelo was raised in the North End of Boston before moving to Melrose with his family where he graduated from high school with ...
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George R. Kelloway, Sr.

April 17, 1928 - April 20, 2018

Mr. George R. Kelloway, Sr., of Epsom, NH and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 20, 2018, at age 90. George was born on April 17, 1928 in Winchester, one of ten children of the late William and Gertrude (Parsons) Kelloway. Raised in Wakefield, George enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 before graduating from high school. He served...
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Joan B. Gardner

January 23, 1929 - April 16, 2018

Mrs. Joan B. Gardner, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Monday, April 16, 2018, at age 89. Joan was born on January 23, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Bertha (Hawes) Batchelder. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and received training to become a dental hygienist from the Forsyth...
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Marion F. (Crosier) Ewell

November 14, 1929 - April 13, 2018

Marion Frances (Crosier) Ewell, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, at age 88. Marion was married to the late Philip L. Ewell for 36 years before his early death in 1984. Marion was born in Waltham on November 14, 1929, one of two children of the late William W. and Edith Marion (Winslow) Crosier. Marion...
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William L. "Bill" Donovan

March 21, 1933 - April 12, 2018

William L. "Bill" Donovan, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at NCH North Naples Hospital in Naples, FL on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at age 85. Bill was born on March 21, 1933 in Melrose, one of two sons of the late John H. Donovan and Dorothy (Livingston) Donovan. Raised in Stoneham, Bill attended St. Mary's School in Melrose and Stoneham High School. In 1953, he married...
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Corinne P. (Leeman) "Maggie" Magnuson

May 23, 1922 - April 11, 2018

Corinne P. (Leeman) "Maggie" Magnuson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Oosterman's Rest Home in Wakefield on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at age 95. Maggie was born in Boston on May 23, 1922, one of four children of the late Seward and Addie A. (Sears) Leeman. She resided for most of her life on Laurel Street in Melrose. Maggie always liked a good party and...
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Grace M. (Deyab) Pesaturo

February 18, 1933 - April 10, 2018

Grace M. (Deyab) Pesaturo, of Malden, formerly of Medford, died peacefully at Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medway on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, after a long illness. She was 85. Grace was born in Medford on February 18, 1933, one of six children of the late George and Mary (Hakar) Deyab. Grace was the only daughter of six children, and lost her mother at the age of two. The early...
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George E. Wentzell

July 4, 1922 - April 10, 2018

Mr. George E. Wentzell, a resident of Saugus and formerly of Melrose, passed away at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at age 95. George was born on July 4, 1922 in Melrose, one of two children of the late George E. and Florence P. (Thyng) Wentzell. Raised in Melrose, George graduated from Melrose High School. After graduating, George enlisted in the U.S....
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Suzanne C. Merenda

January 11, 1970 - April 3, 2018

Suzanne C. Merenda, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at age 48. Suzanne was born in Malden on January 11, 1970. Raised in Stoneham and Melrose, Suzanne graduated from Melrose High School. At the age of 16, Suzanne was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. For 32 years, she faced health challenges with strength, determination, and...
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Alfonse J. "Al" Alfano, Jr.

February 21, 1944 - April 1, 2018

Alfonse J. "Al" Alfano Jr., resident of Melrose and Windham, NH, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. He was 74. Alfonse was born on February 21, 1944 in East Boston, the youngest of six children of the late Alfonse J. and Rose (Romano) Alfano. He grew up in East Boston. At the young age of 15, Al lost his father, and at that point chose to become the man...
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Faith L. (Ballantyne) Whittier

September 30, 1929 - March 30, 2018

Faith L. (Ballantyne) Whittier, longtime resident of Melrose, died on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 88. Faith was born on September 30, 1929 in Ware, MA, one of two children of the late Gordon R. and Doris E. (Greenway) Ballantyne. She grew up in West Warwick, RI, and loved spending her summers in Ellsworth, Maine. She graduated from West Warwick High School,...
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Donald W. LeSaffre

March 20, 1936 - March 28, 2018

Donald W. LeSaffre, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at age 82. Don was born in Saugus on March 20, 1936, one of six children of the late Robert C. LeSaffre and Anna M. (Carothers) LeSaffre. Don was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School in 1954. Raised in a car family, Don's...
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John J. Kelly, Jr.

November 23, 1960 - March 25, 2018

John J. Kelly, Jr., a resident of Melrose and formerly of Yucaipa, California, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, at age 57. John was born in Boston on November 23, 1960, and raised in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School where he starred as a football, basketball and track & field athlete. John and his wife Teresa lived in Yucaipa,...
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Elizabeth (Kovacs) Cserhalmi

November 25, 1926 - March 24, 2018

Mrs. Elizabeth (Kovacs) Cserhalmi, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Genesis Wakefield Center. She was 91. Elizabeth was born in Budapest, Hungary on November 25, 1926, one of two children of the late Janos and Elizabeth (Szalai) Kovacs. Raised and educated in Hungary, she was married to Nicholas Cserhalmi before immigrating to the United States at...
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John J. Wells

March 14, 1941 - March 24, 2018

Mr. John J. Wells, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with emphysema and heart disease at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, at age 77. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 14, 1941, John was the eldest of six children. Raised in Melrose, he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1958 and was married to Janice D....
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Beatrice M. (Anderson) Munroe

June 23, 1924 - March 18, 2018

Beatrice M. (Anderson) Munroe, longtime Wakefield resident, died peacefully on Sunday March 18, 2018 at her home. She was 93 years old. Beatrice was born on June 23, 1924 in Saugus, one of four children of the late Gustav and Hildegarde (Hedberg) Anderson. She grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1942, and then went to work as a bookkeeper for John Hancock in Boston. ...
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Grace F. (Judge) Pike

February 12, 1922 - March 15, 2018

Mrs. Grace F. (Judge) Pike, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. She was 96. Grace was born on February 12, 1922 in Everett, one of eight children of the late John J. and Theresa (McCarron) Judge. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1939. During WWII, Grace worked for the telephone...
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Joanna (Moretti) Rossetti

July 2, 1944 - March 10, 2018

Mrs. Joanna (Moretti) Rossetti, a resident of Melrose and formerly of the North End, passed away peacefully at Melrose Health Care Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at age 73. Joanna was born in Boston, one of two children of the late Raffaela (Faugno) and Gennaro Moretti. She was raised in the North End of Boston where she attended St. Mary's School, and graduated from Julie Billiart...
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Bertha M. "Beth" Lozzi

February 4, 1937 - March 9, 2018

Bertha M. (Hendsbee) "Beth" Lozzi, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Friday, March 9, 2018, at age 81. Beth was born in Waltham on February 4, 1937, one of two daughters of the late Murry and Mary (Murphy) Hendsbee. She was raised in Waltham and Madison, Maine where she graduated from high school. She married Raymond A. Lozzi on November 13,...
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Caroline (Donnarumma) Stoney

October 28, 1935 - March 9, 2018

Caroline (Donnarumma) Stoney, a resident of Melrose and formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82. Caroline was born on October 28, 1935 in Boston, daughter of the late Beniamino and Mary (DiGregorio) Donnarumma. Raised and educated in East Boston, Caroline was married to Francis Stoney on May 5, 1957 in E. Boston. They lived...
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Claire C. Griffin

April 27, 1928 - March 8, 2018

Mrs. Claire C. (Noren) Griffin, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at age 89. Claire was born in New York City on April 27, 1928, one of three daughters of the late Arthur T. Noren and Edith (Stiles) Noren. Claire graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Richmond, and received a...
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Jan Lesiak

August 26, 1923 - March 5, 2018

Jan Lesiak, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 5, 2018, at age 94. Jan Lesiak was born in Tomaszow, Poland on August 26, 1923, one of three children of the late Edward and Maria Lesiak. He was raised with his family in Poland until the occupation of Germany during WWII. At the age of 16, Jan was removed from his home and placed into forced labor in Germany...
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Robert J. Holden, Jr.

April 9, 1925 - March 5, 2018

Robert J. Holden Jr., long time Malden resident, died on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. He was 92. Robert was born in Malden on April 9, 1925, one of two children of the late Robert J. and Ruby P. (Stevenson) Holden Sr. As a young boy, Robert enjoyed spending his summers on his grandparent's farm in Canada, where he helped milk the cows and...
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John H. Davidson

August 10, 1926 - February 26, 2018

John H. Davidson, longtime Melrose resident, died on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Winchester Hospital. He was 91 John was born in Swampscott on August 10, 1926, the son of Andrew S. and Ethel Louise (Harlow) Davidson. He graduated from Swampscott High School, got his undergraduate degree from Suffolk University, and received his Masters Degree from Boston University. John would later...
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Vivian (Parsons) Greer

September 21, 1923 - February 24, 2018

Vivian (Parsons) Greer, of Melrose, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. She was 94. Vivian was born on September 21, 1923 in Everett, one of four children raised by the late Henry and Eliza (Moores) Parsons. Her family moved to the U.S. from Newfoundland, and Vivian was the only child of the four born in the U.S. Vivian grew up in Everett during the Great...
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David A. Barker

September 24, 1976 - February 24, 2018

David A. Barker, a lifelong resident of Saugus, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at age 41. David was born in Melrose on September 24, 1976, and raised in Saugus. As a boy, David loved to play football and played Saugus Pop Warner for a number of years. A gifted athlete, he also played baseball for many years. After graduating from Saugus High School, David played on a semi...
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Henry A. "Hank" Cutting

November 3, 1941 - February 24, 2018

Henry A. "Hank" Cutting, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at age 76. Henry was born in Quincy on November 3, 1941, one of three children of the late Henry A. And Anne (Ready) Cutting. Raised in Randolph, "Hank" was a graduate of Archbishop Williams where he excelled as a student-athlete. In his senior year while washing windows, he...
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Ann M. (Nicolo) Lyons

May 10, 1927 - February 24, 2018

Mrs. Ann M. (Nicolo) Lyons, a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Methuen Village, at age 90. Ann was born in Everett on May 10, 1927, one of three children of the late Lorenzo and Carmella (Fatibene) Nicolo. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1945. She then worked at Western Union before her...
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Margaret (Walsh) O'Brien

October 26, 1943 - February 19, 2018

Margaret (Walsh) O'Brien, of Stoneham, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Monday, February 19, 2018, at age 74. Margaret was born in Boston on October 26, 1943, one of three children of the late Bernard F. and Kathleen F. (Hargraves) Walsh. A Somerville native, Margaret graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston and Boston State College with a...
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Dorothy L. "Dot" Allen

February 13, 1921 - February 15, 2018

Dorothy L. (Campbell) "Dot" Allen, a longtime Melrose resident, died on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. She was 97. Dorothy was born in Cambridge, the youngest of eight children of the late Robert J. and Laura M. (Lyle) Campbell. Raised in Everett, Dorothy graduated from Everett High School. She married the late John H. Allen on April 3, 1945. They lived...
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Lucien Dorné

January 15, 1951 - February 15, 2018

Mr. Lucien Dorné died Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a year long struggle with brain cancer. He was 67. Lucien was born January 15, 1951 in Gros-Morne, Haiti, a son of the late Lafrance and Agathe (Jean-Baptiste) Dorné. Lucien was raised and educated in Haiti. He graduated High School at Juvenat Sacred Heart in Port-au- Prince. Then he went to...
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William H. Copeland

March 7, 1922 - February 8, 2018

William H. Copeland, a longtime resident of Melrose and proud Navy veteran of WWII, passed away peacefully at Care One in Wilmington on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at age 95. William was born on March 7, 1922 in Boston, one of four children of the late Nelson Copeland and Mabel (Jones) Copeland. Known to all as Cope, he was a local Melrose boy who enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 before he...
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Arline H. Avery

December 29, 1916 - February 8, 2018

Mrs. Arline H. (Bibeau) Avery, at age 101 and longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Born on December 29, 1916 in Cambridge, Arline was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Lillian F. (Hendrick) Bibeau. A native of Cambridge, Arline graduated from Cambridge Latin High School. Growing up, she enjoyed...
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Nance W. (Pottle) Hallstrom

August 4, 1933 - February 4, 2018

Nance W. Hallstrom, of Ipswich, formerly of Rockport and Lynnfield, died Sunday, February 04, 2018 at Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was 84. Nance was born on August 4, 1933 in Winchester, one of three children of the late Hayward H. and Laura G. (Wheeler) Pottle. Nance grew up in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1951. Nance was very close to her parents and...
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Richard Rowland

October 25, 1920 - January 31, 2018

Richard Rowland, resident of Woburn, formerly long time resident of Melrose died January 31, 2018 at Woodbriar of Wilmington. He was 97 Richard was born on October 25, 1920, in Malden, the son of the late Richard C. and Margaret (MacFadgen) Rowland. Richard grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge High School. He worked many different jobs during the Great Depression to...
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Joan M. (DiMeo) Sansone

August 1, 1943 - January 31, 2018

Mrs. Joan M. (DiMeo) Sansone, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at age 74. Joan was born in Boston on August 1, 1943, and raised in the North End. She graduated from Julie Billiart High School in the North End and from Chandler School for Women in Boston. Joan met the love of her life, her companion and best friend, Robert V....
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Norma M. (Corkum) Williams

August 17, 1924 - January 26, 2018

Mrs. Norma M. (Corkum) Williams, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 26, 2018, at age 93. Born in Winchester on August 17, 1924, Norma was one of two children of the late Andrew H. and Kathleen M. (Freeman) Corkum. Norma was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1942. From the age of 14, Norma was a member of the...
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Frederick Munroe

January 27, 1921 - January 26, 2018

Frederick Munroe, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington on Friday, January 26, 2018, at age 96. Fred was born in Jamaica Plain on January 27, 1921, one of four children of the late Margaret (Mulvenny) and Havelock Munroe. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School at age 17, and attended Bentley College for 3 years...
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Nina J. DiOrio

April 1, 1935 - January 24, 2018

Mrs. Nina J. (Kulpa) DiOrio, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at age 82. Nina was born in Everett on April 1, 1935, the eldest of six children of the late Peter and Olga (Nikouchuk) Kulpa. Raised in Chelsea, Nina graduated from Chelsea High School. As the oldest of six children, she assumed a maternal position at an early age and carried...
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Katie L. (Spradley) Brown

May 19, 1924 - January 20, 2018

Katie Brown, a resident of Chesapeake, VA, and formerly of Melrose died on Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was 93. Katie was born in the small town of Evant, TX. on May 19, 1924, one of six children of the late Edwin and Genie (Weeks) Spradley. When Katie was eighteen years old, she married John Forino and moved near his family in the Little Italy section of New York City. Katie...
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Robert A. Burns

May 27, 1931 - January 20, 2018

Robert A. Burns, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at age 86. Robert was born in Chelsea on May 27, 1931, son of the late Joseph and Emily (Ashley) Burns. Raised in Melrose, Bob was a graduate of Melrose High School. He proudly served as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War as a heavy vehicle operator. After receiving an...
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Tanya M. Clement

August 24, 1970 - January 13, 2018

Tanya M. Clement, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away suddenly due to complications of the flu at home on January 13, 2018. She was 47. Tanya was born in Teaneck, New Jersey on August 24, 1970, and raised in Malden. She graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1988. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford, her master's degree in Education from Harvard, and...
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June (Skillings) Swim

November 30, 1919 - January 13, 2018

Mrs. F. June (Skillings) Swim, of North Andover, formerly of Melrose and Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at age 98. June was born in Boston on November 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter E. and Florence A. (Luce) Skillings. She was raised in Hyde Park and graduated from Boston Girls High School, Class of 1937. As a child, June loved visiting her...
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Cecilia F. (Doucette) Boland

December 6, 1920 - January 11, 2018

Cecilia F. (Doucette) Boland, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at age 97. Cecilia was born in Stoneham on December 6, 1920, daughter of the late John G. and Cecilia (MacPhee) Doucette. She was the devoted wife of the late Albert V. Boland. Loving mother of Nancy Gregory and her husband...
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Edith M. (Pope) Richard

August 2, 1927 - December 31, 2017

Edith "Edie" (Pope) Richard, of Lynnfield, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at age 90, with her loving family by her side. Edie was born on the Pope Farm in Lynnfield on August 2, 1927. After graduating from Wakefield High School in 1946, Edie worked as a secretary at Liberty Mutual in Boston. She later worked at the phone company in Lynnfield Center as a telephone operator. On...
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David Pingree Wallstrom

July 15, 1938 - December 27, 2017

David Pingree Wallstrom, a resident of Leominster and former longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family's love on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, at age 79. Dave was born in Stoneham on July 15, 1938, one of two children of the late George E. Wallstrom and Gladys A. (Pingree) Wallstrom. He was raised in Melrose,...
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