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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

Charles F. Tura

April 8, 1956 - June 23, 2016

Charles F. Tura, of Reading, and formerly a longtime Melrose resident, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at age 60. Charles Tura was born in Malden on April 8, 1956, one of four children of the late Charles F. Tura, and Elizabeth (Wilson) Tura. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and proudly called Melrose home for most of his life. He grew...
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Thomas A. Fletcher

January 6, 1929 - June 14, 2016

Thomas A. Fletcher, a longtime resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 87. Born in Boston on January 6, 1929, he was the son of the late Helen (Campbell) Fletcher and George Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War....
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Kathleen A. (Scolles) DiPinto

August 13, 1924 - June 11, 2016

Mrs. Kathleen A. (Scolles) DiPinto, a resident of Saugus, formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Stoneham, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at age 91. Kathleen was born in Somerville on August 13, 1924, one of three children of the late Julia (Marotta) and Anthony Scolles. Raised and educated in Somerville, she graduated from Somerville High School. She resided in...
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Patricia R. (Ahearn) Mahoney

March 31, 1943 - June 9, 2016

Patricia R. (Ahearn) Mahoney, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at age 73. Patricia was born on March 31, 1943 in Medford, one of three children of the late John Ahearn and Marguerite Ruth (Hurford) Ahearn. She was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School and was proud to call Wakefield home. Always independent and a source...
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Teresa E. Rauseo

April 3, 1917 - June 6, 2016

Mrs. Teresa E. (Candelora) Rauseo, a resident of Wakefield and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully at Lahey Clinic in Burlington on Monday, June 6, 2016, at age 99. Mrs. Rauseo was born on April 3, 1917 in Malden. She was one of twelve children of Italian-born parents the late Rocco and Philomena (Marocco) Candelora who settled in Malden to raise their large family. Teresa lived...
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Helen L. (DeVoss) Leo

March 22, 1938 - June 5, 2016

Helen L. (DeVoss) Leo, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at age 78. Born March 22, 1938 in Malden, Helen was one of eight children of the late Richard and Lillian (Obelsky) DeVoss. Helen was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. While at a dance at the Lake Quannapowitt boathouse in the 50's, she met Charles Leo and they were...
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Mary D. Fandel

August 15, 1930 - May 25, 2016

Mary Dorothy Fandel (Hanley) of Melrose, MA passed away on May 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on August 15, 1930. She was the cherished daughter of Anastasia and John Hanley of West Medford, MA. Mary was the beloved wife of John B. "Jack" Fandel for 59 years. Together they raised a beautiful and loving family. She was the mother of five children, John W. Fandel and...
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Jack Robert Waaramaa

August 19, 1993 - May 23, 2016

Jack Waaramaa, a life-time resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 22. Jack was born in Boston on August 19, 1993, one of three children to Eric and Leigh (Ballweg) Waaramaa. He graduated from Melrose High School in 2012 and was scheduled to graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston on May 27th with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He...
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Irven L. Franklin

February 5, 1935 - May 20, 2016

Mr. Irven L. Franklin, a resident of Arlington, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 81. Irven was born on February 5, 1935, one of two sons of the late Irven R. Franklin and Dorothy (Gleason) Franklin. He was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Urbana, Illinois, and grew up fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his younger brother, Roy....
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Erna E. Hooton-Koester

September 28, 1930 - May 18, 2016

Erna Hooton-Koester, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Nursing Center in Medford, at age 85. She is survived by her three children, David Hooton MS, his wife Kathi and their daughter Emanuelle; Dr. Cornell Hooton PHD, his wife Ann and their sons Nathaniel and Trent; and by Steph Hooton BFA, with her husband Hien and...
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Reginald M. "Reggie" Edwards

February 29, 1916 - May 16, 2016

Mr. Reginald M. "Reggie" Edwards, age 100, passed away on May 16, 2016 at home in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He was born on February 29, 1916 in Malden, to the late E. James and Cora M. Edwards. His parents and three siblings Delores Kervick, H. Leroy Edwards and James K. Edwards preceded him in death. After graduation he had a year of radio/electronic school that proved useful in the military...
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June (Mahoney) Palangi

June 29, 1929 - May 16, 2016

June (Mahoney) Palangi, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Monday, May 16, 2016, at age 86. Born in Melrose on June 29, 1929, June was one of two children of the late Joseph L. and Edith W. (Singer) Mahoney. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1948. June was a warm weather person. She loved being...
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Rose M. DeNicola

January 27, 1927 - May 14, 2016

Rose M. (Bove) DeNicola, of Saugus, peacefully entered into the Lord's presence on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at home. Born January 27, 1927 in Manhattan, New York, Rose was the daughter of the late Gennaro and Maria (Lanni) Bove. Rose was raised and educated in New York. After meeting the love of her life, Sal, they married and settled in Medford. Rose had been employed at the former Jordan...
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Emilia Caraglia

March 12, 1939 - May 9, 2016

Mrs. Emilia (DiFilippo) Caraglia, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, at age 77. Emilia was born in Chelsea on March 12, 1939, one of three children of the late Louis and Sadie (Anoli) DiFilippo. She graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea and was married to Anthony Caraglia in November of...
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Jeanne M. (Shields) Glancy

December 21, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Mrs. Jeanne M. (Shields) Glancy, a resident of Mashpee and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham, at age 88. Born on December 21, 1927, Jeanne was the daughter of the late John Shields and Mary C. (McCarthy) Carlson, and wife of the late Edwin J. Glancy. She was raised and educated in Malden where she graduated from Malden...
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James L. Morris

September 5, 1932 - May 4, 2016

Mr. James L. Morris, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, at age 83. Born in Malden on September 5, 1932, he was one of two children of the late Charles and Rita (Amirault) Morris. Jim was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School where he played football and ran track. He proudly served his country as a...
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Ann H. Burnside

January 31, 1917 - April 29, 2016

Ann H. Burnside, age 99, affectionately known as "Mrs. B," of Melrose, MA and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by her family. Ann is survived by two daughters, and one son; Joanne Burnside and her partner, Stephen Willis, of Danvers, MA and W. Palm Beach, FL, Bonnie Burnside of W. Palm Beach, FL, and William Burnside and his wife,...
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Clara Gerke

December 15, 1911 - April 26, 2016

Mrs. Clara (Ruhland) Gerke, of North Reading, passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 104 at the Meadowview Nursing Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Clara was born in Bavaria, Germany on December 15, 1911, one of nine children of the late Joseph and Marie (Huber) Ruhland. At the age of 17, she set out independently and bravely immigrated to the United States. She lived in Buffalo, NY...
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Kenneth R. Figueira

January 27, 1941 - April 23, 2016

Mr. Kenneth R. Figueira, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at age 75. Ken was born in Somerville on January 27, 1941, one of three children of the late Antonio and Itia Louise (Nackel) Figueira. He was raised in Medford where he graduated from high school and played baseball. Ken was a Master Electrician, working as a member of Local #103. He...
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Debra A. (Yee) "Deb-e" Martinage

June 5, 1957 - April 22, 2016

Debra A. (Yee) "Deb-e" Martinage, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, April 22, 2016, at age 58. Debra Yee was born in Beverly on June 5, 1957, and raised in Burlington where she graduated from Burlington High School. She attended Middlesex Community College, and worked in IT consulting for Riverbed Corp. for several years. Friendly and easy going, Deb...
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James E. Barr

May 21, 1927 - April 19, 2016

Mr. James E. Barr, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at age 88. James Barr was born in Worcester on May 21, 1927, one of three children of the late Thornton E. and Linda J. (DiGregorio) Barr. A graduate of Everett High School, Jim was raised in Everett and served his country with honor...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Wetherbee

June 10, 1921 - April 19, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" (Churchey) Wetherbee, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 94. Born in Natick on June 10, 1921, Betty was one of four children of the late James Churchey and Eva (Lacho) Churchey. She was raised in Natick and Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School. Elizabeth and Alfred...
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Joan M. (Condon) Kneath

November 5, 1922 - April 18, 2016

Mrs. Joan M. (Condon) Kneath, a resident of Melrose since 1957, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, April 18, 2016, at age 93. Joan was born in Malden on November 5, 1922, one of six children of the late Thomas J. Condon and Lena (Wedge) Condon. She graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, and was married in 1953 before settling in Melrose to raise her...
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Yeh Pan "Victor" Yuan

January 8, 1914 - April 16, 2016

Mr. Yeh Pan "Victor" Yuan, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born in Tianjin, China on January 8, 1914 to a merchant family, he was one of six children. He was educated in private schools in Beijing and Nanjing, then attended university in Shanghai where he studied banking and finance. In the late 1930s, he moved to work in Hong Kong,...
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Virginia E. "Ginnie" Bryant

January 29, 1924 - April 16, 2016

Virginia E. "Ginnie" Bryant, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Woburn Nursing Center, at age 92. Ginnie was born in Lynn on January 29, 1924, one of three children of the late LeRoy H. Wood and Elizabeth (Haskell) Wood. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1942. She received her associate's...
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Patricia I. Carlson

August 10, 1930 - April 16, 2016

Mrs. Patricia I. (McKenna) Carlson, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 85. Born in Malden on August 10, 1930, she was one of five children of the late Patric McKenna and Margaret (Kelley) McKenna. Patricia was raised in Malden where she graduated from Chevrus All Girls School. She married William H....
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James E. Brophy

July 9, 1932 - April 9, 2016

Mr. James E. Brophy, a resident of South Yarmouth, and formerly of North Reading and Melrose, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at age 83. Jim was born in Melrose on July 9, 1932, one of two sons of the late John T. Brophy and Mary E. (O'Donnell) Brophy. He graduated with the Class of 1951 from Melrose High School where he lettered in football....
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Elsie M. Baldi

May 21, 1927 - April 4, 2016

Mrs. Elsie M. (Elo) Baldi, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester, at age 88. Born on May 21, 1927 in Boston, Elsie was one of three daughters of Finnish parents the late Waino Elo and Selma Elo. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and attended Whidden Memorial Hospital School of...
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George W. Bray

March 21, 1934 - March 23, 2016

Mr. George W. Bray, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82. George was born in Winthrop on March 21, 1934, one of three sons of the late George and Mary (Scoppetuolo) Bray. He was raised in East Boston and educated in local parochial schools. In 1973, he married Iris Rosnov and they settled in Wakefield...
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Nancy Botreau

April 22, 1976 - March 15, 2016

Nancy Botreau, of Malden, MA, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2016 in Hollywood, FL. She was only 39 years old. Nancy was born on April 22, 1976 in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Malden, MA where she graduated from Malden High School. She recently moved to Florida to be near her sister. She cherished her family, especially her three sons. Nancy was the loving mother of Jovani, Nathaniel,...
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Ernest W. "Billy" Hughes, Jr.

April 28, 1946 - March 7, 2016

Ernest W. "Billy" Hughes, Jr. a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 69. Born in Melrose on April 28, 1946, Bill was one of four children of the Ernest W. Hughes Sr. and Camille M. (Taverna) Hughes. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and called Melrose home for most of his life. He proudly...
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Nicholas A. Ansaldi, Sr

May 2, 1930 - March 6, 2016

Mr. Nicholas A. Ansaldi, Sr., of Wakefield, formerly of the North End and East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85. Nick was born at home on May 2, 1930, a son of the late Ignazio and Chrocifissa (Armata) Ansaldi. He was raised on Commercial Street in the North End one of eight children and graduated from...
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Edith "Dee Dee" Paul

June 22, 1920 - March 3, 2016

Mrs. Edith (Studer) "Dee Dee" Paul, age 95, of Peabody passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 at Brooksby Village. She was the beloved wife of the late David H. Paul, who passed away just 38 days earlier, and loving mother of MacGregor "Mac" Paul of Durham, NC, Laurie Brustlin of Campton, NH and Barbara Bellotti and her husband, Peter Bellotti, of Winchester. She is also survived by her six...
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John W. Bishop, Sr

October 2, 1923 - March 3, 2016

Mr. John W. Bishop, Sr., a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, NH, at age 92. John was born in Malden on October 2, 1923 and raised in Everett by Gould W. and Edna M. (Turner) Taylor. He was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1942 and served his country proudly in the Pacific Theatre during WWII in the US...
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Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar

October 28, 1923 - March 1, 2016

Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar, a proud resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 92. Vrajkunvar, known to her family and many friends as "Ba," led a diverse life of experiences across the world. She was born in Uganda to Indian parents the late Vithaldas M. Chotai and Manibai (Popat) Chotai. She lived in four different countries before settling in...
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Madeleine M. "Maddy" Goebel

April 8, 1914 - February 29, 2016

Madeleine M. "Maddy" Goebel, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully in 102nd year on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Golden Living Center – The Elmhurst. Madeleine was born in Clinton on April 8, 1914. She was raised by the late Robert H. and Ethel M. (McClintock) Goebel in Berlin, New Hampshire where she graduated from high school in 1931. She received a degree in...
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William J. Healy

November 5, 1919 - February 28, 2016

William J. Healy, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at age 96. Born on November 5, 1919 in Boston, he was one of four children of the late William J. and Mary (Hines) Healy. The Healy family traces its roots back to Littleton, MA where all four children were raised and educated in farm country. Bill excelled in athletics as the captain of the...
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John L. Malolepszy

June 21, 1937 - February 28, 2016

Mr. John L. Malolepszy, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2016 at Lawrence-Memorial Hospital, at age 78. Born in Chelsea on June 21, 1937, he was one of four children of the late Joseph and Regina (Michalski) Malolepszy. John graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and Salem State University before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He lived in...
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Mildred C. (Olsson) Hedquist

April 8, 1926 - February 25, 2016

Mrs. Mildred C. (Olsson) Hedquist, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at age 89. Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 8, 1926, Mildred was raised in Brooklyn where she graduated from Fort Hamilton High School. She attended the Brooklyn School of Nursing where she received training as a Registered Nurse. After...
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Althea (Bennett) Hatch

September 27, 1926 - February 22, 2016

Mrs. Althea (Bennett) Hatch, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Haverhill Crossing on Monday, February 22, 2016, at age 89. Althea was born on September 27, 1926 in Lynn, one of three children of the late Roy and Miriam (Knapp) Bennett. Raised in Melrose, she was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1944, and settled in Melrose to raise a family. She married the...
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Warren A. Gerry

January 1, 1925 - February 18, 2016

Mr. Warren A. Gerry, a Melrose resident and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Lawrence – Memorial Hospital in Medford, at age 91. Warren was born in Melrose on January 1st 1925, one of eight children of the late Frederick B. and Josephine (Flynn) Gerry. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, and entered the US Marine...
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Kenneth L. Fiandaca

May 7, 1946 - February 15, 2016

Kenneth L. Fiandaca, of Malden, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 15, 2016, at age 69. Born in Melrose on May 7, 1946, Kenny was one of three children of the late Frank A. Fiandaca and Louise (D'Antilio) Fiandaca. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1964. He received an honorable discharge for his service in the US Army...
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Martin "Marty" Finigian, Jr.

July 17, 1927 - February 15, 2016

Mr. Martin "Marty" Finigian, Jr., of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at Cape Coral Hospital on Monday, February 15, 2016, at age 88. Born in Patterson, New Jersey on July 17, 1927, Martin was one of three children of the late Martin M. Finigian and S. Rose (Pullicino) Finigian. Raised in Melrose, he was a graduate of Melrose High School and served his...
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Margaret Ann (Connor) Muldowney

February 11, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Ann (Connor) Muldowney, of Wakefield and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Margaret was born in Roscommon, Ireland, one of eight children of the late Michael and Margaret (Killian) Connor. At age 20, Margaret came to the United States. She was married on June 13, 1953 and settled with her...
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Eugene J. McDonald

July 27, 1939 - February 8, 2016

Mr. Eugene J. McDonald, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center on Monday, February 08, 2016, at age 76. Born in Medford on July 27, 1939, Eugene was one of four children of the late Walter D. and Caroline P. (Jones) McDonald. After his graduation from Medford High School, he proudly served his country in the 65th Artillery of the US Army during the...
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Guy "Chipper" Marks

January 9, 1954 - February 5, 2016

Guy "Chipper" Marks, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, February 5, 2016, at age 62. Born in Malden on January 9, 1954, he was nicknamed "Chipper" by his aunt as a baby. He was raised in Malden, attended Malden schools, and lived at home with his mother and father for most of his life. After his mom passed away in 2008, he moved to Wakefield to live...
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Jo-Ann M. (Henderson) Bishop

June 10, 1958 - January 26, 2016

Jo-Ann M. (Henderson) Bishop, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at age 57. Born on June 10, 1958 in Melrose, she was raised one of six children to Phyllis and the late Dorsey Henderson in Melrose. She was a graduate of Melrose High School and received her L.P.N. from Melrose-Wakefield School of Nursing. As a young nurse, Jo-Ann worked...
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David Hume Paul

September 14, 1922 - January 25, 2016

Mr. David Hume Paul, age 93, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home at Brooksby Village on Monday, January 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, boss, golfer, carpenter, and veteran, with a tremendous sense of personal honor. Born on September 14, 1922 in Melrose, he was the only son of the late Howard and Lois (Hume) Paul. David is...
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Jean F. "Gumby" Barnes

January 29, 1934 - January 25, 2016

Mrs. Jean F. (Collins) "Gumby" Barnes, a resident of Danvers and formerly of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Hathorne Hill Nursing Center in Danvers, at age 81. Jean was born on January 29, 1934, one of two children of the late John F. and Helen J. (Devine) Collins. Born and raised in Melrose, Jean graduated from Melrose High School and settled in Melrose to...
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Ruth W. (Otto) Christensen

July 26, 1922 - January 23, 2016

Mrs. Ruth W. (Otto) Christensen, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at age 93. Ruth was born on July 26, 1922 in Cambridge, one of three children of the late William E. and Merian L. (Buckley) Otto. Raised in the Beachmont section of Revere, Ruth grew up within walking distance of the ocean and graduated from Revere High School. After a chance meeting...
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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Duprey

February 2, 1932 - January 8, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth M. "Betty" Duprey, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 8, 2016, at age 83. Elizabeth was born in Medford on February 2, 1932, one of two daughters of the late Edward Stymans and Claire Lameraux. Elizabeth who was lovingly known by her friends and family as "Betty" was a graduate of Medford High School. Betty was a...
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Lyman T. Garniss, Sr.

February 27, 1934 - January 7, 2016

Mr. Lyman T. Garniss Sr., of Tewksbury formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully after a short illness at home on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at age 81. Born in Melrose on February 27, 1934, Lyman was the son of the late W. Stewart Garniss and Dorothy (Taylor) Garniss. Mr. Garniss was a Melrose High School graduate and longtime resident. He served in the US Air Force before settling in...
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Joanna M. Alfano

April 28, 1944 - January 6, 2016

Mrs. Joanna M. (Campanella) "JoJo" Alfano, of Melrose and Windham, NH, passed away surrounded by her loving family after a short illness on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. She was 71. Born in Lynn on April 28, 1944, Joanna was raised in East Boston one of two children of the late Gaetano Campanella and Marion R. (Pascucci) Campanella. Growing up in E. Boston, Joanna graduated from Fitton...
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Michael E. Hallett

August 25, 1954 - January 3, 2016

Michael E. Hallett, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sunday, January 3, 2016, at age 61. Born in Medford on August 25, 1954, Michael was raised in Somerville one of four children of the late Malcom Hallett and Helen (Wall) Hallett. He graduated and played baseball at Somerville High School and Mass Bay...
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Robert Steven Reul

July 24, 1938 - December 22, 2015

Bob Reul (Robert Steven Reul), age 77, of Stoneham, MA, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. He was the son of Edward Reul and Ada (Farmer) Reul, brother of Jim and Dorothy. Bob was born in Flushing, Queens on July 24, 1938, when that part of New York City was a small, rural community. It was a time when little boys went out for the whole day to explore and was most likely the...
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Ellen M. Coffin

August 29, 1943 - December 21, 2015

Mrs. Ellen M. (Lomartire) Coffin, a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Monday, December 21, 2015, at age 72. Ellen was born in Rutland, VT on August 29, 1943, one of six children of the late Alfred J. and Kathryn (Dailey) Lomartire. She was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire where she graduated from St. Joseph's School. Ellen worked for New...
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Robert A. Cruickshank

January 14, 1947 - December 12, 2015

Rev. Dr. Robert A. "Dr. Bob" Cruickshank, D. min, of Stoneham, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the Daniels House in Reading, at age 68. Born in Bloomington, Illinois on January 14, 1947, Robert Cruickshank was one of two sons of the late Alfred Cruickshank and Mae Goodreau. After graduating high school, he began his lifelong love for...
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Fannie (DeBole) Campochiaro

December 31, 1916 - December 11, 2015

Fannie (DeBole) Campochiaro, of Wakefield and formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Friday, December 11, 2015, at age 98. Born in Wakefield on December 31, 1916, Fannie was one of six children raised in East Boston of the late Leo DeBole and Maryann (Cutana) DeBole. As a young high school student, Fannie stayed home during the day to help raise...
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Elizabeth "Bette" Volpe

August 15, 1923 - December 8, 2015

Elizabeth M. "Bette" Volpe, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at age 92. Bette was born in Melrose on August 15, 1923, one of two daughters of the late Angelo and Florence (Salipante) Volpe. Raised in Melrose, Bette graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1942. She worked briefly at Woolworth's and then became a Dental...
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Virginia R. DiPietro

November 1, 1935 - December 7, 2015

Ms. Virginia R. (Leear) DiPietro, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Genesis Wakefield Center on Monday, December 7, 2015, at age 80. One of five children, Virginia was born in Boston on November 1, 1935 a daughter of the late John E. Leear and Rose (Rosemayer) Malloy. She was raised in Boston where she attended parochial school, graduating from Girls School in...
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William T. McManus

December 29, 1935 - November 23, 2015

Mr. William T. McManus, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 23, 2015, at age 79. William was born in Winchester on December 29, 1935, one of four children of the late John J. McManus and Gladys A. (Sinnett) McManus. He was raised in Medford before the family moved to Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Bill served his country in...
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Margaret (Picarello) Sacco

May 12, 1915 - November 20, 2015

Mrs. Margaret (Picarello) Sacco, a longtime resident of Saugus, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at age 100. Margaret was born in Boston on May 12, 1915, one of six children of the late Andrew Picarello and Maria (Marciano) Picarello. She was raised and educated in East Boston and married Alexander Sacco on...
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James F. Mahoney

June 23, 1935 - November 18, 2015

Mr. James F. Mahoney, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at age 80. Jim was born in Somerville on June 23, 1935, son of the late James F. Mahoney and Marguerite (Newman) Mahoney. A South Boston native, he served as an altar boy at St. Augustine's Church and graduated from Cathedral High School. After high...
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Mary F. (Pasqua) Maiella

October 11, 1936 - November 17, 2015

Mrs. Mary F. (Pasqua) Maiella, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015 at Mass General Hospital, at age 79. She was born in Boston, one of three children of the late Michael F. Pasqua and Mary "Irene" (Drafies) Pasqua. Growing up in the West End of Boston, Mary attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Arch Bishop Cushing Central High School in S....
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Dorothy A. "Dot" O'Toole

January 6, 1922 - November 16, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy A. (Campbell) O'Toole, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell on Monday, November 16, 2015. Dorothy was born in Somerville on January 6, 1922, the daughter of the late William and Eva (Gladu) Campbell. She was raised in Woburn where she graduated from Woburn High School. On August 24, 1947, she married William O'Toole and they...
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Horace F. "Freddy" Smith

August 27, 1925 - November 14, 2015

Mr. Horace F. "Freddy" Smith, a resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at age 90. Mr. Smith was born in Stoneham on August 27, 1925, one of three children of the late Horace E. Smith and Elizabeth G. (Friberg) Smith. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. Shortly after graduating, he was drafted into the US Army on...
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Valerie LeBlanc

March 31, 1955 - November 10, 2015

Mrs. Valerie (Wilde) LeBlanc, a resident of Peabody, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at age 60. One of four of the "Wilde Girls," Valerie was born on March 31, 1955 in Everett. Known as Val, she was a graduate of Everett High School and lived in Peabody for many years. Val was passionate...
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Rosemarie S. Johnson

September 23, 1942 - November 9, 2015

Rosemarie S. (Costanza) Johnson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by the loving care of her family on Monday, November 9, 2015, at age 73. Rosemarie was born in Everett on September 23, 1942, one of three children of the late Alfred P. Costanza and Rose (Nicolosi) Costanza. She was raised and educated in Woburn, graduating from Woburn High School. She earned...
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Mark Pearson

February 16, 1930 - November 5, 2015

Mark Pearson, a longtime resident of Boston, passed away peacefully at the Golden Living Center - The Elmhurst in Melrose on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at age 85. He was born in Rockford, Illinois on February 16, 1930, one of three sons of the late Irving F. Pearson and Erma E. (Cable) Pearson. He was raised in Rockford and Springfield, Illinois, graduating from Springfield High School. He...
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Carl A. Lindstrom

January 27, 1927 - November 3, 2015

Mr. Carl A. Lindstrom, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Melrose, at age 88. Carl was born in Stoneham on January 27, 1927, one of two sons of Swedish descendants the late Carl A. and Esther A. (Lindegren) Lindstrom. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School and played in the High...
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Clarence "Clancy" Sawyer

June 14, 1937 - October 31, 2015

Clarence H. "Clancy" Sawyer, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at age 78. Clarence Sawyer was born in Melrose, one of five children of the late Peter H. Sawyer and Beulah (Craigie) Sawyer. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and served in the US Army honorably while stationed in Korea. Clarence, known to many as...
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Kin Lai "George" Tai

October 26, 1914 - October 30, 2015

Mr. Kin Lai "George" Tai, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Friday, October 30, 2015 at age 101. Born in Ningbo, China on October 26, 1914, Kin Lai was raised in a southern village of Shanghai prior to Communist rule. With the blessing of his parents at age 17, he set out into the world to find a better life. Many years...
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Edna M. Macintosh

February 23, 1919 - October 29, 2015

Mrs. Edna M. Macintosh, of Newburyport, and formerly of Dover, NH and Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at age 96. She was born in Melrose on February 23, 1919, one of three children of the late Frederick Bolton and Florence (Gleason) Bolton. She attended Melrose public schools, and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She worked as a...
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Robert Cook Daniels

July 19, 1923 - October 17, 2015

Mr. Robert Cook Daniels, beloved husband of the late Louise (Huntress) Daniels , died peacefully in Manchester, Connecticut on Saturday, October 17 at 1:15 a.m. with his niece by his side. He was mentally alert and vibrant through his final day, enjoying time every day with family. He was so happy he glowed when enjoying visits from his dog, Daisy, or coloring or puzzling with his great-grand...
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Carla M. (Goyette) Hegan

November 24, 1956 - October 17, 2015

Mrs. Carla M. (Goyette) Hegan, of Saugus, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Meadow View Center in North Reading, at age 58. She was born in Melrose on November 24, 1956, one of six children of the late Lawrence F. Goyette, Sr. and Dorothy Grace (Camuso) Goyette. Raised in Saugus, Carla was a graduate of Saugus High School. She married the love...
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Dolores A. Driscoll

July 3, 1934 - October 13, 2015

Mrs. Dolores A. (LeSaffre) Driscoll - mother, grandmother and advocate for youth, the disabled and the disadvantaged - passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and admiration of her family at home in Rye, NH on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at age 81. Born on July 3, 1934 in Saugus, she was one of six children of the late Robert and Anna (Carothers) LeSaffre. Raised in Melrose, she graduated...
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Breeanna L. Lorini

March 13, 1990 - October 9, 2015

Breeanna L. Lorini at age 25, of Lynn and previously of Englewood, Florida passed away unexpectedly while at home in bed on Friday, October 9, 2015. Breeanna was born on March 13, 1990 in Lakewood, New Jersey. She was raised in Englewood, Florida and attended Lemon Bay High School where she played softball and was on the cheerleading team. At the young age of 15, she met her soul mate, best...
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William P. "Billy" Davis

November 30, 1961 - October 7, 2015

Mr. William P. "Billy" Davis, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 7, 2015 at Mass General Hospital, at age 53. Bill was born in Waltham on November 30, 1961, one of twelve children of the late P. Samuel Davis and Florence (Bianchi) Davis. Raised in the Nonantum section of Newton, Bill was part of the neighborhood that everyone affectionately calls "The...
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James A. Romano

February 9, 1943 - October 4, 2015

Mr. James A. Romano, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, at age 72. Jim was born in Yonkers, NY, one of two children of the late Dominick and Concetta (Ferrugo) Romano. Born and bred in Yonkers, Jim's father died in WWII before Jim could meet him. His childhood was characterized by the care and support of his mother...
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Richard C. Hale

May 24, 1930 - September 23, 2015

Mr. Richard C. Hale, a resident of Wakefield, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at age 85. Born at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 24, 1930, he was one of three sons of the late Orrin J. and Elizabeth (Maloney) Hale. He was a lifelong resident of Albion Street in Wakefield in a home built by his uncle Horace Hale in 1892. He graduated from St. Joseph's...
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Edward F. Cassidy

September 11, 1943 - September 23, 2015

Mr. Edward F. Cassidy, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at age 72. Ed was born in Medford on September 11, 1943, son of the late Ann (Handley) Cassidy and Edward F. Cassidy. Raised in Wakefield, he spent his senior year of high school in Kingston, Jamaica where his father was transferred for work. At age 8, he knew he wanted to be an...
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Adeline J. "Addie" (Lally) Thistle

March 31, 1944 - September 21, 2015

Mrs. Adeline J. "Addie" (Lally) Thistle, of Middleton, formerly of Andover, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 71. Adeline, lovingly known as "Addie" was born in East Boston, one of three children of the late Walter F. and Julia (Mazzarino) Lally. She spent her childhood in the Orient Heights section of East Boston, and at age 11 moved...
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Preston S. Johnson

January 11, 1923 - September 13, 2015

Preston S. Johnson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at age 92. Preston was born in Lawrence on January 11, 1923, son of the late Leonard P. Johnson and Margaret (Stillman) Johnson. Preston was raised in Andover and before graduating high school had started working on the Boston & Maine Railroad. At age 16, he...
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Charles A. Gargiulo, Jr.

March 30, 1958 - September 11, 2015

Charles A. Gargiulo, Jr., of Malden, formerly of Everett, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, September 1, 2015, at age 57. Charles was born in Melrose on March 30, 1958. Raised in Melrose, he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1976, UMASS-Lowell in 1980 and received his Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan. Charlie had worked for a period of time...
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Audrey Whitehead

August 30, 1925 - September 11, 2015

Mrs. Audrey Whitehead, of Melrose, died on September 11 , 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1925, to Judson and Grace Place, she spent her early years in rural New Jersey. At age 8, her family moved to Melrose, Massachusetts, where she attended the Melrose public schools. Upon graduating from Melrose High School, in 1944, she attended Forsyth Training School for...
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Beatrice P. Walsh

February 5, 1920 - September 8, 2015

Mrs. Beatrice F. Walsh (nee French) of Rochester, NH, formerly of Melrose, MA, and born in Wakefield, MA, passed peacefully on September 8, 2015 at age 95. Beatrice was one of six children of the late Leonard A. and Beatrice P.V. (Whiteacre) French. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1936, where she excelled academically and won the Spelling Bee sponsored by...
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Lois M. Monge

December 30, 1925 - September 7, 2015

Lois M. Monge, a resident of Saugus, and formerly of Melrose and Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 89. Lois was born on December 30, 1925 in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School. She lived in Wakefield for many years, Melrose for several years, and more recently had lived in Saugus. Lois worked for...
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Edward A. Blanchard

September 29, 1955 - September 5, 2015

Edward A. Blanchard, recently of Port Richey, Fl, and formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at age 59. Edward was born in Biddeford, Maine on September 29, 1955, one of two children of the late Arthur H. and Lauraine M. (Desjardins) Blanchard. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1973. Over the years, he worked...
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Eleanor M. Crowley

May 12, 1931 - September 1, 2015

Mrs. Eleanor M. "El" (Cassidy) Crowley, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at age 84. Eleanor was born in Chelsea on May 12, 1931, daughter of the late William and Mary (McCreven) Cassidy. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. On April 25, 1953 she married John F. Crowley at Our Lady of...
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Ruth I. Terry

September 25, 1925 - August 26, 2015

Mrs. Ruth (Iversen) Terry, an Amesbury, MA resident, formerly of Manchester, NH and Winthrop, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at age 89. Ruth was born at home in Winthrop, one of four children of the late Ingvald and Anna M. (Knudsen) Iversen. Raised and educated in Winthrop, she graduated from Winthrop High School and married her soul mate Walter Terry on...
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Marion W. (Simpson) McDermod

June 9, 1925 - August 25, 2015

Mrs. Marion W. (Simpson) McDermod, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at age 90. One of four children of the late William T. S. and Sarah R. (Hughes) Simpson, Marion was born in Mussleboro, Scotland and came to the United States at age 4. Raised in Malden, she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1943. In June of 1944, at the...
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Ronald J. Robinson

October 11, 1924 - August 22, 2015

Mr. Ronald J. Robinson, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 90. Ronald was born October 11, 1924 in Wakefield, a son of the late Eli H. and Thelma K. (Downey) Robinson and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Tech 5. He was injured in Italy...
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Christina J. Bishara

January 1, 1923 - August 16, 2015

Mrs. Christina J. (Karreman) Bishara, of Woburn and formerly of Dedham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at age 92. Christina was born in The Hague, Holland one of three children of the late Elisabeth J. (Haak) and Johannes Karreman. She was raised in Holland before being sent to work in Germany during WWII. While working, she fell in love with an American soldier and they...
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Ruth Brown

September 10, 1929 - August 5, 2015

Mrs. C. Ruth (Roche) Brown, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at age 85. Ruthie was born in Mission Hill on September 10, 1929, one of two daughters of the late Patrick Roche and Catherine (O'Leary) Roche. Raised in Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain, she graduated from Mission High School and began working at First National Bank in Boston....
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Paula M. (Walsh) Tringali

January 30, 1949 - August 4, 2015

Paula M. (Walsh) Tringali, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at age 66. Paula was born in Revere on January 30, 1949, one of four children of the late Arthur L. Walsh and Pauline M. (Shea) Walsh. She was raised in Revere and Saugus where she graduated from Saugus High School. She was married on June 6, 1970 and lived in Winthrop...
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Richard A. "Rich" Sidmore

May 17, 1950 - July 23, 2015

Mr. Richard A. "Rich" Sidmore, of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 65. Mr. Sidmore was born in Melrose on May 17, 1950, one of two children of the late Stuart F. Sidmore and Elizabeth M. (Scarborough) Sidmore. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968. He received his Associates Degree from North...
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Lawrence F. Goyette

April 15, 1920 - July 21, 2015

Mr. Lawrence F. Goyette, Sr., a longtime resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 95. Larry was born in Boston, one of four children of the late Edward O. Goyette, Sr. and Cesara (Cesarini) Goyette. Raised in South Boston, Larry was married on November 30, 1952 and settled in Saugus in 1968 with his family of six children. ...
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Paul P. Ryan

September 9, 1946 - July 17, 2015

Mr. Paul P. Ryan, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 17, 2015, at age 68. Paul was born in Stoneham on September 9, 1946, one of two children of the late Phillip Ryan and Priscilla M. (Kittredge) Ryan. He graduated from Melrose High School, and Boston University where he received his Finance degree and rowed crew. Upon joining the workforce, he...
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John J. "Jack" Courtney

July 10, 1946 - July 15, 2015

Attorney John J. "Jack" Courtney, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at age 69. Jack was born in Malden on July 10, 1946, son of the late John J. Courtney and Agatha G. (O'Keefe) Courtney. Raised in Malden, Jack graduated from Malden Catholic, Class of 1964 where he...
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Alicia Holmes

December 4, 1951 - July 14, 2015

Alicia Holmes, a resident of Wakefield, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She was 63. Alicia was born in Somerville, on December 4, 1951 to Charles and Mary Holmes. The youngest of four children, she had two sisters, Kathleen Ruszkowski, and Paula Peterson, and a brother the late Michael Holmes. Alicia and Scott Batson were married on December 4, 1999 and lived in Wakefield. ...
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