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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

Beverly "Bev" Ames

January 9, 1937 - December 4, 2016

Beverly M. (Ware) "Bev" Ames, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at age 79. Born on January 9, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Stanley P. and Hazel (Woodcock) Ware. Bev was born and raised in Everett, and was an Everett High School graduate. On July 5, 1980, she married her soul mate and husband the...
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Norma R. Billington

August 13, 1922 - December 3, 2016

Norma R. (Duncan) Billington, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at age 94. Norma was born in Everett on August 13, 1922, one of three children of the late Stuart Duncan and Frances (Marston) Duncan. Raised and educated in Everett, she received training to be a Registered Nurse from...
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Rose M. (Serino) Storlazzi

April 22, 1921 - November 17, 2016

Rose M. (Serino) Storlazzi, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Daniels House in Reading on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at age 95. Rose was born in Revere on April 22, 1921, one of five children of the late Carmine and Angelina Serino. She was raised in Revere before moving to Melrose where she attended from Melrose High School. Growing up during the Depression,...
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Eleanor G. (Virgin) Abbott

July 4, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Mrs. Eleanor G. (Virgin) Abbott, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, November 14, 2016, at age 93. Born on the 4th of July in 1923 in Lynn, Eleanor was one of five children of the late George H. Virgin and Carmen (Gardner) Virgin. Eleanor was raised in Revere before moving to Melrose with her family. In 1943, she married the late John...
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John G. Desmond

December 29, 1938 - November 14, 2016

Mr. John G. Desmond, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge on Monday, November 14, 2016, at age 77. John was born in Somerville on December 29, 1938, one of three children of the late John and Catherine (Murray) Desmond. Raised in Stoneham, he graduated from Stoneham High School and joined the IBEW Local #103 at age 18. John was...
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Kevin M. Charbonier

November 18, 1971 - November 12, 2016

Kevin M. Charbonier, a resident of Rockland and formerly lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at age 44. Kevin was born in Malden, one of two children of the late Alfred P. Charbonier, and Elaine D. (McLaughlin) Charbonier. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. ...
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Jean E. Blake

December 27, 1930 - November 11, 2016

Jean E. Blake, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Wingate of Melrose on Friday, November 11, 2016, at age 85. Born on December 27, 1930 in Malden, she was one of nine children of the late Arthur and Helen (Maguire) Blake. Jean was raised in Malden where she graduated from Cheverus High School. Jean found the call to serve God and entered the Monastery of Poor St. Clare in...
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Frances Stickney

January 17, 1923 - November 10, 2016

L. Frances (Neal) Stickney, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at age 93. Frances was born in Saugus on January 17, 1923, one of five children of the late Charles and Ada (Hooper) Neal. Raised in Saugus, Frances graduated from Saugus High School with the Class of 1941, and raised her own family in Saugus. Frances was married on April 11, 1947 to Alwyn...
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Anne N. Hubbard

June 3, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Anne N. Hubbard, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away peacefully at Genesis at Wakefield on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at age 86. Anne was born in Boston on June 3, 1930, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Rosemary (Malone) Hubbard. A Somerville native, Anne graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1946. She settled in Medford, and began a career in banking at age 19....
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Helen T. (Truslow) Potter

July 3, 1923 - November 9, 2016

Mrs. Helen T. (Truslow) Potter, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at age 93. Helen was born in Waynesboro, Virginia on July 3, 1923, one of ten children of the late Samuel and Myrtle (Hicks) Truslow. Raised and educated in Waynesboro, she moved to Melrose after meeting William W. Potter and they were married at the First United...
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Elaine M. (Murphy) Haley

October 15, 1935 - November 1, 2016

Mrs. Elaine M. (Murphy) Haley, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at age 81. One of the six Murphy girls, Elaine was born in Brighton on October 15, 1935 to Helen M. (Manning) and John J. Murphy. She was raised in Melrose with her sisters, and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and High School. On November 11, 1960, Elaine and...
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Doris E. Gray

July 22, 1945 - October 31, 2016

Doris E. Gray, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at Lawrence-Memorial Hospital in Medford on Monday, October 31, 2016, at age 71. Born on July 22, 1945 in Melrose, Doris was one of four children of the late Robert A. and Doris M. (Marshall) Gray. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1963. Doris worked for New England Telephone...
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Virginia H. Nelsen

March 2, 1923 - October 30, 2016

Virginia H. Nelsen, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Whidden Memorial Hospital, at age 93. Virginia was born on March 2, 1923, one of three children of the late Perley and Annie (Shanks) Chappell. Raised and educated in Malden, Virginia called Malden home for her entire 93 years. She worked in bookkeeping for several years at Schrafft's...
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Helen R. Tagan

September 3, 1927 - October 29, 2016

Helen R. (Johnston) Tagan, of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Danvers surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at age 89. Helen was born in Watertown on September 3, 1927, daughter of the late George R. Johnston and Lillian R. (Karcher) Johnston. Raised in Watertown, Helen married and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three children. Helen centered her life...
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Edward F. Brown

January 18, 1926 - October 26, 2016

Mr. Edward F. Brown, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at age 90. Edward Brown was born in Somerville on January 18, 1926, one of three children of the late Arthur L. and Mary F. (Harrington) Brown. Raised in Medford and Watertown, he served in the United States Navy during WWII before...
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Katherine "Kay" Plemenos

June 2, 1930 - October 21, 2016

Katherine "Kay" Plemenos, a resident of Revere, and formerly longtime of Everett, passed away peacefully at the Prospect House in Revere surrounded by members of her family and friends on Friday, October 21, 2016, at age 86. Katherine was born in Chelsea on June 2, 1930, one of two children of the late Anastasios and Aphrodite (Vergados) Plemenos. Raised in Everett, Kay graduated from...
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Frank H. Banks

July 22, 1927 - October 16, 2016

Mr. Frank H. Banks, of Meredith, NH, and formerly a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor in Meredith on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at age 89. Frank was born in Melrose on July 22, 1927, son of the late Joseph M. Banks and Ruth M. (Gibbons) Banks. Raised in Wakefield, he graduated from Wakefield High School, and was motivated to serve his country before...
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Elizabeth F. "Libby" Gile

September 27, 1915 - October 10, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth F. (Curry) "Libby" Gile, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, at age 101. Libby was born in Melrose on September 27, 1915, one of four children of the late Albert F. Curry and Alice (Southworth) Curry. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School and enjoyed summers in Mattapoisett...
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Carl H. Gylfphe, Jr.

July 31, 1936 - October 5, 2016

Mr. Carl H. Gylfphe, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at age 80. Carl was born in Melrose on July 31, 1936, one of two sons of the late Carl H. Gylfphe Sr. and Signe (Johnson) Gylfphe. Raised in Melrose, Carl graduated from Melrose High School, and received his bachelor's degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He served his...
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Robert A. Griffin

June 28, 1928 - October 5, 2016

Mr. Robert A. Griffin, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at age 88. Robert was born in Winchester on June 28, 1928, one of five children of the late Norman B. Griffin and Helen V. (Kiernan) Griffin. He was raised and educated in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School. He continued his education at Carnegie...
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Paul E. Zurek, Jr.

June 11, 1980 - October 2, 2016

Paul E. Zurek, Jr., of Salem, New Hampshire and formerly of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 2, 2016, after completing a half marathon with his wife in Hampton, NH, at age 36. Paul was born in Stoneham on June 11, 1980, and raised and educated in Reading. He graduated from Reading High School, Class of 1998 where he played hockey, made many lifelong friends, and met his...
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Gladys (Oosterman) Foster

March 30, 1923 - September 23, 2016

Mrs. Gladys (Oosterman) Foster, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Oosterman Rest Home after a brief illness on Friday, September 23, 2016, at age 93. Gladys was born in Whitinsville on March 30, 1923, one of five children of the late Grietsen Oosterman and Eva (VanderMeer) Oosterman. She was raised and educated in Whitinsville and went on to Smith College where...
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Mark S. DeLeire

March 24, 1965 - September 22, 2016

Mark S. DeLeire, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at age 51. Mark was born in Cambridge on March 24, 1965, and raised in Revere and later Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Mark worked for many years in maintenance at Wonderland in Revere. Mark was a good-hearted guy whose unconditional generosity and kindness were well known. He was...
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Walter G. Senior

February 13, 1926 - September 20, 2016

Mr. Walter G. Senior, of Melrose, formerly of Methuen and Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at age 91. Walter was born in Lawrence, February 13, 1925, one of two children of the late Edwin Senior and Bertha (Hugel) Senior. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, was a POW, and received a BA from Boston University before settling down to raise a family. ...
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John C. Kenwood

February 20, 1922 - September 17, 2016

Of Melrose, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, Sept. 17, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Neoma G. (Webber) Kenwood with whom he shared nearly 64 years of marriage. Devoted father of Elizabeth Anton and her husband Paul of Melrose, Jamie Kenwood of Amador City, CA, and Neoma Kenwood and her husband Don Specter of Kensington, CA. Cherished grandfather of Lindsey Pietrantonio and her husband Jonathan,...
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Paul R. LeBlanc

August 26, 1936 - September 11, 2016

Paul R. LeBlanc, retired Firefighter for the City of Melrose, and a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at age 80. Paul was born in Everett on August 26, 1936, one of two sons of the late Edmund S. LeBlanc and Anna C. (Surette) LeBlanc. He was raised in Everett until the family moved to Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School....
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Ann L. (Caramanica) Hewitt

May 18, 1938 - September 9, 2016

Mrs. Ann L. (Caramanica) Hewitt, of Wakefield, Sept. 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Hewitt. Cherished mother of Paul Higginbotham and his wife Robin of Douglasville, GA, Nancy Jurgilewicz and her husband Robert of Pepperell, William Higginbotham of Rumney, NH, Mary Dean and her husband John of Peabody, Janet Hawkins of Durango, CO, and James Higginbotham of Rumney, NH. Dear sister of...
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George Albert Powell

May 9, 1939 - September 8, 2016

George Albert "Al" Powell, a resident of Brewster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Wingate at Melrose, at age 77. Al was born in Boston on May 9, 1939, one of three children of the late George A. Powell and Serena (Watson) Powell. He was raised Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School before completing business classes at Boston University. Al...
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Kevin Patrick Carbin

April 4, 1923 - September 6, 2016

Kevin Patrick Carbin, 93, passed away with dignity, lucidity, and thoughtfulness on September 6, 2016 at his home in Scarborough, ME. His son Kevin, Jr. was at his side. He was born in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Thomas Carbin and Catherine (Lambe) Carbin. As a toddler Kevin moved to the United States where his family soon settled in Melrose, MA., and would grow to become a lively...
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Vincent H. Hamelin

August 31, 1921 - September 5, 2016

Mr. Vincent H. Hamelin, at age 95, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Vincent was born in Waterville, Maine on August 31, 1921, one of five children of the late Eugene J. Hamelin and Dorothy (O'Neil) Hamelin. He was raised in Waterville, graduated from Waterville High School and served in...
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Concetta "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte

April 30, 1925 - September 5, 2016

Mrs. Concetta "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016, at age 91. Born in Boston on April 30, 1925 with roots in the North End, Connie learned the importance of family from a young age. She was one of nine children of the late Cologero Sardo and Rosa (Cammarata) Sardo. Her childhood was spent in the North End until the...
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Donna G. Henderson

May 13, 1928 - September 2, 2016

Donna L. (Golder) Henderson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 2, 2016, at age 88. Donna was born on May 13, 1928 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, one of three children of the late Leslie R. and Elmira (Bretz) Golder. She was reared and educated in Lewiston, Maine where she was graduated from Lewiston High School...
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Florence A. Weston

July 8, 1916 - August 29, 2016

Florence A. Weston, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Thursday, August 29, 2016, at age 100. Florence was born on July 8, 1916 in Newburyport. She worked for New England Life Insurance Co. as an Instructor and Supervisor. She resided in Melrose where she led an active life in the community and beyond. She was a member of the...
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William E. Dawson

January 2, 1926 - August 28, 2016

William Ernest "Bill" Dawson, age 90 of Lynnfield, MA, left us peacefully, in bed beside his wife Ann early in the morning of Sunday, August 28, 2016. Originally from Melrose, MA and Alton Bay, NH, Bill was a friend to everyone. He participated wholeheartedly in whatever was going on. "We keep going by keeping going." Bill was born January 2, 1926 in Everett MA. He moved to Melrose in 1928...
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June S. (Habblitz) MacGregor

May 20, 1926 - August 25, 2016

June S. (Habblitz) MacGregor, of Malden and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Woburn Nursing Center on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at age 90. June was born on May 20, 1926 in Winchester, one of two daughters of the late Charles and Mildred (Wanamaker) Habblitz. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, graduating with the class of 1944 and for the majority of her 90...
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Kenneth C. Crannell

April 5, 1934 - August 19, 2016

Kenneth Charles Crannell, at age 82, passed away August 19, 2016 surrounded by the love of his family, in his home in Saugus, following a lengthy decline. He was the third child of the late Dorothy (Staples) Crannell and Charles Clayton Crannell. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and older brothers, John Willis Crannell and William Gilbert Crannell. He is survived by his best friend...
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Hannah (Lord) Greene

June 29, 1934 - August 19, 2016

Hannah (Lord) Greene, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, August 19, 2016, at age 82. Hannah was born at home in Melrose on June 29, 1934, one of eight children of the late Norman and Cecile (Bishop) Lord. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1952. Hannah married the late Robert F....
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Florence C. Hall

September 14, 1921 - August 19, 2016

Florence C. (MacLean) Hall, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, nearly reaching her 95th birthday. Florence was born on September 14, 1921 in Boston, one of three daughters of the late Loughlin H. MacLean and Anna M. (Shillady) MacLean. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School,...
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Sandra L. Doucette

September 26, 1950 - August 18, 2016

Sandra L. Doucette, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at age 65. Sandra was born on September 26, 1950, daughter of the late Lucille A. (Hubbard) Doucette. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. Most recently, she worked as a Medical Secretary for Malden Visiting Nurses for several...
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Joan M. Borgioli

December 15, 1936 - August 18, 2016

Joan M. Borgioli, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at age 79. Joan was born in Boston on December 15, 1936, one of three children of the late Cosmo C. Borgioli and Eleanor F. (Tammaro) Borgioli. Raised in Revere, Joan graduated from Malden Hospital School of Nursing, received her B.S. degree from Boston College, and her...
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Charlene S. "Bunty" Kiley

January 26, 1938 - August 12, 2016

Charlene S. "Bunty" Kiley, a resident of Lynnfield and Sanbornton, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, August 12, 2016, at age 78. Born on January 26, 1938 in Winchester, Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles H. Sargent, Jr. and Arlene (Gardner) Sargent. She was raised in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School. In 1958, she was married to...
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Ruth P. (Mallon) Worthylake

March 16, 1934 - August 12, 2016

Mrs. Ruth P. (Mallon) Worthylake, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, at age 82. Born in Malden on March 16, 1934, Ruth was one six children of the late Edward Mallon and Marjorie C. (Schofield) Mallon. Raised in Malden, she graduated from Girls Catholic School and worked for Miller Insurance in...
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Kenneth K. Lacey

October 16, 1958 - August 5, 2016

Kenneth K. Lacey, a resident of Manchester, NH and formerly of Derry, NH, passed away after a brief hospitalization surrounded by family on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. He was 57. Ken was born in Melrose on October 16, 1958, one of three sons of the late Malcolm and N. Pauline (Jupp) Lacey. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High...
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Katherine A. "Kay" Ray

May 6, 1933 - August 4, 2016

Katherine A. (Kostas) Ray, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the Golden Living Center โ€“ Melrose, at age 83. Katherine was born in Boston on May 6, 1933, one of five children of the late Stephen Kostas and Rose (Dresky) Kostas. She was raised in Boston where she graduated from Girls Catholic High School. Katherine, known affectionately by...
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Philip R. Armstrong

June 19, 1948 - July 29, 2016

Philip R. Armstrong, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Meadow View Center in North Reading on Friday, July 29, 2016 at age 68. Phil was born in Melrose on June 19, 1948, one of three children of the late Richard A. Armstrong and M. Elizabeth (Moore) Armstrong. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, and served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War....
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Elizabeth D. "Libby" Nash

July 13, 1913 - July 17, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth D. "Libby" (Drowne) Nash, a resident of Melrose and formerly of Tuftonboro, NH, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 17, 2016, after recently celebrating her 103rd birthday. Born on July 13, 1913, Elizabeth was one of three children of the late Edwin S. Drowne and Ethel M. (Hasbrouck) Drowne. She was raised and educated in Newton, graduated from Wheelock College, and...
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Paula M. Vadeboncoeur

February 14, 1927 - July 16, 2016

Dr. Paula M. Vadeboncoeur, age 89, a resident of Bridgewater and formerly of Haverhill, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Melrose after a long illness. Paula was born in Haverhill on February 14, 1927, one of five children of the late Lucien L. Vadeboncoeur and H. Marion (Dacey) Vadeboncoeur. She was raised in Haverhill, and attended Merrimack College for her undergraduate degree. She continued...
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Harold F. Packard, Sr.

June 5, 1932 - July 15, 2016

Mr. Harold F. Packard, Sr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2016 in Peabody, at age 84. Harold was born in West Garland, Maine on June 5, 1932, one of three children of the late Harold Packard and Eva (Grinnell) Packard. He was raised in Dexter, Maine and graduated from Corinna High School where he met his true love Geraldine Cook. They were marred...
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Warren H. Shaw

December 8, 1920 - July 12, 2016

Mr. Warren H. Shaw, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at age 95. Warren was born in Melrose on December 8, 1920, one of eight children of the late Carl F. Shaw and Helen M. (Stevens) Shaw. After graduating from Melrose High School, he served his country during WWII in the US Marines as a Private First Class....
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Manfred H. J. "Fred" Dill

May 12, 1933 - July 9, 2016

Mr. Manfred H. J. "Fred" Dill, a resident of Wakefield, MA and formerly of Hartland, WI, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the age of 83. Fred was born in Berlin, Germany, one of two children of the late Hugo M. Dill and Elisabeth (Kutze) Dill. Raised in Berlin under difficult circumstances during WWII, Fred spent some time in England...
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Madeline T. "Gerry" Redmond

September 28, 1927 - July 9, 2016

Madeline T. (Fitzgerald) "Gerry" Redmond, of Wakefield and formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at age 88. Madeline, lovingly known by "Gerry" was born on September 28, 1927 in Somerville, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Brady) Fitzgerald. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from...
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Nora F. Albino

April 10, 1940 - July 8, 2016

Nora F. (Gogain) Albino, a longtime resident of Melrose and beloved home day care provider in Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 8, 2016. She was 76. Nora was born in Somerville on April 10, 1940, a daughter of the late Leonard R. Gogain and Mary A. (Benn) Gogain. The oldest of seven, Nora attended Somerville public schools and helped her mother raise her younger siblings. At...
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Rosalie V. Russo

October 7, 1923 - July 3, 2016

Rosalie V. Russo, age 92, of Rockport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was born in Chelsea on October 7, 1923, the daughter of the late William Raymond Russo and Vivien Irene (Gill) Russo. Rosalie attended Radcliffe for two years, and then transferred to Wheelock College for its early education program. She graduated from Wheelock College in 1945 with a Bachelor of Science...
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Nancy E. (Phillips) Decker

October 16, 1940 - July 2, 2016

Nancy E. (Phillips) Decker, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst. Nancy moved to Melrose in 1957 with her parents the late George A. and Elizabeth G. Phillips, where she met Melrose native the late Tracy Decker. The couple was married on July 1, 1961, and have called Melrose home ever since. Nancy was a...
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Cynthia J. (Gray) Hussey

November 3, 1927 - July 1, 2016

Mrs. Cynthia J. (Gray) Hussey, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, at age 88. Cynthia was born in Newport, Vermont, one of two daughters of the late Donald R. Gray and Catherine O. (Fielder) Gray. She was raised in Orleans, Vermont, and graduated from Orleans High School where she...
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Beverly A. (Mason) Miller

March 25, 1942 - June 26, 2016

Beverly A. (Mason) Miller, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at age 74. Born on March 25, 1942 in Melrose, she was one of four children of the late Raymond G. Mason Sr. and Verna (Shaw) Mason. Beverly worked in the transportation industry for over 30 years. Her work varied, but she especially enjoyed driving...
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Herbert G. Schurian

May 30, 1936 - June 26, 2016

Herbert G. Schurian, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at age 80. Herbert, known by all as "Herb" was born in Boston on May 30, 1936. His parents, the late Bernhard and Alwine (Ruck) Schurian of German descent, immigrated to the United States and settled in Medford. Herb attended Medford schools before attending...
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Sage Edward Jackson Schermerhorn

March 31, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Sage Edward Jackson Schermerhorn born Thursday, March 31st 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to Eric and Hannah Schermerhorn, passed away Saturday, June 25th 2016 at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. Please join us at Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Thursday July 7th between the hours of 4-8pm as we gather to honor and reflect upon the beauty and resilience of our Son, whose...
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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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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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