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Obituaries

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Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard

Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard 1930-2018

Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 14, 2018 at the Bear Hill Rehab & Nursing Center. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Leonard was born in Cork City, Ireland on March 29, 1930 to the late Cornelius & Charlotte (Cree) Daly. She was raised in the Turners Cross section of Cork City and came to the United States in 1956. Margaret was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose since 1967. Margaret...

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Julie Marie Rich

Julie Marie Rich 1932-2018

Julie M (Tintindo) Rich, 85, formally of Melrose, daughter of late Richard Tintindo and Dora (DiNapoli) Tintindo, passed away at the Woburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family by her side on January 13, 2018. Julie was born and raised in Everett. Her passions were baking and cooking. She worked at Breads and Bits of Ireland, Sugar and Spice Bakery, and The Normandy House. Her other interests included sewing, knitting, and...

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Caroline A. (DeCusio) Covelluzzi

Caroline A. (DeCusio) Covelluzzi 1921-2018

Caroline A. (DeCusio) Covelluzi, of Saugus, died peacefully on January 15th, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Covelluzzi. Loving mother of Roseann Novello & her husband Joseph of Reading, and Jean Dearstyne of Saugus. Cherished sister of Dolores Berardi of Tewksbury, the late Antoinette Alba and the late Louis DeCusio. Proud grandmother of Joseph, Michael, Anthony, Jennifer, Kerri and Jeff. Cherished great-grandmother of...

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Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella

Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella 1926-2018

Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella entered eternal life on January 10, 2018. Mary was born and raised in East Boston. She attended Girls High and graduated in 1943. Her early working years brought her to The Institution for Savings in Boston where she met and married her husband of 43 years, the late Francis Dominic Pizzella. They settled in Somerville where Mary was a homemaker and caregiver to senior members on both sides of the family and...

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John J. Thing

John J. Thing 1963-2018

John J. Thing, of Melrose, formerly of 21 Wyoming/Oak Grove, Malden, died at home after a lengthy illness on Jan. 14, 2018 at the age of 54. John was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1982. He went on to become a Licensed Master Electrician and worked for Scott Baker Electrical in Melrose for 13 years and also as a Property Manager for Peabody Properties in Melrose for 9 years. John resided in Malden until...

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Francis N. "Frank" Sardone

Francis N. "Frank" Sardone 1945-2018

Frank N. Sardone, of Ashaway, RI, formerly of Newburyport, Revere & Malden, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on Jan. 7th at the age of 72. Frank is the beloved husband of Linda H. (Hoerler) Sardone. Loving father of Derek Sardone & his wife Jaclyn of Malden. Father in law of Nicole Sardone of Winthrop. Caring brother of Mary Ann, Joanne and Deborah, all of Reading. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Luis, Dominic, Giovanni, Savannah &...

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Harry J. Murphy

Harry J. Murphy 1929-2018

Harry J. Murphy, of Melrose, USAF Korean War Veteran, died peacefully on January 6, 2018 at the age of 88. Harry was born in Bangor, ME on August 16, 1929 to James & Catherine (Glennon) Murphy. He was raised in Woburn, MA and graduated from Woburn High School. Harry enlisted in the United States Air Force and served honorably during the Korean War. After the war, Harry worked and traveled with the Ice Capades before continuing his education at...

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Christine (Harris) Petmezakis

Christine (Harris) Petmezakis 1932-2018

Christine (Harris) Petmezakis, a long time resident of Melrose, died on January 6, 2018. Christine was born on September 18, 1932 to George and Efrosene (Chickles) Harris. She was raised in Mattapan and graduated from Hyde Park High School. Christine continued her education at the Fay School in Boston and went on to work as a legal secretary for Paul T. Smith in Boston. Christine married her late husband, George, and settled in Malden then...

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Rita A. (Maher) Stanley

Rita A. (Maher) Stanley 1931-2018

Rita A. (Maher) Stanley, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Jan. 1, 2018 at the age of 86. Rita was born & raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1949. She resided in Wakefield until 1954 and the past 63 years in Melrose. Rita was a homemaker who loved quilting, sewing, cooking and baking. She enjoyed golfing and taking trips to Myrtle Beach, SC and Florida. Rita's home & family...

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Donald Smith

Donald Smith 1934-2017

Donald Smith, of Malden, died at the Saugus Center in Saugus on Dec. 28, 2017 at the age of 83. Donald was born & raised in Melrose and attend Melrose schools. After high school, he went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. Donald worked as a Custodian for the City of Melrose at the Melrose High School for many years until his retirement at the age of 65. He also worked as a Crossing Guard at the Salemwood School in Malden...

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Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf

Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf 1937-2017

Richard D. "Dick" Metcalf passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 22, 2017. He was 80 years of age. Dick was born in Somerville, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1955. Mr. Metcalf lived in Everett and Malden for many years and in Stoneham the past 15years. He worked as a metal spinner at Metal Spinner Company in Malden for over 25 years making parts for jet engines. Dick was a competitive bowler...

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MaryLou McCarthy

MaryLou McCarthy 1949-2017

MaryLou (Shelton) McCarthy, a resident of Wilmington Massachusetts, passed away on December 21, 2017. MaryLou was born in Melrose Massachusetts to the late John P. Shelton and Eleanor (Culinane) Adams. MaryLou was raised and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968, and Chamberlayne Junior College with an Associate degree in accounting. MaryLou worked in accounting departments for such companies as Office Specialist and Randstad. ...

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Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas

Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas 1925-2017

Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas passed away at her home in Melrose on December 21, 2017. Margie was born and raised in Melrose and has lived in the same home for her entire life. She graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School and then from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. Margie was a member of the United States Cadet Nurses Corps during WWII. Mrs. Dugas worked as a registered nurse at Melrose...

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Francis T. Ball, Jr.

Francis T. Ball, Jr. 1933-2017

Francis (Frank) T. Ball, Jr., of Melrose, died peacefully at his home on Dec 15, 2017 at the age of 83. Frank was born in Brookline MA on Dec 30, 1933, the youngest of three children, to the late Francis Sr. and Margaret Ball. Raised in Brookline, he graduated from Brookline High School in 1953 where he was quarterback for the football team. He then graduated from Springfield College in 1957. After Springfield, he was commissioned as a 2nd...

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James J. "Jim" Babineau, Jr.

James J. "Jim" Babineau, Jr. 1953-2017

James J. Babineau, Jr., of Reading, formerly of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Dec. 16, 2017 at the age of 64. Jim was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1971. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Boston State Teacher's College in 1975 and his Master's degree from Northeastern University in 1978. He was a Math Teacher at the Melrose High & Junior High School for 35...

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James P. "Jim" Mooney LTC-Army retired

James P. "Jim" Mooney LTC-Army retired 1932-2017

James P. "Jim" Mooney, LTC-Army retired, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on Dec. 12, 2017 at the age of 85. Jim was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Tivnan) Mooney for 60 years. Loving father of Patricia E. Lambert & her husband A.J., Paula A. Smith & her husband Robert, Michael J. Mooney & his wife Laura, all of NH, Mary Kate Perrotti & her husband David of Melrose and Sean D. Mooney & his wife Shawntel of OK. Cherished...

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Anthony C. Polcari

Anthony C. Polcari 1927-2017

Anthony C. Polcari, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on December 8, 2017 at the age of 90. Anthony was born in Somerville on July 19, 1927 to the late Raphael & Rosalie (D'Antonio) Polcari. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1945. Anthony Polcari was a World War II veteran. He served in Anchorage, Alaska as a communications expert and was awarded the Victory Medal in honor of his service. ...

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Warren J. George

Warren J. George 1943-2017

Warren J. George, a retired Melrose Firefighter, passed away at the Cornerstone Hospice House in The Villages, Florida on December 6, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Warren was born and raised in Malden and graduated from Malden Vocational School. He was a resident of Melrose for 39 years before moving to Florida 7 years ago. Mr. George joined the Melrose Fire Department in 1969, worked on the department for 34 years before retiring as a...

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Susan A. (Donohue) Blake

Susan A. (Donohue) Blake 1962-2017

Susan A. (Donohue) Blake passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on December 9, 2017. She was only 55 years of age. Susan was born in Boston on November 29, 1962, she was raised in East Boston, graduated from Boston Latin High School and from Katherine Gibbs Business School. She lived in East Boston for 24 years and the last 31 years in Wakefield. Mrs. Blake worked as a regional manager for Hartford Insurance Company for over 30...

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Annie H. (Whitty) Johnson

Annie H. (Whitty) Johnson 1933-2017

Annie H. Johnson -- Entered eternal life on December 8, 2017. Annie was the daughter of the late James F. Whitty and Laura (Grant) Whitty. Her parents were from Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she often visited as a child. PEI was one of her favorite places, and she visited every year for many years. Annie thoroughly enjoyed her Irish heritage. Annie married the late Gerald F. Johnson in 1954 and together they had eight children. The...

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William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr.

William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr. 1930-2017

William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr., of Stoneham, died at his home on Dec. 3, 2017 at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in Winthrop, a graduate of Winthrop High School, attended Bentley College and went to graduate from Franklin Institute for plumbing & heating. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in Industrial Sales for Metropolitan Pipe for 20 years, Walden Supply for 15...

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Isabel J. (Cabral) Linskey

Isabel J. (Cabral) Linskey 1924-2017

Isabel J. (Cabral) Linskey, of Wellington, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at her home on Nov. 25, 2017 at the age of 93. Isabel was born in East Boston, raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Boston and went on to earn her degree from Fisher College in Boston. She worked at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Radiology & Oncology and resided in Melrose for 35 years and the past 23 years in Florida. Isabel was a founding...

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Elizabeth A. "Beth" Robinson

Elizabeth A. "Beth" Robinson 1967-2017

Elizabeth Ann (Fowler) Robinson, 50, of Hudson, NH and formerly of Watertown, MA passed away on November 20, 2017. Beth was a former graduate of Watertown High School and had attended Fitchburg State University as well as Bunker Hill Community College. Beth shared a love of gardening with her late mother, loved to cook and care for her family and friends. She was an avid Boston sports fan and never missed a game. Beth was passionate about...

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John F. "Franny" Stanton

John F. "Franny" Stanton 1943-2017

John F. "Franny" Stanton passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 20, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born in Melrose on December 10, 1943 to the late Michael & Agnes (Leonard) Stanton. Franny was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and entered the US Marine Corps in 1962, served his country with pride and was a Vietnam War Era Veteran. After his discharge from the service Mr. Stanton joined the Melrose Police...

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Donald F. Whynot

Donald F. Whynot 1933-2017

Donald F. Whynot, of Laconia, NH, formerly of Melrose & Peabody, died on November 18th, 2017 at the age of 84. Donald was born in Melrose on May 21, 1933 to Arthur & Christina (Mossey) Whynot. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1951. Donald was the goaltender for the 1950 Melrose High Hockey Team that won the State Championship. He then went on to earn a full scholarship to Northeastern where he earned a Business...

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