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Victor N. Jones

Victor N. Jones 1923-2015

Victor Nason Jones passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA. He was 92 years of age. Victor was born in Knoxford, New Brunswick, Canada on May 26, 1923 to the late Leslie D. & Ruth Gertrude (Pelkey) Jones. He was raised in Canada and came to Melrose in 1952. Victor worked as an elevator operator for many years in Boston, then as the sexton and rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose,...

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Donald R. Stamegna

Donald R. Stamegna 1925-2015

Donald R. Stamegna passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. He was 90 years of age. Donald was born in Melrose on June 13, 1925 to the late Angelo & Mary (McCafferty) Stamegna. He was raised in Wakefield and Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Babson College. Donald joined the US Navy in 1943 and served his country with pride during WWII as a US Navy Pilot with a rank of 2nd Lt... After his...

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James L. Hanley

James L. Hanley 1941-2015

James L. Hanley, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 9, 2015 at the age of 74. Jim was born & raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He resided in Everett for 8 years and the past 12 years in Melrose. Jim worked as an Auditor for Sears & Roebuck in Boston and Dorn Transportation in Brighton for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed reading, computers, music and traveling to...

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Richard D. Cerretani

Richard D. Cerretani 1930-2015

Richard D. Cerretani, of Pocasset, died at home on Oct. 7, 2015 at the age of 84. Richard was born & raised in Wakefield and attended Wakefield Schools. He resided in Wakefield for 30 years, Melrose for 40 years and the past 10 years in Pocasset. Richard was a co owner of Cerretani Supermarket's in Melrose, Revere and Reading, a former member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose & Hillview Golf Club in N. Reading for many years and part of the "Hole...

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Clementina M. "Clemmie" Reich

Clementina M. "Clemmie" Reich 1921-2015

Clementina M. "Clemmie" (Antonucci) Reich, of Melrose, passed away on October 1, 2015 at the age of 94. Clemmie was born in Malden on August 19, 1921 to Antonio and Antoinette (Scenna) Antonucci. She lost her mother at a young age and took on her mothers' role of helping raise her younger siblings at the same home on Frances St. where she lived for over 80 years. Clemmie was a product of the Great Depression and understood what it meant to work...

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Barbara A. Martel

Barbara A. Martel 1921-2015

Barbara A. Martel, 93, formerly of Vero Palm Estates, Vero Beach, FL, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care in New Bern. She was born December 7, 1921 in Windsor, VT, daughter of the late Edward Earl Holden, Sr. and Willa Dale Stickney Holden and was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Martel.She is survived by a son, Ronald Martel and wife, Charlene of Aiken, SC; two daughters, Dale Perrine and her husband, Dale of...

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Charles A. Durney

Charles A. Durney 1918-2015

Charles A. Durney passed away at his home in Melrose on September 27, 2015. He was 97 years of age. Charles was born in Everett on June 24, 1918 to the late Charles & Margaret (Smith) Durney. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High school, Class of 1936 and has been a resident of Melrose since 1951. Mr. Durney served his country with pride as a Navy Pilot with the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy from 1942-1945. Charles worked for...

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Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama

Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama 1929-2015

Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama entered into eternal rest on September 30, 2015 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lawrence on November 2, 1929, she was a long time resident of Melrose. Dolores was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Helen DeRenzo, and her beloved husband Pasqualino V. Marrama. She leaves behind her children, Patricia and Lee of Melrose, Robert Marrama and his wife Erika D. Nelson of Leominster, and Denise Marrama and...

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Willie L. "Will" McCrorey

Willie L. "Will" McCrorey 1973-2015

Willie L. "Will" McCrorey passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 24, 2015. He was only 41 years of age. Willie was born in Hartford, CT on November 15, 1973, was raised in Hartford, graduated from St. Justin School, Northwest Catholic High School and then from the University of Conneticut. He lived in New Hampshire for several years, Lawrence , MA for a few years and the past 5 years in Melrose. Willie was a talented IT Computer Engineer,...

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Richard E Sullivan

Richard E Sullivan 1939-2015

Richard E. Sullivan passed away suddenly at work in Boston on September 22, 2015. He was 75 years of age. He was born in Medford to the late John Patrick Sullivan & Mary A. (Barry) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1957. He was part of the 1956 Hockey Championship Team and was inducted into the Malden Catholic Hall of Fame. Richard continued his education at Newman Prep School...

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Margaret A. Lucey

Margaret A. Lucey 1922-2015

Margaret A. (Forbes) Lucey, of Melrose, died on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the age of 93. Margaret was born in Melrose on August 1, 1922 to William and Anna (Fahey) Forbes. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Margaret went on to marry Charles Spiby and two settled in Melrose, where she would live for the rest of her life. Margaret worked at GE for a number of years, before having her first child, after that...

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Priscilla E. (McLeod) Chick

Priscilla E. (McLeod) Chick 1929-2015

Priscilla E. (McLeod) Chick passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday September 26, 2015. She was 86 years of age. Priscilla was born in Boston; she was raised in Roxbury and Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947. Mrs. Chick worked throughout her life with numerous jobs; for Eastern Battery, Cerretani's Market, Cerretani's Gourmet Shop and ended her career working as a payroll clerk at Citicorp for over 10...

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Kenneth S. Rivers

Kenneth S. Rivers 1927-2015

Kenneth S. Rivers, of Punta Gorda, Fl, formerly of Melrose, died at the Tidewell Hospice on Port Charlotte, Fl on Sept. 17, 2015 at the age of 88. Ken was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose for over 30 years and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Ken was a Melrose Police Office for 35 years, an Emergency Medical Technian and was involved with the State Police Training School & Criminal...

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Josephine H. (Pavone) Clifford

Josephine H. (Pavone) Clifford 1922-2015

Josephine H. (Pavone) Clifford, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Sept. 16, 2015 at the age of 93. Josephine was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1941. After high school, Josephine worked as a seamstress and also a welder at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard working on airplanes and boats during WWII. She was a member of the Mt Hood Golf Club in Melrose, played in the Women's...

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Paul T. Shelley

Paul T. Shelley 1948-2015

Paul T. Shelley passed away at Excel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation at Lexington on September 16, 2015. He was born in Cambridge on August 16, 1948, was raised in Brighton, graduated from Our Lady of Newton High School in 1966. Mr. Shelley entered the US Air Force on November 7, 1966 and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War. He graduated from University of Texas Tech and then went to work in sales. Paul later went on to own...

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Phyllis A. (Giarratani) Gorman

Phyllis A. (Giarratani) Gorman 1934-2015

Phyllis A. (Giarratani) Gorman passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday September 13, 2015. She was 81 years of age. Phyllis was born in Boston on July 22, 1934 to the late Nicholas & Catherine (Imbornone) Giarranti, was raised in the North End of Boston, lived in Somerville for several years before moving to Melrose 40 years ago. Phyllis was a homemaker and had worked for Blue Cross and Blue...

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John G. Harris

John G. Harris 1940-2015

John G. Harris, of Arlington, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on September 11, 2015 at the age of 75. John was born in Boston to George and Efrosene (Chickles) Harris on January 15, 1940. After high school, John joined the United States Navy, he graduated from the Officer Candidates School in Rhode Island and served honorably on the USS Lester out of Newport, RI during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his time in the service, John married...

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John Antonucci

John Antonucci 1944-2015

John Antonucci passed away at Mount Auburn Hospital on September 2, 2015. He was 71 years of age. John was born in Melrose on March 18, 1944 to the late Alexander & Filomena Antonucci. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and from Suffolk University with his bachelors and masters degrees. He entered the service and served his country with pride in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Antonucci worked in the computer...

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Catherine P. Toomey) Fitzsimmons

Catherine P. Toomey) Fitzsimmons 1941-2015

Catherine P. (Toomey) Fitzsimmons passed away at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington on September 7, 2015. She was 73 years of age. Catherine was born in Somerville on October 5, 1941 to the late Michael & Catherine (Driscoll) Toomey. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Somerville. Mrs. Fitzsimmons has been a resident of Melrose for the past 48 years. Catherine worked as a part time administrative...

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Mabel A. (Rowe) Tryder

Mabel A. (Rowe) Tryder 1917-2015

Mabel A. (Rowe) Tryder passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on September 7, 2015. She was 98 years of age. Mabel was born in Charlestown on September 2, 1917 to the late John & Mary (Twoomey) Rowe. She was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School, Class of 1935. Mabel lived in Melrose for 30 years, Reading for 25 years and the past 5 years in Stoneham. Mrs. Tryder worked as a sales clerk at Jordan Marsh for...

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Carrie Ann Doyle

Carrie Ann Doyle 1970-2015

Carrie Ann Doyle passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on September 3, 2015. She was only 44 years of age. Carrie Ann was born in Malden on November 15, 1970, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1988 and lived most of her life in Melrose before moving to Stoneham several years ago. She worked as a medical coordinator at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 10 years and then for...

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George Daniel Delaney

George Daniel Delaney 1929-2015

George Daniel Delaney passed away on September 3, 2015 at Epoch of Melrose Nursing Home. He was 85 years of age. George was born in Melrose on October 3, 1929 to the late Daniel & Johanna (Gertsen) Delaney. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and has been a lifelong resident. George owned and operated the Skate & Ski Sport Shop on Main Street in Melrose for many years, the Tennis Barn in Saugus and...

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Norma (Pfizenmayer) Cefalo

Norma (Pfizenmayer) Cefalo 1923-2015

Norma (Pfizenmayer) Cefalo, of Melrose and Gloucester, died at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea on August 29, 2015. Norma was born & raised in Hollis, NY, resided in Melrose since 1947 and spent her summers in Gloucester for the past 65 years. Norma was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Cefalo of Cefalo's Melrose Florist. Caring sister of E. Charlotte Pfizenmayer of Melrose (formerly of Hollywood, FL). Devoted mother of Joseph Cefalo...

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Natale L. Simboli

Natale L. Simboli 1932-2015

Natale L. Simboli, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 19, 2015 at the age of 83. Natale was born in Italy on February 22, 1932 to Pasquale and Teopista (DiCesare) Simboli. He lived in Italy for eighteen years before immigrating to Montreal with his family. While living in Canada, Natale met the love of his life, Angelina (DiMarzio) Simboli, and they spent 55 years happily married. Natale moved his family to Everett, MA and then to Melrose in...

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Victoria L. Parisi

Victoria L. Parisi 1924-2015

Victoria L. Parisi (Magliocca), 91, of Melrose, passed away on August 21 surrounded by her loving family. Victoria was born in Italy, and came to the United States when she was 12. She moved with her husband, the late Louis C. Parisi, and their seven children to Melrose in 1960. Motherhood was her crowning achievement, lovingly raising her children Charles Parisi (Newfoundland, Canada), Linda Hendriks (Wakefield), Sandra Dahl (Florida), Lisa...

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