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Claire M. McMahon

Claire M. McMahon 1939-2015

Claire M. McMahon, of Dover, NH, died on July 31, 2015 at the age of 75. She was born in Everett, MA on September 14, 1939 to Walter and Louise (Berry) McMahon. Claire was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. After high school she began working for Liberty Mutual as an administrator and continued to work there for over forty years. Outside of work, Claire had many interests. She was a great cook and baker. Claire also...

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Lillian (Ricci) Morelli

Lillian (Ricci) Morelli 1929-2015

Lillian R. (Ricci) Morelli, of Melrose, died July 31, 2015 at the age of 86. Lillian was born in Medford, MA on January 19, 1929 to Daniel and Effie (Ramsell) Ricci. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Not long after high school, Lillian married Joseph Costa and the two settled down in Melrose to raise their family. Lillian ended up spending the majority of her life in Melrose. After the untimely death of Joseph,...

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Robert Francis Wedge

Robert Francis Wedge 1931-2015

Robert F. Wedge, of Melrose, died July 30, 2015 at the age of 84. Robert was born in Somerville on June 25, 1931 to George and Lillian (Mayo) Wedge. He was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School before enlisting in the United States Army at the age of 17. Not long after his time in the Army, Robert married the love of his life, Joan S. (Stevens) Wedge. They had four children together and raised their family in Malden. Robert...

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Judith A. Aylward McCormick

Judith A. Aylward McCormick 1946-2015

Judith A. (Falter) Aylward McCormick, of Melrose, died on July 29, 2015 at the age of 69. Judy was born on January 3, 1946 to John and Helen (Howard) Falter. She graduated from Somerville High School and went on to marry Richard Aylward. They had four children together and raised their family in Malden. Judy was a wonderful mother who was always there for her children and she never missed any of their sports games growing up. In addition to...

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Pauline A. (Nigro) Uzzle

Pauline A. (Nigro) Uzzle 1936-2015

Pauline A. (Nigro) Uzzle passed away at Epoch of Melrose Nursing Home on July 26, 2015. She was 79 years of age. Mrs. Uzzle was born in Charlestown, MA, raised in Everett and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School. In her early years Pauline worked as an airline stewardess for American Airlines and then she married her husband John and raised her family. After the untimely death of her husband Mrs. Uzzle returned to the work force as an...

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Marianna T. (Galvin) Cerretani

Marianna T. (Galvin) Cerretani 1928-2015

Marianna T. (Galvin) Cerretani passed away at Woodbriar Health Center in Wilmington on July 25, 2015. She was 87 years of age. Marianna was born in Charlestown, raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1946. Mrs. Cerretani lived most of her life in Melrose before moving to Stoneham 15 years ago. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt who was dedicated to raising her family of 9...

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Ward "Smokie" Face  III

Ward "Smokie" Face III 1935-2015

Ward "Smokie" Face III, of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Melrose, went to be with his Lord on July 24, 2015 at the age of 80. Ward was born in Stuyvesant Falls, NY, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1953. After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Ward was the owner of W. Face & Son in Melrose for over 50 years and made a lasting impact on his customers & many friends. Smokie...

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David E. Griffin

David E. Griffin 1943-2015

David E. Griffin, of Wakefield, died at the Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington on July 14, 2015 at the age of 72. David was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, receiving 2 Bronze Stars and also served as an Honor Guard at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. After returning from Vietnam...

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James M. Greelish

James M. Greelish 1936-2015

James M. Greelish, of Barnstead, NH, died at the Port Health Care in Newburyport on July 13, 2015 at the age of 79. Jim was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Medford Vocational School, Class of 1955. He resided in Wakefield for 21 Years and the past 31 years in Center Barnstead, NH. Jim was a Wakefield Fire Fighter for 30 years before his retirement in 1986. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose & St. Florence Church in...

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Anthony Joseph Carbone

Anthony Joseph Carbone 1923-2015

Anthony Joseph Carbone passed away at his home in Melrose on July 6, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was 92 years of age. Anthony was born in Boston on June 8, 1923, was raised in the North End of Boston and graduated from English High School. Mr. Carbone served his country with pride during WWII in the US Army. He was a Disabled American Veteran who served in Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and participated in the Battle of the...

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Richard Edward Pryor

Richard Edward Pryor 1987-2015

Richard E. Pryor passed away suddenly at his home in Saugus on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was only 27 years of age. Richard was born in Dorchester at St. Margaret's Hospital, on November 17, 1987. He was raised in Saugus, graduated from Saugus High School, Class of 2005 and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. Pryor continued his education by receiving his Bachelors in Computer Science at ITT Technical School. He was a talented network engineer and...

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Ruth  (Grant) Faller

Ruth (Grant) Faller 1926-2015

Ruth Grant Faller passed away peacefully on July 2 at her home in Burlington, MA. The daughter of Harry and Margaret Grant of Old Town, Maine, Ruth was the youngest of 12 children, 10 of whom grew up together, all girls! Ruth lost her father at age two. But she would say she "grew up with everything" nevertheless, under the loving watch of her mother, a talented seamstress who kept the family intact and afloat. This foundation gave Ruth the...

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Lawrence H. "Larry" Levenson

Lawrence H. "Larry" Levenson 1927-2015

Lawrence H. "Larry" Levenson passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on July 2, 2015. He was 87 years of age. Larry was born in Everett on July 5, 1927 to the late Sam & Sadie (Altman) Levenson, was raised in Malden, left high school at the age of 17 to join the US Navy. Mr. Levenson served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. As a talented musician he joined the Malden Drum & Bugle and became an excellent...

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Josephine (DiMauro) MacIndewar

Josephine (DiMauro) MacIndewar 1935-2015

Josephine (DiMauro) MacIndewar, of Melrose, died at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. Josephine was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1953. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Art, Class of 1957. Josephine worked as an Art Teacher for the Saugus Middle & High School for 6 years and several Melrose Elementary...

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Frank S. Tuscano

Frank S. Tuscano 1923-2015

Frank S. Tuscano passed away at his home in Melrose on July 1, 2015. He was 91 years of age. Frank was born in Gary, West Virginia on December 8, 1923 to the late Domenic & Mary (DiBiasi) Toscano. He was raised in Pennsylvania and came to the North End of Boston at the age of 15. Mr. Tuscano entered the service right out of high school and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Frank served on a submarine in the Pacific...

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Patricia M. Grady

Patricia M. Grady 1960-2015

Patricia M. (Higgins) Grady, of Saugus, passed on June 28, 2015 at the age of 55. Patricia was born on June 1, 1960 to Robert and Emily Higgins. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Patricia was always an "A" student, and qualified for a full scholarship to Salem State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Nursing. Following college, Patricia married the love of her life, Mark Grady. They raised...

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Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight

Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight 1954-2015

Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight, of Melrose, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on June 26, 2015 at the age of 61. Janet was born in Waco, TX, raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ, a graduate of Holy Cross High School in NJ and attended Ohio Dominican University. She worked as a Outreach Counselor for Elliott Community Health in Danvers and enjoyed traveling to Disneyworld & Universal Studios in Florida, Bahamas and Aruba. Janet loved to spend her time...

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Carolyn M. (Johnson) Skaare

Carolyn M. (Johnson) Skaare 1947-2015

Carolyn M. (Johnson), of Melrose, died at home on June 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 67. Carolyn was born & raised in Melrose and was a lifelong Melrose resident. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1965. Carolyn loved children and worked as a Assistant Coordinator of Transportation for the Melrose School Dept. Parent Pupil Services for over 20 years before her retirement at the age of 55. She was a...

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Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy

Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy 1931-2015

Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy passed away at her home in Melrose on Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was 84 years of age. Mrs. Tracy was born in Cambridge on May 17, 1931 to the late Francis P. & Mary (O'Malley) Murphy. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Howe High School in Billerica. After graduation, Mrs. Tracy worked for The Adjutant General's office. She also worked at Malden Hospital, McLean Hospital and at Spaulding Rehab for many years. ...

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James Zafiropoulo

James Zafiropoulo 1940-2015

James Zafiropoulo, of Melrose, passed away on June 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Jim was born in Boston on March 11, 1940 to William & Christine Zafiropoulo. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1957. Following high school, Jim graduated from the Wentworth Institute. He went on to marry Arlene, the love of his life and spent 45 years by her side. Jim was a longtime employee of the Melrose Housing Authority working as...

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Delia E. Hamblin

Delia E. Hamblin 1916-2015

Hamblin, Delia E (Root), of Melrose, formerly of Medford, MA and Brattleboro, VT, June 19, 2015. Wife of the late Robert S. Hamblin. Loving mother of Marie (Holly) Bowen and her husband Robert of Lynchburg, VA, Maureen Buzby of Melrose, Eileen Hamblin and her husband Lawrence Cannon of Melrose, Robert L. Hamblin and the late Suzanne of Hinsdale, NH, Michael Hamblin and his wife Michelle of Arlington, MA, and Ramona Hamblin and her husband...

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Helen Ziavras

Helen Ziavras 1962-2015

Helen (Sougarides) Ziavras, of Melrose, died on June 19, 2015 at the age of 52. Helen was born in Boston on December 26, 1962 to Costas Sougarides and the late Aristea (Tziallas) Sougarides. Helen graduated from West Roxbury High and attended Northeastern University. In 1987, she married Nickolas Ziavras and later moved to Melrose to raise their two children, Evan and Athena. She loved attending all of her children's games and events and was not...

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Mary V. (Paula) DiMino

Mary V. (Paula) DiMino 1926-2015

Mary V. (Paula) DiMino passed away at her home in Melrose on June 17, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Mary was born in Arlington, MA on August 5, 1926 to the late Placido & Mary (Ferdinand) Paula. She was raised in Cambridge, lived most of her life in Medford and Melrose for the past 7 years. Mrs. DiMino worked for the A & P Grocery stores for a few years, as a housekeeper at St. Mary's Church rectory, where she was a proud member of the...

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Mary M Collins

Mary M Collins 1926-2015

Mary M. (Gray) Collins, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Melrose, died on June 16, 2015 at the age of 89. Mary was born in Scotland on March 22, 1926 to Bernard and Margaret Gray. Mary married Robert Collins in Scotland, came to the United States as a war bride and they had three children together. She raised her family in Melrose and was a longtime Melrose resident. Mary and Robert were former members of Bellevue Golf Course in Melrose. For over...

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Thomas E. Durney

Thomas E. Durney 1956-2015

Thomas E. Durney passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 15, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was only 58 years of age. Tom was one of eleven children and was born in Melrose on November 21, 1956. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1974 and from Suffolk University with a degree in political science. Mr. Durney worked in the software industry for over 25 years as a CFO/COO and most...

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