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Michael F. Burke

Michael F. Burke 1938-2016

Michael F. Burke, of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 4, 2016 at the age of 78. Michael was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1955. He resided in Medford until 1995 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Michael worked for Raytheon for over 44 years before his retirement at the age of 62 and also at Kelly's Roast Beef for over 30 years. He enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Myrtle Beach, Florida and his...

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Christopher A. Johnson, Sr.

Christopher A. Johnson, Sr. 1970-2016

Christopher A. Johnson, Sr., died on December 1, 2016 at the age of 46. Christopher was born in Everett on November 8th 1970, was raised in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. He was the son of Raymond & Carol Ann (Monzione) Johnson of Saugus. Father of Casandra Johnson of Saugus, Tia Johnson of Saugus, Madison Johnson of Saugus, and the late Christopher Johnson Jr. Grandfather of Aubrey White and Jayla Mistretta. Christopher will be...

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William B. "Bill" Martin

William B. "Bill" Martin 1964-2016

William B. "Bill" Martin, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 52. Bill was born in Stoneham, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1982. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Computer Trainer for several years at Americorps & he also volunteered for the Red Cross for over 20 years. Bill was very active at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church in Melrose and was in the church...

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Paul A. Lipton

Paul A. Lipton 1934-2016

Paul Lipton passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose surrounded by his family on November 28, 2016 at the age of 82. Son of the late Louis and Helen (Kenneally) Lipton. Beloved husband of 49 years to Mary (Kavanagh) Lipton. Loving father of Siobhan Andrews and her husband, Scott of Winchester and Ciara Pitcher and her husband, Jeff of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Aidan, Seamus and Rory Andrews, and Brady, Sofia and Shane Pitcher. ...

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Salvatore J. Lovasco

Salvatore J. Lovasco 1941-2016

Salvatore J. Lovasco, of Melrose, passed away November 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Angela A. (Todisco) Lovasco of Melrose. Loving father of Vonette Ivers & her husband Ken of Melrose, and the late Leonora Lovasco. Proud grandfather of Leonora & Victoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Incarnation Church, 429 Upham St., Melrose, on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to...

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Robert E. Hunt

Robert E. Hunt 1939-2016

Robert E. Hunt passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 21, 2016 at the age of 78, 2 months after his wife Mildred died. Robert was born in Concord, MA on October 16, 1939 to the late John P. & Mary (MacDonald) Hunt. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1958, lived in Saugus for over 25 years, Wells, Maine for 10 years and the past 8 years in Stoneham. Mr. Hunt worked as a printer for Merrill Printing...

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Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson

Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson 1931-2016

Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson, formerly of Everett & Malden, died at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn on Nov. 17, 2016 at the age of 85. Helga was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1949. She resided in Everett for 79 years and Malden for 6 years. Helga worked as a Warranty Administrator for Market Forge in Everett for many years and was very proud of her Swedish heritage. She enjoyed baking and her family...

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Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro

Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro 1928-2016

Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro, of Stoneham, formerly of Malden passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 15, 2016. She was 88 years of age. Barbara was the loving mother of Mary E. Colarusso & her late husband James of Arlington, VA and Susan Freedman & her husband Mark of Melrose; She is also the cherished grandmother of Matthew Freedman of Melrose and beloved companion of the late Charlie Blakley, formerly of Malden. ...

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George Miller Thompson, Jr

George Miller Thompson, Jr -2016

George Miller Thompson, Jr. died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2016 at the age of 91. A member of the "Greatest Generation", it is fitting he passed on Veterans' Day. George, a member of the Army's 90th Infantry Division (the "Tough Ombres") was part of the D-Day invasion and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He helped liberate Flossenburg Concentration Camp, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the French Legion Medal of Honor...

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Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker

Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker 1934-2016

Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 11, 2016. She was 82 years of age. Helen was born in Malden on July 3, 1934. Helen was raised in Malden, attended Malden Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years. Mrs. Walker worked at Scully Signal for 18 years in Wilmington and then in the housekeeping department at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 10 years. Lun loved dogs, cats and animals...

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Theresa (Muraco) Nappa

Theresa (Muraco) Nappa 1919-2016

Theresa (Muraco) Nappa, of Melrose, died at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford on Nov. 10, 2016 at the age of 97. Theresa was born & raised in Winchester and a graduate of Winchester High School. She resided in Melrose for over 65 years and worked in Catalog Phone Sales for Sears in Saugus for many years. Theresa was an excellent cook & enjoyed candlepin bowling, ceramics and was a member of the St. Mary's Church Emblem Club in Melrose....

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Paul J. "PJ" Spencer

Paul J. "PJ" Spencer 1930-2016

Paul J. "PJ" Spencer passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on Monday morning November 7, 2016. He was 86 years of age. Mr. Spencer was born in Melrose on March 20, 1930 to the late Thomas & Gertrude (Keenan) Spencer. He was raised in Saugus and Malden, and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1950. He also earned an Associate's Degree from Northeastern University. Paul served his country with pride in the United States Air Force...

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Kenneth Douglass Crowell

Kenneth Douglass Crowell 1935-2016

Kenneth Douglass Crowell passed away at home in Melrose on November 6, 2016. He was 80 years of age. Ken was born in Malden on November 30, 1935 to the late Kenneth J. & Edythe (Lewis) Crowell. He was raised in Malden & Melrose, attended Riverside Military Academy in Georgia and then graduated from Melrose High School, where he was a talented athlete and named sportsman of the year during one of his sporting seasons. Mr. Crowell served his...

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Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint

Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint 1924-2016

Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on November 5, 2016 at the age of 92. Dorothy was born in Boston on January 28, 1924 to Walter and Theresa (Ring) Johnson. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She married the late Ralph Flint and settled in Medford to raise their family. Dorothy worked as an office manager for the First National Supermarket for over 15 years. Dorothy and Ralph...

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Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau

Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau 1944-2016

Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly a longtime resident of Woburn & Billerica, died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 4, 2016 at the age of 71. Sharon was born in Berlin, NH on December 18, 1944 to Roland B. and Margaret (Hale) Edgar. She was raised in Gorham, NH and graduated from Gorham High School. In her younger years Sharon worked at the Mt. Washington Hotel. She later moved to Boston where she met the...

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Joseph J. Orsino

Joseph J. Orsino 1931-2016

Joseph J. Orsino, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on November 4, 2016 at the age of 85. Joseph was born on April 6, 1931 to John & Camella (Bromante) Orsino in the West End of Boston. He was raised in the West End and graduated from Boston Latin High School. After high school, Joseph enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. Following the war, Joseph's family moved to Melrose, MA...

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June L. (Gerry) Gagner

June L. (Gerry) Gagner 1942-2016

June L. (Gerry) Gagner, of Melrose, died peacefully on November 2, 2016 at the age of 73. June was born on November 28, 1942 in Stamford, CT to Elbridge T. & Winifred M. (Champion) Gerry. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1960. June was a wonderful person. She was very personable and kind to everyone she met. She had a way of reaching people and was never judgmental. June had a very selfless attitude and always...

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Margaret E. (Lux) "Peggy" Turner

Margaret E. (Lux) "Peggy" Turner 1923-2016

Margaret E. (Lux) Turner passed away at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on November 2, 2016, 5 days after her husband died at Aberjona Nursing Center. She was 93 years of age. Margaret was born in Winchester on January 28, 1923 to the late John A. & Alice (Manning) Lux. Peggy was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1940 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. In her younger years she worked for a local...

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Robert James "Bob" Quigley

Robert James "Bob" Quigley 1954-2016

Robert James "Bob" Quigley passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was only 61 years of age. Bob was born in Lynn and was raised in Stoneham. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1973 where he played football and was in the chorus. He was an active member of the Melrose YMCA Leaders Club where he met his future wife. Mr. Quigley worked as a emergency room transporter at Melrose-Wakefield...

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Leo C. Turner, Sr.

Leo C. Turner, Sr. 1919-2016

Leo C. Turner Sr. passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on October 28, 2016. He was in his 98th year. Leo was born at home in Melrose on June 22, 1919 to the late William & Mary (Curran) Turner. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938 where he excelled in sports. He played hockey, baseball, football and track and was a 14 Letterman. He continued on after high school playing hockey in the...

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Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero

Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero 1927-2016

Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero passed away at her home in Melrose on October 26, 2016 on her 89th Birthday. Phyllis was born in Winchester on October 26, 1927, was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and lived in Revere most of her life before moving to Melrose in 2010. Mrs. Bucciero worked in the personnel department for the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for over 15 years. She was a former member of Immaculate Conception...

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James C.  Hackett

James C. Hackett 1947-2016

James C. Hackett passed away at Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center in Saugus, on October 21, 2016. He was 69 years of age. James was born in Melrose on August 23, 1947 to the late William T & Mary L. (Gilfeather) Hackett. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, Class of 1965, from the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. While in college Jim...

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Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio

Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio 1935-2016

Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio, of Melrose, died peacefully on October 21, 2016 surrounded by her family; she was 81 years old. Antoniella was born on February 21, 1935 in Grottaminarda, Italy to the late Gennaro and Nicolina (Petrillo) Schena. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 30, and lived in East Boston before moving to Melrose in 1973. Antoniella was a devoted wife, mother and "Nonna" who cherished her family, especially...

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Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto

Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto 1932-2016

Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Oct. 20, 2016 at the age of 84. Joe was born & raised in the West End of Boston and attend Boston Schools. Joe served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War receiving a Bronze Star. After returning from Korea, He resided in Melrose for 52 years and was the Co-owner of the Cambridge Printing Company for 40 years before his retirement. Joe was a...

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Joseph I. Martin

Joseph I. Martin 1931-2016

Reverend Joseph I. Martin, of Boston, died peacefully on October 16th, 2016 at the age of 85. Fr. Martin was born on July 24, 1931 to Michael & Mary (Cummins) Martin. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from BC High. Fr. Martin was ordained a priest on December 16, 1956. He had attended the North American College in Rome. He became an Archdiocesan Priest and was stationed briefly at St. Mary's in Chelmsford and then in Roxbury at St....

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