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James F. O'Connell

James F. O'Connell 1950-2015

James F. O'Connell passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, February 28, 2015. He was 64 years of age. James was born in Melrose on December 3, 1950 to the late Gerald & Marion Rita (Lucey) O'Connell. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968. Mr. O'Connell worked for the New England Telephone Company right out of high school as a lineman. He entered the US Army on June 11, 1970 and...

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Frank S. Renzella

Frank S. Renzella 1927-2015

Frank S. Renzella, of Malden, died at his home surrounded by family on Feb. 25, 2015 at the age of 87. Frank was born & raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. He worked as an Upholsterer for Lounge Upholstery in Brockton for many years and Star Upholstery in Malden for over 20 years before his retirement. Frank resided in Malden his whole life and was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Malden. He enjoyed & played golf at the Hillview...

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Marie F. (Boire) Meehan

Marie F. (Boire) Meehan 1938-2015

Marie F. (Boire) Meehan, of Melrose, died at the Epoch of Melrose on Feb. 22, 2015 at the age of 76. Marie was born & raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Dorchester High School. She resided in Melrose for 30 years, Epping, NH for several years and North Adams for the past 18 months. Marie worked as a Function Waitress for the Lord Wakefield in Wakefield, Augustine's in Saugus and the Ramada in Woburn for over 20 years. She loved cats &...

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Edward "Ed" Doherty

Edward "Ed" Doherty 1938-2015

Edward "Ed" Doherty, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 20, 2015 at the age of 76. Ed was born & raised in Cambridge, a graduate of Rindge Technical High School, Class of 1956 and went on to attend Technical School for several years. He worked as an Electronic Technician for Datametrics in Wilmington for over 20 years, B & W Press in Georgetown for 15 years and Sales at Macy's in Saugus for 10 years. Ed loved computers,...

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Ann J. Monahan

Ann J. Monahan 1923-2015

Ann J. (Shiel) Monahan, of Melrose, passed away on February 15, 2015 at the age of 92. Ann was born in Boston on February 4, 1923 to Michael and Mary Shiel. Growing up during the Great Depression, Ann learned the value of a dollar among the many other hard lessons that came from growing up during that era. She was raised in Dorchester and attended Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Ann...

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Loretta Hutchins

Loretta Hutchins 1922-2015

Loretta (Dean) Hutchins, of Melrose, passed away on February 13, 2015 at the age of 92.Loretta was a lifelong resident of Melrose. She was born to John and Nora Dean on October 12, 1922. Loretta grew up during the Great Depression, so from a young age she knew what it meant to work hard. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis James Hutchins. They honeymooned together at Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, a mountain they later climbed with...

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Mary C. Tortora

Mary C. Tortora 1960-2015

Mary C. (Bistany) Tortora, of Melrose, passed away at Mass General Hospital on February 12, 2015 at the age of 54. Mary was born to Marjorie and the late Donald Bistany in Winchester, MA on February 21, 1960. She was raised in Woburn and attended Woburn schools. Mary furthered her education by achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. She soon married the love of her life, Michael, and they spent 34 years...

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Joanne M. Lambert

Joanne M. Lambert 1950-2015

Joanne M. Lambert, 64, of Melrose died peacefully on February 11 after a brave 5 year battle with cancer. She was born in Williamstown, MA to Helen O'Connell Lambert and Clovis M. Lambert both of whom are deceased as is her only sibling, a brother, Michael. A graduate of Boston Bouve College at Northeastern University, Ms. Lambert received a Masters Degree in School Administration from Salem State College. She spent her 35 year career as a...

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James E. Glynn

James E. Glynn 1926-2015

James E. Glynn passed away at the Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, on February 7, 2015. He was 89 years of age. James was born in Everett to the late James & Anna (Mohan) Glynn, was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. While in high school he joined the US Navy and served his country with pride during WWII. Mr. Glynn was involved in Operation Overload prior to the D-Day Invasion as well as the D-Day Invasion in Europe. After his...

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Edward J. Colosimo

Edward J. Colosimo 1927-2015

Edward J. Colosimo, of Melrose, formerly of Tewksbury & Cambridge, passed away on February 5, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Marie J. (Martell) Colosimo. Ed was born in Cambridge on June 30, 1927. His parents Antonio & Elizabeth Colosimo raised him in Cambridge where he attended Cambridge High & Latin. Edward joined the Navy in 1945, where he honorably served his country until the end of World War II. Upon returning from the war...

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William W. Curry

William W. Curry 1928-2015

William W. Curry passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on February 5, 2015. He was 86 years of age. William was born in Boston on August 23, 1928 to the late William & Grace (Noble) Curry. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1946. He served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of the DAV. Mr. Curry has been a resident of Melrose since 1965 and was a...

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Timothy John Tyson

Timothy John Tyson 1959-2015

Timothy John Tyson passed away very suddenly at his home on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the age of 55. Tim was born in California, raised in Marietta, GA, graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1977 and from Southern Poly Tech University in GA. Tim lived in Georgia most of his life before moving to Hampstead, NH 13 years ago. He had his PE in Electrical Engineering and worked as a professional engineer for Newcomb & Boyd in GA for 15 years and...

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Richard Mallon, Sr.

Richard Mallon, Sr. 1932-2015

Richard T. "Dick" Mallon, Sr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 31, 2015 at the age of 82. Dick was born in the Edgeworth section of Malden on June 19, 1932 to the late Bernard & Pauline Mallon. He grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1951. He also attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Bryant & Stratton College. It was in Malden where he met and married the love of...

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Walter F. Cronin

Walter F. Cronin 1942-2015

Walter F. Cronin, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Jan. 27, 2015 at the age of 73. Walter was born & raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Cambridge. After high school, Walter served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves. He worked as a Labor Relations Manager for Verizon for over 40 years before his retirement and resided in Melrose for 43 years. Walter enjoyed history,...

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William  G. Kotzuba

William G. Kotzuba 1961-2015

William G. Kotzuba, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the age of 53. He is survived by his wife Helen M. Kotzuba, Daughter Amanda Kotzuba and her fiancé Andrew Rowe, Sons Eric and Michael Coughlin and Grandson Nathan Rowe all of Melrose. Son of the late Michael Kotzuba and the late Susan Kotzuba, Brother of Jean Hamilton and her husband Keith of Wakefield, James Kotzuba and his wife Nancy of Somerville and Paul Kotzuba and...

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John Bena, Jr.

John Bena, Jr. 1921-2015

John Bena Jr. passed away at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital on January 26, 2015. He was 93 years of age. John was born in Middleborough on July 14, 1921 to the late Giovanni & Elisia (Pipi) Bena. He was raised in Middleborough and graduated from Middleborough High School. John was an accomplished violinist, playing in the his own band since junior high school. After high school John joined the US Coast Guard and served his country...

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Patricia  Louise (Pinkney) Buchan

Patricia Louise (Pinkney) Buchan 1931-2015

Patricia Louise (Pinkney) Buchan passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on January 25, 2015. She was 83 years of age. Patricia was born in Melrose on February 23, 1931 to the late Gilbert & Ada (Doucette) Pinkney. She was raised in Melrose, went to St. Mary's School and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Buchan worked for 15 years at the Middlesex Fells Nursing Home in Melrose. She loved to crochet and make afghans and blankets for...

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Walter "Ed" Valentine

Walter "Ed" Valentine 1946-2015

Walter E. "Ed" Valentine, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 24, 2015 at the age of 68. Ed was the former husband of the late Irene (Fontaine) Valentine. He was the loving father of David Valentine and daughter-in-law Mary Foley. Ed had also recently become the grandfather to Dylan. He was the brother to Mario, Maria, Steven, Angelo, David, and Cindy. Ed is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ed was raised...

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Michael F. Walsh

Michael F. Walsh 1929-2015

Michael Francis Walsh, age 85, of Melrose, MA, passed away suddenly on January 23, 2015 after a period of illness. Born in Somerville, MA to John and Margaret (Dunleavy) Walsh in 1929, Michael had made a home in Melrose for over 50 years. Michael leaves his wife of 55 years, Doreen T. (Sheehan). He leaves a son, Michael J. of Methuen, daughter-in-law Cathy (DiFiore), grandson Michael R. and granddaughter Jamie C. He also leaves a daughter,...

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Leslie E. Coholan

Leslie E. Coholan 1933-2015

Leslie E. Coholan, of Rochester, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 20, 2015 at the age of 82. Leslie was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the Army, Leslie resided in Melrose for most of his life and the past 12 years in Rochester, NH. He worked as a Truck Driver for Mobile Oil Corp. for many years before...

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Paul A. "Ace" Agresti

Paul A. "Ace" Agresti 1930-2015

Paul A. Agresti passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield, on January 19, 2015 at the age of 84. Paul was born in Boston, raised in the North End of Boston and went to work at a very young age. He lived in East Boston for 35 years and the past 14 years in Melrose. Mr. Agresti worked as a meat inspector for many years in St. Louis, Missouri for the Swift Meat Packing Company and as a chauffeur in the Boston area for many years. He was...

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Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist

Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist 1927-2015

Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist passed away at the Golden Living Center Dexter House in Malden, on January 19, 2015. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Gillcrist was born in Melrose on April 8, 1927 to the late Cornelius & Amelia Frances (Mansfield) Lynch. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1945. Gerry was a lifelong resident of Melrose and worked as a seamstress for over 15 years...

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Raymond J. Aylward, Sr.

Raymond J. Aylward, Sr. 1933-2015

Raymond J. Aylward Sr., of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. Raymond was the loving husband of Bernadine Aylward of Melrose. He was the father of Raymond Alyward Jr. and his wife Maryellen of Georgia, Lynda Gutro of Melrose, and Sean Aylward of Melrose. Raymond is also survived by his two grandchildren Ryan Gutro and Brittany Aylward. Raymond was born and raised in Cambridge. He...

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Debra L. (Colclough) Ford

Debra L. (Colclough) Ford 1954-2015

Debra L. (Colclough) Ford passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 60. "Deb", born on November 13, 1954, was raised in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1972. She was the beloved wife of Christopher T. Ford, and the loving mother of Ashley & Casey Ford, of Lynnfield. Daughter of the late Francis & Joan (Lee) Colclough, sister of Sharon Gibson & her husband Stephen of Billerica and Tracy Colclough & his...

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Edward  F.  Laskey

Edward F. Laskey 1927-2015

Edward F. Laskey passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in Chelsea on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was 87 years of age. Edward was born in Boston to the late George & Lillian (Newman) Laskey. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. He entered the service after high school and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Laskey worked as a civil engineer for 39 ½ years for the State of Massachusetts....

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