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Obituaries

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Daniel J. Ledoux

Daniel J. Ledoux 1957-2017

Daniel J. Ledoux, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on August 14, 2017 at the age of 60. Dan was born in Tripoli, Libya on April 18, 1957, was raised in Melrose, and attended the Lincoln Elementary School and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1975. He went on to attend Salem State College, University of Hawaii, Oregon State University, Bunker Hill Community College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He was a Merchant marine licensed...

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Leo F. Greene III

Leo F. Greene III 1953-2017

Leo F. Greene, III, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on August 11, 2017 at the age of 64. Leo was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1971. He went on to receive his degree from the University of New England in Maine, Class of 1976. Leo was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Market Research Associate for Fieldworks Boston in Waltham for many years. He was a member of the Sons of Italy in...

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Joseph "Joey" Crowley

Joseph "Joey" Crowley 1962-2017

Joseph "Joey" Crowley, of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on August 8, 2017 at the age of 55. Joey was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose schools. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Janitor for Crystal Warehouse Corp. in Wakefield for many years. Joey enjoyed playing softball & basketball in Melrose for the Special Olympics and playing golf at Mt Hood Golf Club in Melrose. He loved to...

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Shawn P. Demenkow

Shawn P. Demenkow 1970-2017

Master Sergeant Shawn P. Demenkow, USMC, Retired, (47) passed away at home in Maysville, NC, on August 8th. Shawn was born on June 12, 1970 and grew up in Wakefield, MA. He was a beloved son to his mother, Barbara (Dickenson) Hallstrom and her husband, Robert Hallstrom of Sebago, ME; his father, Paul Demenkow and his wife, Frances (Ahern) Demenkow of North Reading, MA. He was the cherished brother of Victoria (Demenkow) Lee and her husband, Gino...

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Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione

Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione 1926-2017

Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione passed away at the Life Care Center in Stoneham, on August 8, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Revere on December 28, 1926 to the late Louis & Laura (Giggi) Maiani. Rita was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943. Mrs. Gaglione was a homemaker who lived in Everett until 1959, Chelsea until 2005 and in Melrose since 2005. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Church on the...

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Marie T. (Dinarello) MacInnes

Marie T. (Dinarello) MacInnes 1938-2017

Marie T. (Dinarello) MacInnes, formerly of Melrose, died August 8, 2017 at the age of 78. Marie was born in Winthrop on October 10, 1938 to Joseph & Rena (Martinoli) Dinarello and was graduated from Melrose High School in 1956. Marie worked as an accountant for Polaroid in Waltham for over thirty years. She always enjoyed traveling, making trips to Italy, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Marie was also an avid reader and she loved books. Most...

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Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo

Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo 1934-2017

Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo, of Melrose, died on August 8, 2017 at the age of 83. Margie grew up as the youngest of four children. She had many interests in school including, cheerleading, drama, majorette, and playing the guitar. Margie liked Bob since she was a young girl. She used to say that she chased him until she caught him. Margie was a stay at home mother who raised four children, two boys and two girls. Every afternoon she had a home...

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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Kiley) Cerretani

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Kiley) Cerretani 1936-2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Cerretani (Kiley), 80, of Melrose passed away peacefully at The Bridges by Epoch in Mashpee on Sunday, August 6th. Betty was born in Melrose on October, 9, 1,936, the daughter of the late Stephen C. Kiley and Ann Cecelia Kiley [Carey). She was raised in Melrose on the Kiley Farm with many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Betty was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Class of 1954. She then attended and graduated...

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Kathleen A. (Flynn) Martin

Kathleen A. (Flynn) Martin 1925-2017

Kathleen A. (Flynn) Martin, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on August 3, 2017 at the age of 92. Kathleen was born in Melrose on April 28, 1925 to Nicholas & Katherine (Healey) Flynn. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & High Schools. Kathleen married her late husband, Earl Martin, and moved to Stoneham where they raised their daughter. Kathleen & Earl later retired to Cape Cod. Kathleen was a very...

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Ellen D. (Gray) Will

Ellen D. (Gray) Will 1943-2017

Ellen D. (Gray) Will, of Melrose, died at her home on July 30, 2017 at the age of 73. Ellen was born in Plymouth, NH, raised in Lincoln, NH and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge & Latin in Cambridge. She resided in Concord for several years and Somerville & Melrose for many years. Ellen worked for Roger's Foam Factory in Somerville for several years and the Highland Café in Malden for many years. She loved to read books, play bingo and spending...

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Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson

Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson 1937-2017

Ellen L. (Bransfield-McLaughlin) Bisson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 27, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Boston on October 16, 1937, she was raised in Dorchester, graduated from St. Patrick Grammar School, St. Matthew High School and received her certificate as a health care professional. Ellen lived in Dorchester for many years, Salem for over 25 years and the past 20 years in Melrose. Mrs. Bisson was a homemaker and...

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Mia Rodriguez

Mia Rodriguez 1976-2017

Miassoti Rodriguez, 41, died on July 25, with her loving family beside her in Melrose, Mass. She was a beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend to many. Mia was born February 17, 1976, in Boston, Mass, to Mother Carmen N Corredor and Father Hector Rodriguez. Her interest included spending time with her family, music and cars. Her talents where an exceptional hair barber, piano player, mechanic and a funny sense of humor. She devoted much of...

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David L Dwyer

David L Dwyer 1955-2017

David L. Dwyer, of Lynn, formerly of Melrose, died July 24, 2017 at the age of 62. David was born in Winthrop to William & Marion (Lord) Dwyer. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. David spent over thirty years serving as a Police Officer for the City of Melrose. Those who knew him will remember his wild sense of humor and natural affinity for helping those in need. David was the loving yet mischievous brother of...

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Christine A. Kozlowski-Chipman

Christine A. Kozlowski-Chipman 1978-2017

Christine A. Kozlowski-Chipman, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on July 24, 2017 at the age of 39. Christine was born in Cambridge, raised in Charlestown and a graduate of the Fenway Middle High School, Class of 1996. She was a lifelong Charlestown resident and the last several years in Arizona. Christine enjoyed singing, drawing and painting. She loved to go concerts and camping in New Hampshire. Christine was the loving...

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Frank E. Mahoney, Jr.

Frank E. Mahoney, Jr. 1959-2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Frank E. Mahoney, Jr. announces his passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the age of 58 years. Son of the late Barbara A. and Frank E. Mahoney, Sr., Frank was a long-time resident of Melrose, MA until his recent move to Reading, MA. Frank is survived by his brother Larry and his wife Christine Mahoney, his sister Patricia and her husband Dean Groves, niece Christine Brady...

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Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza

Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza 1929-2017

Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on July 19, 2017 at the age of 88. Gena was born in East Boston, raised in Chelsea, a graduate of Chelsea High School and Burdett Business School. She resided in Malden for several years, Wakefield for 10 years and Melrose for 30 years. Gena worked as a Secretary for Tufts Dental School in Boston and enjoyed spending her winters in Sun City Centre in...

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Giovanna Guerriero

Giovanna Guerriero 1932-2017

Giovanna Guerriero, of Wakefield, died peacefully on July 17, 2017 at the age of 84. Giovanna was born in Avella, Italy on October 4, 1932 to Salvatore & Carmella Colletta. She was spent the first 34 years of her life living in Italy. She married her husband, the late Pasquale Guerriero, and had her three children in Italy before coming to the United States and eventually settling in Malden. But she never forgot her roots and made many trips...

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Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw

Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw 1943-2017

Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw, of Melrose, died at the Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell on July 17, 2017 at the age of 73. Carol was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School in Malden. She resided in Melrose since 1971, worked as a Waitress for the Hilltop Restaurant for 37 years and also as a Cashier for K Mart in Saugus for 12 years. Carol was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years and loved to play bingo....

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Henry A. Rappa

Henry A. Rappa 1944-2017

Henry A. Rappa Sr., a Melrose resident for 50 years, died July 16, 2017 at the age of 73. Henry was born in Revere, MA on April 10, 1944 to Henry & Marie (Vigliotti) Rappa. He was raised in Revere and attended vocational school in Everett. Henry loved cars and spent 35 years working as an auto mechanic for Broadway Motor Service. After retiring, Henry began a second career, spanning nineteen years, as a valued assistant at his son's Melrose law...

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Mark E. Riess

Mark E. Riess 1960-2017

Mark E. Riess, of Middleton, former of Wakefield, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 16, 2017 at the age of 56. Mark was born in Stoneham, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979. He resided in Melrose for 18 years and the past 17 years in Middleton. Mark worked as a Parts Manager for 128 Ford in Wakefield for many years. He was a member of the Winchester & Northeast Tennis Leagues and loved to...

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William "Bill" Crowther

William "Bill" Crowther 1932-2017

William "Bill" Crowther, of Melrose, died July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Bill was born in Stoneham, MA on July 22, 1932 to Andrew & Mary (Daly) Crowther. He was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1949. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following the war, he married his late wife Joan, and the two moved to Melrose in 1958, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Bill worked for the Mass...

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Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin

Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin 1932-2017

Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Barbara was born in Chelsea, MA on November 27, 1932 to William & Agnes (Lynn) Driscoll. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Barbara went on to obtain a nursing degree from Chelsea Memorial Nursing School after high school. After becoming a registered nurse, Barbara went to work at...

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Cara A. (Linehan) Buckwell

Cara A. (Linehan) Buckwell 1983-2017

Cara (Linehan) Buckwell, a premiere Division I swimmer and marathon runner, tackled every athletic endeavor with fervor and a pronounced focus on achievement. When faced with a stage-four lung cancer diagnosis in March, she applied the same will, commitment and determination to her recovery. Tough, resilient and graceful. It was an unfair match, despite her lifelong preparation. She died on July 11th. The daughter of Jim and Ann...

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Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran

Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran 1930-2017

Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 11, 2017 at the age of 87. Marilyn was born in Melrose on June 14, 1930 to Norman & Mary (McCarthy) McCann. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948, and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Mt Ida College in 1950. Marilyn married Peter Curran and they raised their five children in Melrose. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Melrose...

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Ann S.  Janzen

Ann S. Janzen 1916-2017

Ann Schwarz Janzen of Peabody, Massachusetts passed away on July 5th, 2017 at the age of 101. Known for her love of her late husband Arnold and family, compassion and caring for others, love of music, the outdoors, gardening, exercise and cooking, her gracious smile will be missed by all. Ann was born May 18th, 1916 in New York, New York to Nicholas and Antonia Schwarz, who were Hungarian immigrants. She resided on Manhattan's East Side and...

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