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Obituaries

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Anthony Giacalone

Anthony Giacalone 1927-2016

Anthony Giacalone, of Melrose, formerly of the North End, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sept. 30, 2016 at the age of 89. Tony was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Botta) Giacalone. Survived by his daughters, Lisa and Donna Giacalone, his son Anthony Giacalone, Jr., his son-in-law Zaragoza Guerra and his grandson Santiago Antonio. Son of the late Vito and Frances (Mistretta) Giacalone. Son-in-law of the late Antonio and...

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Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood

Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood 1929-2016

Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood, of Malden, died at the Wingate at Melrose on Sept. 29, 2016 at the age of 86. Peter was born in Melrose, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1947. He resided in Foxboro for 27 years and Malden since 1980. After high school, Peter worked as a Supervisor for the messenger's and mailroom for American Mutual in Boston, in the Printing Dept. for the Foxboro Reporter and as a Comp Room...

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John A. "Jack" Mercer,, Sr.

John A. "Jack" Mercer,, Sr. 1943-2016

John A. "Jack", Mercer, Sr., of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Sept. 29, 2016 at the age of 73. Jack was the beloved husband of Beverly J. (Hurst) Mercer for 5o years. Loving father of John A. Mercer, Jr. & his wife Julie, James M. Mercer & his wife Megan, all of Melrose and Joseph E. Mercer & his wife Kati of CT. Cherished grandfather of Eric, Kevin, Zack, Brian, Jill, Grace, Collin, Jenna and Jeremy. Caring brother of...

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Edward M. Smith

Edward M. Smith 1922-2016

Edward M. Smith, of Melrose, died in Stoneham on Sept. 28, 2016 at the age of 94. Ed was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford Vocational High School. He served his country during WWII as a Navy Aviation Ordnanceman. After returning from the war, Ed worked as a Printer for the Murray Printing Company in Westford for over 40 years, working his way up to Vice President and General Manager before his retirement. He enjoyed reading and...

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Stephen H. Baldi

Stephen H. Baldi 1947-2016

Stephen H. Baldi, of Melrose, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sept. 27, 2016 at the age of 68. Stephen fought a 15 year battle with prostate cancer, but unfortunately died suddenly of a stroke. Stephen was born in Boston on October 16, 1947 and raised in Revere, attending B.C. High before getting his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University and his Master's from Bentley University. He was first a CPA for Arthur Anderson and...

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Clare M. (McEnroe)) Jancsy

Clare M. (McEnroe)) Jancsy 1923-2016

Clare M. (McEnroe) Jancsy passed away eleven days after her husband, on September 26, 2016, at East Village Place in East Longmeadow, MA. She was 93 years of age. Mrs. Jancsy was born in Everett on August 7, 1923, was raised in Everett and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy High School in Brighton. She has been a resident of Melrose since 1957. Clare was a devoted wife, mother and nana who loved her family and was cherished by all of them....

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Catherine A. Feeney

Catherine A. Feeney 1951-2016

Catherine A. Feeney passed away at Falmouth Hospital on September 24, 2016; she was 65 years of age. Catherine was born in Melrose on May 5, 1951 to the late Paul & Helen (Brussard) Feeney. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1969. Cathy lived in Melrose for many years, North Reading, North Andover, Newburyport and the last few years in Falmouth. She worked as a sales representative for several paper...

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William H. "Bill" Forbes, Jr.

William H. "Bill" Forbes, Jr. 1947-2016

William H. Forbes Jr. passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital on September 24, 2016, age 68. Bill was the beloved husband of 45 years to Mary (DiMino) Forbes. Loving father of William H. Forbes III of Saugus, Scott M. Forbes & his wife Susan of Melrose, the late Joel A. Forbes and Julie Hollenbaugh & her husband Joshua of FL. Cherished grandfather of Abygail, Will, Jackson, Carter, Cyann, Camden & Jaycee. Caring brother of Patricia Fresco...

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Renee M. Chisholm

Renee M. Chisholm 1968-2016

Renee Chisholm passed away at her home in Melrose on September 23, 2016. She was only 48 years of age. Renee was born in Lowell on January 20, 1968, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1986 and attended Essex Aggie for 2 years. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose. Miss Chisholm worked as the animal control officer for the City of Melrose for 10 years. Renee was very proud of her Irish Heritage; in her younger...

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Mildred B. (Mikkelsen), Hunt

Mildred B. (Mikkelsen), Hunt 1938-2016

Mildred B. "Millie" Hunt (Mikkelson) of Stoneham, died peacefully on September 22, 2016. Beloved wife for fifty-seven years of Robert E. Hunt of Stoneham. Loving sister of Elaine Meehan of Colebrook, New Hampshire, and the late Vincent, Raymond, and George Mikkelson. She will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law Kathleen Neville, who cared for her during her final illness, as well as her brothers-in-law John Hunt of Saugus, and Terence Hunt...

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Thomas A. Rossino

Thomas A. Rossino 1956-2016

Thomas A. Rossino died at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on September 19, 2016. He was only 60 years of age. Tom was born in Melrose on June 15, 1956 to Thomas & Anna (DiPaolo) Rossino. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic, Class of 1974 and from Northeastern University. Mr. Rossino lived in Melrose for many years, Boston for 10 years, Las Vegas Nevada for 10 years and the past few years in Cambridge and worked in the...

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Roberta "Bobbie" L. (Fitzgerald) Camara

Roberta "Bobbie" L. (Fitzgerald) Camara 1940-2016

Roberta "Bobbie" L. (Fitzgerald) Camara, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 75. Bobbie was born in Boston, raised in Tewksbury and a graduate of Tewksbury High School. She worked as a Case Administrator for the Chapter 13 Trustees Office for over 20 years. Bobbie resided in Melrose for the past 10 years and enjoyed decorating, shopping and cooking. She loved traveling to Florida which was her...

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Henry  P. Jancsy

Henry P. Jancsy 1923-2016

Henry P. Jancsy passed away in Springfield on Thursday, September 15, 2016. He was 92 years of age. Mr. Jancsy was born in Everett on October 9, 1923 to the late William & Carolyn (Vaughn) Jancsy. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and Boston College. Henry served his country with pride as a US Navy Captain USNR Retired, he started his career in 1943 in the South Pacific during WWII and had a long and distinguished...

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Frank T. Reardon

Frank T. Reardon 1953-2016

Frank T. Reardon passed away at LaHey Clinic in Burlington on September 14, 2016. He was 63 years of age. Frank was born in Melrose on July 20, 1953, he was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1971 and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Reardon worked as an auto mechanic throughout his life for different companies and for the Town of Wakefield DPW for 19 years. He was a member of the Westside Social Club in Wakefield, going...

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Robert J. Cox

Robert J. Cox 1953-2016

Robert J. "Bob" Cox, of Saugus, passed away on September 13, 2016 at the age of 63. Bob was born in Lynn, on January 24, 1953, to Joseph & Gertrude (Sybil) Cox. He was a lifelong resident of Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1971. After high school Bob earned a Bachelor's Degree in economics from Northeastern University, class of 1976, where he served as president of the Student Federation. After a career working in...

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Ann Marie Murphy

Ann Marie Murphy 1943-2016

Ann Marie (Ahearn) Murphy, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Sept. 7, 2016 at the age of 72. Ann was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester & Charlestown and a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston. She resided in Charlestown for many years and Melrose since 1973. Ann worked in the admitting office at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Melrose for 20 years before her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed...

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William F. Murphy

William F. Murphy 1922-2016

William F. Murphy, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on September 3, 2016 at the age of 94. William was born in Cambridge on February 27th, 1922 to William and Helen (McGrath) Murphy. He was raised in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Ringe & Latin. William served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He was part of the 8th Infantry Division which landed on the beaches of Normandy and fought in the...

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Linda M. Martone

Linda M. Martone 1959-2016

Linda M. Martone passed away at Beverly Hospital on August 29, 2016. She was only 56 years old. Linda was born in Boston, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1977 and then from Suffolk University in Boston. She worked as an administrator at New England Medical Center in Boston for 25 years. Linda then started her own electrolysis business in Melrose on Main Street called Electrology Today, which she ran for the past 6...

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Bernard J. Shea

Bernard J. Shea 1917-2016

Rev. Bernard J. Shea passed away on August 28th, 2016 in Quincy, Ma. at the age of 99. Rev. Shea was born in Halifax, N.S. on June 1, 1917 to William Shea and Helen Brown. Brother of the late Joseph, John & Evelyn Shea. Uncle of Joseph Shea of West Roxbury, Joanne White, Susan Shea, Christine Shea, Maryellen Shea all of Quincy, Ruth Cedrone of Stoughton and John Shea of N.C. He is also survived by many grandnieces, grandnephew and friends. ...

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Harold B. Griffin

Harold B. Griffin 1925-2016

Harold B. Griffin passed away at the Lifecare Center of Stoneham on August 26, 2016. He was 91 years of age. Harold was born in Chelsea on August 17, 1925 to the late Harold & Frances (Culliton) Griffin. Mr. Griffin was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School. After he graduated from high school Harold entered the service in 1943 and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked for the...

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Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown

Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown 1930-2016

Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on August 16, 2016 at the age of 86. Jeanne was amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born August 7, 1930 at Boston City Hospital. She grew up in Cambridge and attended St. Mary's High School, run by the Sisters of Notre Dame, where she graduated in 1947. She always enjoyed her class reunion. Times were tough then for her large Catholic family...

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Joseph A. Chicoine

Joseph A. Chicoine 1943-2016

Joseph A. Chicoine, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 13, 2016 at the age of 72. Joseph was born in Somerville, MA on September 21, 1943 to Alfred and Mildred (Crowley) Chicoine. He was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960 and served his country honorably for four years. He worked as a self-employed plumber for many years. He loved his family very much and was happiest...

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Michael J. Gagnon

Michael J. Gagnon 1958-2016

Michael J. Gagnon, of Wakefield, died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Aug. 10, 2016 at the age of 57. Michael was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1976. He was a dedicated worker and was employed as a Carpenter for the Carpenters Union Local 33 for over 20 years. Mike was a lifelong Wakefield resident who was very social and well-liked by all. Michael...

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P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis

P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis 1926-2016

P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis, of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on August 5, 2016, at the age of 90 surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia as a US citizen due to his parents, Herman and Caroline, being American citizens. As with most families in the late 20's and 30's life was difficult which shaped his personality. He attended Stoneham High School, but as most young men, answered the call to...

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Norma D. (Charles) Theus

Norma D. (Charles) Theus 1938-2016

Norma D. (Charles) Theus, of Melrose & Miami, Fl, passed away peacefully on Friday August 5, 2016 at 2:45am, after battling with an intense illness. Norma leaves behind three beautiful daughters, a loving husband, four beautiful grandkids, and numerous friends. Norma was a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a simple woman, loved by many because of her pure heart. Her love for others was selfless, undying, and unconditional. She had...

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