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James C. "Jimmy" Mahan

James C. "Jimmy" Mahan 1944-2015

James C. Mahan AGE: 71 Topsfield James Christopher Mahan, Jimmy or Uncle Jimmy to all who knew him, passed away suddenly on December 12th with his family at his side. Jimmy was born in Stoneham on July 6, 1944, grew up in Melrose and Malden, raised a family in Peabody, and retired in Topsfield. He is survived by Constance, his wife of 49 years; his son, Christopher J. Mahan of Lynnfield and his wife Jennifer; his daughter, Carrie Mahan...

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Mary  E. (Hutchinson) Dargan

Mary E. (Hutchinson) Dargan 1930-2015

Mary E. (Hutchinson) Dargan, of Melrose died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Dec. 15, 2015 at the age of 85. Mary was born in Somerville, raised in Cambridge, resided in Somerville for many years and Melrose for the past 19 years. She was a homemaker and worked as a lunch mother at the Lincoln School in Melrose. Mary enjoyed dancing, detective shows and was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. She was the beloved wife of the late...

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Kim H. (Higgins) Gobbi

Kim H. (Higgins) Gobbi 1954-2015

Kim H. (Higgins) Gobbi passed away at the Beverly Hospital on December 10, 2015. She was only 61 years of age. Kim was born in Long Island, NY to the late John & Christine (Curran) Higgins. She was raised in Long Island and came to Boston for schooling. Kim graduated from Chamberlayne Fashion Design, lived in Malden, East Boston and Lynn for several years and the past 30 years in Lynnfield. Mrs. Gobbi worked as a sales manger in the wholesale...

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Gary James Gaglione

Gary James Gaglione 1965-2015

Gary J. Gaglione passed away suddenly in Saugus on December 6, 2015. He was 50 years of age. Gary was born in Everett on September 21, 1965, was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Our Lady of Grace Grammar School and Pope John High School, Class of 1983. Gary lived in Chelsea most of his life and the past 10 years in Melrose. Mr. Gaglione worked in sales for Budget Car Rental for 20 years and Hertz Car Rental the past few years. He had also owned...

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Willa (Johnstone) Williams

Willa (Johnstone) Williams 1925-2015

Willa J. (Johnstone) Williams, of Camden, ME, passed away on November 14, 2015 at the age of 90. Willa was born in Lawrence, MA on May 9, 1925 to Herbert A. and Myrtle (Brown) Cassidy. She grew up in Watertown and Belmont, and graduated from Belmont High School. Willa worked as an office administrator much of her life for several different companies including John Hancock, Raytheon, McLean Hospital, The First Baptist Church in Belmont and...

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Anthony "Tony" Serino, Jr.

Anthony "Tony" Serino, Jr. 1943-2015

Anthony "Tony" Serino Jr., of Melrose, died on December 8, 2015 at the age of 72. Tony was born in Revere, MA on June 19, 1943 to Anthony and Mildred (Elefson) Serino. He was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. Tony left high school to join the United States Navy in April of 1962. He honorably served in the Navy for two years aboard the USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Several years after being...

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Dorothy K. (Kelly) Brambilla

Dorothy K. (Kelly) Brambilla 1928-2015

Dorothy (Kelly) Brambilla was the only child of hard working immigrant parents, Robert and Josephine Kelly. Raised in Norwich, Connecticut where she attended Norwich Free Academy & met her lifelong friend and future brother-in-law, "Billy" Brambilla. Dorothy worked at the local YMCA coordinating Hi-Y dances with Billy, which is where she eventually caught the eye of Billy's older brother, a handsome young musician and band director named George...

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Leo P. Fennell

Leo P. Fennell 1936-2015

Leo Patrick Fennell, of Melrose, died December 2, 2015 at the age of 79. He was born on November 1, 1936 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Paul and Julia O'Riordan Fennell. As a boy, he grew up in the "leaky" roof section of Roxbury, along with his four siblings, Marion, Paul, Billy, and Mary. His family was also a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. Although coming from a humble beginning, he used his books smarts to get a scholarship to the...

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Bonnie (Cairns) Hawkins

Bonnie (Cairns) Hawkins 1945-2015

Bonnie (Cairns) Hawkins, of Malden, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 25, 2015 at the age of 70. Bonnie was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School. She resided in Burlington for several years, East Boston for 10 years and the past 30 years in Malden. Bonnie worked as an Administrative Assistant for American Airlines for 42 years before her retirement at the age of 63. She was a member of the...

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Donna Mae (Ricker) Geehan

Donna Mae (Ricker) Geehan 1946-2015

Donna Mae (Ricker) Geehan passed away at her home in Lakeland, FL on November 25, 2015. She was only 68 years of age. Donna was born in Melrose on December 19, 1946 to the late Laurence & Nora (DiNardi) Ricker; she was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School, Class of 1964. Mrs. Geehan was a lifelong resident of Melrose before moving to Florida 11 years ago. Donna worked as a secretary for the Federal...

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Anna M. (Colannino) Amabile

Anna M. (Colannino) Amabile 1940-2015

Anna M. (Colannino) Amabile, of Malden, died on Nov. 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Anna was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Malden resident. Anna loved to spend her time with her family and enjoyed creating an "Old Italian Christmas" for her large family. Anna was the loving mother of Cheryl A. Foilb & her husband Bob of Canton, Sharon A. Ryan & her husband Bobby of...

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Elizabeth E. "Lillian" Higgins

Elizabeth E. "Lillian" Higgins 1937-2015

Elizabeth E. "Lillian" (Harnett) Higgins, formerly of Arlington, died peacefully Wednesday evening at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, in the embrace of her devoted husband and her four children at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence (Mickey) for 53 years, who survives her and loved her dearly. She is also survived by her four loving children Tim, Larry, Liz and Kathleen, and their spouses Carol (Nagle) Higgins and James...

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Philip Andrew Glennon

Philip Andrew Glennon 1924-2015

Philip Andrew Glennon, of Melrose, passed away on November 14, 2015 at the age of 91. Phil was born in Lynn on January 16, 1924 to Philip and Catherine (Shine) Glennon. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Revere High School. Phil served honorably during WWII in the United States Navy. Upon returning from the war, Phil married the love of his life, Theresa (Burke) Glennon in 1947, the two spent 68 years happily married together. They...

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Louis Centore

Louis Centore 1963-2015

Louis G. Centore, of Melrose, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 52. Louis was born in Medford on March 27, 1963 to Louis and Maria (Fionda) Centore. He was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1981. After graduation from High School, Louis continued his education at Daniel Webster College where he graduated with a degree in Aviation Management in 1985. Louis married the love of his life, Lorraine ...

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Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes 1938-2015

Richard A. "Dick" Hughes passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital, on November 10, 2015. He was 77 years of age. Richard was born in Brookline on April 15, 1938 to the late James & Catherine (Finn) Hughes. He was raised in Brookline, graduated from Brookline High School, Class of 1956 where he was the captain of the hockey & baseball teams and was a member of the golf team. While living in Brookline as a young man, Richard caddied at The...

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Geza J. Jako

Geza J. Jako 1930-2015

Professor Dr. Geza J. Jako from Melrose, Massachusetts was a world famous surgeon, physician scientist, professor, inventor, educator, presidential appointee, loving husband, devoted father, cherished grandfather, and visionary. He was the inventor of soft tissue microsurgery, laser surgery, modern techniques of minimally invasive surgery, and a White House Advisor for Cancer to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He passed away...

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Lois A. (Moore) Drew

Lois A. (Moore) Drew 1928-2015

Lois A. (Moore) Drew passed away at the Dobson Home/ Hospice of the Valley in Chandler, Arizona on November 2, 2015. Lois was born in Waltham to the late Gordon & Bernice (Lee) Moore, raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High school, Class of 1945. She lived in Malden for a few years, Melrose for 40 Years, 15 years in Salem, NH and in Chandler Arizona the past 7 years. Mrs. Drew worked as a cashier supervisor at Cerretani's Market in...

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William R. "Bill" Martin

William R. "Bill" Martin 1946-2015

William R. "Bill" Martin passed away at Lahey Hospital in Burlington on October 26, 2015. He was 69 years of age. Bill was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1964. Mr. Martin was a longtime resident of Melrose and has lived in Wakefield the past 32 years. He later decided to continue his education and graduated from Springfield College in 1989. Bill followed in his father's footsteps by joining the police...

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Antonio Constantino

Antonio Constantino 1925-2015

Antonio Constantino passed away at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst in Melrose on November 2, 2015. He was 90 years of age. Antonio was born in Belmont on January 10, 1925 to the late Dominic & Maria (Parisi) Constantino. He was raised in Belmont, graduated from Belmont High School, Class of 1942 and then entered the service. He served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. After his discharge from the Army he worked as a technical...

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Mildred R. Pye Curran

Mildred R. Pye Curran 1916-2015

Mildred R. (Tusini) Pye Curran of Wakefield, MA passed away at home on Sunday, November 1, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 13, 1916 in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late Alphonso and Rose (Guida) Tusini. She was the loving wife of John O. Curran, and the late Wilson H. Pye. Beloved mother of Joyce Kashgegian of Malden, Louise Bryan Dugas & her husband Norman of Strafford, NH and Wilson H. Pye, Jr. & his partner Maureen...

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Frank S. Plagenza

Frank S. Plagenza 1926-2015

Frank S. Plagenza passed away at the GRECC Unit at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Bedford on October 28, 2015. He was 89 years of age. Frank was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 16, 1926 and was raised in California. Frank joined the US Army and served his country with pride during WWII. A self-employed cabinet maker, Frank owned and operated Maverick Woodworking in East Boston for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. He lived in...

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Rene Paul Deveau

Rene Paul Deveau 1935-2015

Rene Paul Deveau passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Monday, October 26, 2015. He was 80 years of age. Rene was born in Boston on April 3, 1935, was raised in Jamaica Plain & Roslindale and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School. He lived most of his life in Roslindale before moving to Melrose in 1998. Mr. Deveau worked as a grounds keeper at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge for several years and then in the shipping department of...

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Joy N. Hutchins

Joy N. Hutchins 1939-2015

Joy N. (Crowley) Hutchins, of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away on October 24, 2015 at the age of 75. Joy was born in Charlestown, MA on December 25, 1939. She was raised in Charlestown by her parents, James Connolly and Helen Crowley. Joy married William P. Hutchins and had their daughter Laura, and raised her in Melrose. Melrose became Joy's home as well, and even after she later moved to Revere, she always considered herself from...

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Dana C.  Pierce

Dana C. Pierce 1927-2015

Dana Charles Pierce, of Melrose, passed away on October 24, 2015 at the age of 88. He was born in Melrose on September 15, 1927 to Ralph and Frances (Mutty) Pierce. Dana served honorably during World War II in the Army 12th Calvary Division and was part of the occupation force in Japan at the conclusion of the war. After the war, Dana chose to continue his education. He attended Boston College and graduated with high honors. He was a gifted...

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Carol Ann Aloi

Carol Ann Aloi 1944-2015

Carol A. (Kennedy) Aloi, of Melrose, passed away on October 21, 2015 at the age of 71. Carol was born in Somerville on May 17, 1944 to Arthur and Eleanor Kennedy. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Matignon High School. During this time she met the love of her life, Gregory Aloi. The two started dating their senior year of high school and were later married at St. Catherine's Church in Somerville in 1967. After living briefly in...

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