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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Anne F. (McGee) Stanton

Anne F. (McGee) Stanton 1929-2017

Anne F. (McGee) Stanton passed away on her 62nd wedding anniversary at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 18, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Anne was born in Melrose on July 14, 1929 to the late James & Mary (Farley) McGee. Mrs. Stanton was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School and then from Bridgewater State College. Prior to having children she worked as a 1st grade teacher in Malden. Anne has been a...

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Phyllis M. (Guerriero) Colarusso

Phyllis M. (Guerriero) Colarusso 1924-2017

Phyllis M. (Guerriero) Colarusso, 93, passed away peacefully at Merrimac Valley Hospice House on April 9th. Born on March 29, 1924 she was one of six children of the late Gennie and Ralph Guerriero of East Boston. After graduating from East Boston High School, Phyllis joined the U.S. Marine Corps. She was stationed at The Presidio in San Francisco. Phyllis was very proud of her service and looked back on her time as a "BAM" with much fondness....

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William  J. Connors

William J. Connors 1925-2017

William J. Connors, of Peabody, died at the Prescott House in N. Andover on April 8, 2017 at the age of 91. Bill was born in Lowell, raised in South Boston and a graduate of Boston Latin High School. After high school, Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning from WWII, he resided in S. Boston till 1951, Malden for 41 years, South Dennis for 12 years and the past in 13 years in Peabody. He worked as a...

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Mary L. (Harris) Healey

Mary L. (Harris) Healey 1930-2017

Mary L. (Harris) Healey passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was 86 years of age. Mary was born in Mt. Clements, Michigan on May 11, 1930 to the late Alfred & Nora (Phillips) Harris, was raised in Mt. Clements and graduated from Mt. Clements High School. Mrs. Healey met her husband Robert while he was in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Michigan. They married, had six children, some in Michigan & some...

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Ruth A.  Merritt

Ruth A. Merritt 1935-2017

Ruth A. (Cowhig) Merritt, of Saugus, died April 5, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born in Everett, MA on June 24, 1935 to William & Florence (Sweeney) Cowhig. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Ruth married Jay Merritt in 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere and raised their family in Saugus. Ruth was a retiree of Verizon and active in the Melrose Garden Club. In her retirement she devoted herself to her...

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John F. Hanafin

John F. Hanafin 1944-2017

John F. Hanafin, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose & Winchester, died at his home on April 5, 2017 at the age of 72. John was born & raised in Charlestown and a graduate of Melrose High School. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He resided in Melrose for many years, Winchester for several years and the past 14 years in Wakefield. John worked as a Jeweler for Descenza & Long Jeweler's and was also the owner...

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Eva P. "Ginny" Schulze

Eva P. "Ginny" Schulze 1932-2017

Eva P. "Ginny" Schulze, of Saugus, passed away on March 30, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in Marcellus Falls, NY on June 27, 1932 to John & Anna (Kawalcic) Prosonic. Ginny was raised in Marcellus Falls and graduated from the high school in 1950. Ginny went on to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, NY and graduated in 1954. After graduating from Nursing School, Ginny enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably as a...

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John Matthew Brissette

John Matthew Brissette 1961-2016

John Matthew Brissette of Lynn, formerly of Melrose, died surrounded by family & friends on March 21, 2016 after a long illness. He was 54. John was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1980. John was the beloved son of Nancy (Ryder) Brissette and the late David Brissette. He was the caring brother of Suzanne & Vince Doria, Marianne & John Parker, Julianne & Ron Porter, Stephen & Roni Brissette, Joseph Brissette, and...

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Gary W. Doak

Gary W. Doak 1946-2017

Gary Walter Doak (February 25, 1946 – March 25, 2017) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was a National Hockey League defenseman who played for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. Best known for his 14 seasons with the Bruins, over 789 NHL regular season games the stay at home defenseman amassed a plus 140 plus/minus rating. He was...

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Kenneth Michael Beardsley

Kenneth Michael Beardsley 1946-2017

Kenneth Michael Beardsley of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017 in the home he shared with his wife of 47 years at the age of 70. Throughout his distinguished life, the love he shared with Linda was a constant that guided them from high school sweethearts to doting grandparents. As a father he was without equal. He coached his sons' little league baseball, basketball, and hockey teams, taking as much pride...

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Richard A. Gallucci

Richard A. Gallucci 1943-2017

Richard A. Gallucci passed away at Sandlewood in Oxford on March 21, 2017, he was 73 years of age. He was born in Arlington on September 14, 1943 to the late Edmund & Doris (Fitzgerald) Gallucci. He was raised in Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School, Class of 1960 and entered the US Air Force and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War. Mr. Gallucci has been a Melrose resident for over 40 years. He was a mechanic at his...

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Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone

Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone 1936-2017

Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 20, 2017. She was 81 years of age. Barbara was born in Boston, was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Girls High in Boston which is the oldest girls high school in the United States. Mrs. Martone was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had worked at New England Telephone Company as a switch board operator for several years. She lived in Revere and...

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Paul R. McNamara

Paul R. McNamara 1933-2017

Paul R. McNamara, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 18, 2017 at the age of 83. Paul was raised in Roxbury and served in the United Sates Air Force for 8 years until he was honorably discharged on June 19, 1959. In the 1980s, Paul performed engineering work on the Patriot missile defense system at Raytheon. This defensive missile system was first used in the first Gulf War in 1990 to protect Israel, Saudi Arabia, and...

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Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari

Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari 1916-2017

Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari passed away at Putnam Farms Assisted Living in Danvers on March 20, 2017. He was 100 years of age. Tass was born in East Boston to the late Sebastiano & Maria (Ottani) Tassinari, he was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston High but had to leave high school due to the death of his father. Mr. Tassinari helped his mother with the four younger children and helped run the family grocery store. Around the age of 15...

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Elizabeth A. "Betty" McGrimley

Elizabeth A. "Betty" McGrimley 1925-2017

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Keville) McGrimley, of Melrose & Beverly, died at the Windham Terrace Assisted Living in Windham, NH on March 17, 2017 at the age of 91. Betty was born in Boston, raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943 and the Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1946. Betty went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Boston College School of Nursing in 1949 & her master's degree in education...

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James "Jim" Ward

James "Jim" Ward 1949-2017

James W. "Jim" Ward, of Melrose, died March 15, 2017 at the age of 67. Jim was born in Elizabeth, NJ on November 30, 1949 to Joseph R. & June E. (Wainwright) Ward. He was raised in Brookline, MA and graduated from Brookline High School in 1967. In 1974 Jim married the love of his life, Marilyn R. (Noble) Ward, at St. James Church in Salem, MA. They settled in Melrose and raised their two sons, Nicholas & Kevin. Jim worked at Hood Coatings in...

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Shirley E. (Crocker) Corcoran

Shirley E. (Crocker) Corcoran 1931-2017

Shirley E, (Crocker) Corcoran, of Melrose, died at home on March 13, 2017 at the age of 85. Shirley was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1949. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and Activities Director for the Fitch Home in Melrose for many years. Shirley and her husband enjoyed traveling to Florida, Missouri, Aruba, St. Thomas and Bermuda many times. She loved vacationing in Ossipee, Littleton & Alton...

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Andrew S McKnight

Andrew S McKnight 1971-2017

Andrew S. McKnight, of Melrose, died March 8, 2017 at the age of 46. Andrew was born in Malden on January 23, 1971. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1989. Andrew worked in several restaurants in Boston and Melrose. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. He was the father of Padraig & Colin. Beloved son of James & Veronica (O'Hara) McKnight of Melrose. Brother of Lisa Allison & her husband Scott of...

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Daniel A. Morrison, Jr.

Daniel A. Morrison, Jr. 1931-2017

Daniel A. Morrison Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 8, 2017. He was 86 years of age. Dan was born in Everett to the late Daniel & Florence (Wromsley) Morrison, he was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1949. Mr. Morrison entered the US Marines while attending Bentley College, he served his country with pride during the Korean War and after his discharge he returned to Bentley College to...

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Hugh M Sturrock

Hugh M Sturrock 1924-2017

Hugh M. Sturrock, of Melrose, age 93. Beloved husband of Mary E (Sexton) Sturrock. Devoted father of Jeanne Mahoney and her husband Richard, Hugh M Sturrock, Sheila A Sturrock and pre-deceased by Maureen E Gibbs. Loving grandfather of Caitlin Gibbs, Kristin Cataldo and her husband Joseph, and Timothy Mahoney. Great grandfather of Joseph Cataldo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Son of the late Jessie and Martin Sturrock and brother of...

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Bevely L Dorman

Bevely L Dorman 1950-2017

Bevely L. Dorman, formerly of Everett, passed away on March 1, 2017 at the age of 66. Bevely was born in Swampscott, MA on July 4, 1950 to Richard & Ruth (Hopkins) Dorman. She was raised in Beverly and Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1968. Following high school Bevely earned a degree in computer science from Suffolk University. She spent many years working for the State of Massachusetts Retirement Board. Bevely went on to open...

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Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy

Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy 1921-2017

Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on February 28, 2017. She was 95 years of age. Kathleen was born in Malden on June 29, 1921 to the late Francis & Mary (Lyons) Buckley, she was raised in Malden went to the Chevrus School in Malden and Malden High School. Kathleen has been a resident of Melrose for over 30 years. Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker who loved to do crossword puzzles, was a voracious reader,...

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Gayle A. (Schoenfeld) Durney

Gayle A. (Schoenfeld) Durney 1953-2017

Gayle A. (Schoenfeld) Durney passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 2 after a courageous battle with cancer. Gayle was born and raised in West Los Angeles, CA, and moved to New England with her family in 1988. Gayle's greatest passion in life was being a mother to her three children and grandmother "Nanny" to her grandson, Caleb. Gayle loved to travel and visit new places, and enjoyed many memorable road trips with her husband, Chris...

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Donna R. (Wedge) Murray

Donna R. (Wedge) Murray 1953-2017

Donna R. (Wedge) Murray, of Malden, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Feb. 22, 2017 at the age of 63. Donna was born & raised in Somerville and moved to Malden at the age of 12. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1972 and resided in Malden for the past 51 years. Donna worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for over 30 years before her retirement. She was a very hard worker and enjoyed...

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Carol B. (Babcock) Wallace

Carol B. (Babcock) Wallace 1943-2017

Carol B. (Babcock) Wallace died peacefully on February 19th at the age of 73. Carol was born in New Haven, CT and raised in Cheshire, CT. She was a graduate of Cheshire High School, University of Connecticut, and Boston College where she received her Master's in Social Work. She served as a Probation Officer at the Somerville Court House for 16 years and then in the Melrose Educational System, most notably as the Teen Health Center Counselor...

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