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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
John  "Jack" Lynch, Jr.

John "Jack" Lynch, Jr. -2017

John (Jack) Joseph Lynch, 82 of Tucson, previously of Melrose MA and Newington CT, died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by close family and friends. He leaves his cherished and loving wife Rose (Bernie) Bernadine Lynch, and his 6 children behind. He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Barbara Lynch, of Melrose. He also leaves behind a large and close extended family, mostly of New England. He grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose...

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Frances  Y. "Fran" Scalisi

Frances Y. "Fran" Scalisi 1937-2017

Frances Y. (McCabe) Scalisi, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Genesis Healthcare at Wakefield Center in Wakefield on Sept. 16, 2017 at the age of 80. Fran was born in Newton, raised in Arlington & Reading and a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1955. She drove cross country twice and resided in Carmel, CA for 10 years and Melrose for over 20 years. Frannie was the owner of Annie's Book Swap in Malden for 7 years, taught...

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Constantine G."Dino" Charos

Constantine G."Dino" Charos 1927-2017

Constantine G. "Dino" Charos, of Melrose, died at the Genesis at Wakefield Center on Sept. 4, 2017 at the age of 90. Dino was born & raised in Roxbury and a graduate of Roxbury schools. He served his country as a Fireman First Class during WWII, serving in the Merchant Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and on 4 different vessels in the U.S. Navy. Dino resided in Melrose since 1950 and worked as a Labor Foreman for Turner Construction in Boston for 25...

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Patricia A. "Pat" Anastasi

Patricia A. "Pat" Anastasi 1925-2017

Patricia A. (King) Anastasi, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Sept. 2, 2017 at the age of 92. Patricia was born & raised in Danvers and a graduate of Danvers High School, Class of 1942. She resided in Danvers until 1947 and Melrose since 1952. Pat was a devout catholic and member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Milano Senior Center in Melrose and spending time with...

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Emily T. (Heavey) Hanrahan

Emily T. (Heavey) Hanrahan 1926-2017

Emily T. (Heavey) Hanrahan, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 27, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in Sligo, Ireland on June 18, 1926 to Thomas & Maude (O'Neil) Heavey. She was raised in Ireland and attended college in Dublin where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Emily immigrated to the United States in 1954 where she would later meet her husband Thomas J. Hanrahan. They were married in June of 1957. Emily and Thomas moved...

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Doris M. (O'Connor) McAvoy

Doris M. (O'Connor) McAvoy 1929-2017

Doris M. (O'Connor) McAvoy, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 26th, 2017 at the age of 88. Doris was born in Chelsea, MA on May 6, 1929 to James & Mary Alice (Flynn) O'Connor. She was raised in East Boston & Winthrop, and graduated from Fitten High School. Doris went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Mt. St. Mary's College. She worked as a Lab Technician at Boston City Hospital prior to starting her own family, and after raising her...

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James Robert Staffier

James Robert Staffier 1968-2017

James Robert Staffier, 49, of East Falmouth, formerly of Medford, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on August 18, 2017. Jim enjoyed boating around the waters of Cape Cod and a fun filled day on Washburn Island with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter Dakota, the love of his life. Other interests include skiing, which he was an EISL Champion, Hockey, mainly goal tending and gardening in his backyard. Jim...

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Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley

Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley 1932-2017

Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mary was born in Melrose on February 24, 1932 to the late Joseph & Helena (O'Connell) Dolaher and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. In 1956, Mary married William J. Kelley, also of Melrose. They recently celebrated sixty-one years of marriage. Mary was a true child of God. She took great...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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