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Stephen Varney

Stephen Varney 1965-2015

Stephen Varney passed away suddenly at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He was only 49 years of age. Stephen was born in Cambridge, MA on October 21, 1965 to Robert E. & Ellen A. (Laskey) Varney. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1983, attended SMU and graduated from East Coast Aero Technical School with degree in aircraft mechanics. Stephen lived in Melrose for many years before...

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Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert

Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert 1920-2015

Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert, of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died at the Winchester Hospital on March 14, 2015 at the age of 95. Helen was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1937. She was a homemaker and resided in Everett until 1967 and Melrose for the past 48 years. Helen was an active member of the Incarnation Church & Choir in Melrose for many years. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of...

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Marion J. Gianino

Marion J. Gianino 1930-2015

Marion J. Gianino (Celani) passed away in Melrose on March 16, 2015 after suffering from cancer at the age of 84. She was born on March 19, 1930, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Genovese) Celani. Her early childhood was spent in Malden. Then when she was 9 years old her family moved to Melrose where she has lived ever since. She attended the Coolidge Elementary School and graduated from Melrose High School with honors in 1948. During this...

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Mary B. (Barron) Hogan

Mary B. (Barron) Hogan 1929-2015

Mary (Barron) Hogan, of Melrose, passed away on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Mary was born in Boston on May 31, 1929. She graduated from Gate of Heaven High School and Middlesex Community College. In the late 1950s she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a decoding clerk for the Central Intelligence Agency. She returned to the Boston area where she met her husband John. They moved to Melrose and she lived there for the past 52 years....

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Margaret A. (Cassell) "Peg" Berube

Margaret A. (Cassell) "Peg" Berube 1935-2015

Margaret A. "Peg" (Cassell) Berube, of Melrose, died at home on March 15, 2015 at the age of 79. Peg was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Cheverus High School in Malden, Class of 1953. She resided in Melrose for 57 years and was lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. Peg volunteered & worked at the St. Mary's Rectory for many years and enjoyed going out to the 621 Restaurant in Malden, playing keno, scratch tickets,...

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Mary Elizabeth Dorn

Mary Elizabeth Dorn 1919-2015

Mary Elizabeth Dorn passed away at Wingate at Reading on March 10, 2015. Mary was born in Everett, raised in Salem, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Salem High School, Emmanuel College and received her Master's in Education from Harvard University. She also received the Fulbright Scholarship to Columbia University in 1958. Miss Dorn taught English & Spanish at Salem High School for 4 years, Everett High School for 36 years, Roger Ludlow...

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Katherine Felker

Katherine Felker 1939-2015

Katherine Felker, of Melrose, passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 75. Katherine was born on August 5, 1939 to Joseph and Katherine Higgins in Melrose. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose, attending St. Mary's Grammar and High School. Katherine married Donald R. Felker and the two spent 48 wonderful years together. Much of Katherine's life was dedicated to her family. Donald and Katherine raised their two children in Melrose where...

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Rose M. Romano

Rose M. Romano 1921-2015

Rose M. Romano, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 3, 2015 at the age of 93. Rose was born & raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School & Burdett Business School. She resided in Wakefield for many years and the past 19 years in Melrose. Rose began a life-long career in investment analysis and counseling, working for 20 years at May & Gannon, 29 years at John P. Chase Inc. in Boston...

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Walter R. Sheppard

Walter R. Sheppard 1932-2015

Walter R. Sheppard, of Melrose, passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 82. Walter was born to William and Bella Sheppard on August 13, 1932 in Chelsea, MA. He was raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Schools. Walter honorably served his country for twenty years in the Air Force. He started out as a cook, but he retired as a Staff Sergeant. After his service in the Air Force he worked as a mailman for twelve years. He even spent time...

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James F. O'Connell

James F. O'Connell 1950-2015

James F. O'Connell passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, February 28, 2015. He was 64 years of age. James was born in Melrose on December 3, 1950 to the late Gerald & Marion Rita (Lucey) O'Connell. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968. Mr. O'Connell worked for the New England Telephone Company right out of high school as a lineman. He entered the US Army on June 11, 1970 and...

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Alfonso G. Palladino

Alfonso G. Palladino 1918-2015

Rev. Monsignor Alfonso G. Palladino Boston Archdiocese Priest for 72 Years Rev. Monsignor Alfonso G. Palladino, 96, died peacefully on March 3, 2015, in Boston, MA at Regina Cleri Residence for retired priests. He was born on April 8, 1918 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Frank P. Palladino and Anastasia (Maglio) Palladino. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his two brothers, James T. Palladino and William V. Palladino. ...

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Frank S. Renzella

Frank S. Renzella 1927-2015

Frank S. Renzella, of Malden, died at his home surrounded by family on Feb. 25, 2015 at the age of 87. Frank was born & raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. He worked as an Upholsterer for Lounge Upholstery in Brockton for many years and Star Upholstery in Malden for over 20 years before his retirement. Frank resided in Malden his whole life and was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Malden. He enjoyed & played golf at the Hillview...

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Marie F. (Boire) Meehan

Marie F. (Boire) Meehan 1938-2015

Marie F. (Boire) Meehan, of Melrose, died at the Epoch of Melrose on Feb. 22, 2015 at the age of 76. Marie was born & raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Dorchester High School. She resided in Melrose for 30 years, Epping, NH for several years and North Adams for the past 18 months. Marie worked as a Function Waitress for the Lord Wakefield in Wakefield, Augustine's in Saugus and the Ramada in Woburn for over 20 years. She loved cats &...

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Ann J. Monahan

Ann J. Monahan 1923-2015

Ann J. (Shiel) Monahan, of Melrose, passed away on February 15, 2015 at the age of 92. Ann was born in Boston on February 4, 1923 to Michael and Mary Shiel. Growing up during the Great Depression, Ann learned the value of a dollar among the many other hard lessons that came from growing up during that era. She was raised in Dorchester and attended Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Ann...

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Edward "Ed" Doherty

Edward "Ed" Doherty 1938-2015

Edward "Ed" Doherty, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 20, 2015 at the age of 76. Ed was born & raised in Cambridge, a graduate of Rindge Technical High School, Class of 1956 and went on to attend Technical School for several years. He worked as an Electronic Technician for Datametrics in Wilmington for over 20 years, B & W Press in Georgetown for 15 years and Sales at Macy's in Saugus for 10 years. Ed loved computers,...

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Mary C. Tortora

Mary C. Tortora 1960-2015

Mary C. (Bistany) Tortora, of Melrose, passed away at Mass General Hospital on February 12, 2015 at the age of 54. Mary was born to Marjorie and the late Donald Bistany in Winchester, MA on February 21, 1960. She was raised in Woburn and attended Woburn schools. Mary furthered her education by achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. She soon married the love of her life, Michael, and they spent 34 years...

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Loretta Hutchins

Loretta Hutchins 1922-2015

Loretta (Dean) Hutchins, of Melrose, passed away on February 13, 2015 at the age of 92.Loretta was a lifelong resident of Melrose. She was born to John and Nora Dean on October 12, 1922. Loretta grew up during the Great Depression, so from a young age she knew what it meant to work hard. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis James Hutchins. They honeymooned together at Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, a mountain they later climbed with...

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James E. Glynn

James E. Glynn 1926-2015

James E. Glynn passed away at the Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, on February 7, 2015. He was 89 years of age. James was born in Everett to the late James & Anna (Mohan) Glynn, was raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. While in high school he joined the US Navy and served his country with pride during WWII. Mr. Glynn was involved in Operation Overload prior to the D-Day Invasion as well as the D-Day Invasion in Europe. After his...

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Edward J. Colosimo

Edward J. Colosimo 1927-2015

Edward J. Colosimo, of Melrose, formerly of Tewksbury & Cambridge, passed away on February 5, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Marie J. (Martell) Colosimo. Ed was born in Cambridge on June 30, 1927. His parents Antonio & Elizabeth Colosimo raised him in Cambridge where he attended Cambridge High & Latin. Edward joined the Navy in 1945, where he honorably served his country until the end of World War II. Upon returning from the war...

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William W. Curry

William W. Curry 1928-2015

William W. Curry passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on February 5, 2015. He was 86 years of age. William was born in Boston on August 23, 1928 to the late William & Grace (Noble) Curry. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1946. He served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of the DAV. Mr. Curry has been a resident of Melrose since 1965 and was a...

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Timothy John Tyson

Timothy John Tyson 1959-2015

Timothy John Tyson passed away very suddenly at his home on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the age of 55. Tim was born in California, raised in Marietta, GA, graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1977 and from Southern Poly Tech University in GA. Tim lived in Georgia most of his life before moving to Hampstead, NH 13 years ago. He had his PE in Electrical Engineering and worked as a professional engineer for Newcomb & Boyd in GA for 15 years and...

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John Bena, Jr.

John Bena, Jr. 1921-2015

John Bena Jr. passed away at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital on January 26, 2015. He was 93 years of age. John was born in Middleborough on July 14, 1921 to the late Giovanni & Elisia (Pipi) Bena. He was raised in Middleborough and graduated from Middleborough High School. John was an accomplished violinist, playing in the his own band since junior high school. After high school John joined the US Coast Guard and served his country...

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Richard Mallon, Sr.

Richard Mallon, Sr. 1932-2015

Richard T. "Dick" Mallon, Sr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 31, 2015 at the age of 82. Dick was born in the Edgeworth section of Malden on June 19, 1932 to the late Bernard & Pauline Mallon. He grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1951. He also attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Bryant & Stratton College. It was in Malden where he met and married the love of...

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Walter F. Cronin

Walter F. Cronin 1942-2015

Walter F. Cronin, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Jan. 27, 2015 at the age of 73. Walter was born & raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Cambridge. After high school, Walter served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves. He worked as a Labor Relations Manager for Verizon for over 40 years before his retirement and resided in Melrose for 43 years. Walter enjoyed history,...

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Patricia  Louise (Pinkney) Buchan

Patricia Louise (Pinkney) Buchan 1931-2015

Patricia Louise (Pinkney) Buchan passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on January 25, 2015. She was 83 years of age. Patricia was born in Melrose on February 23, 1931 to the late Gilbert & Ada (Doucette) Pinkney. She was raised in Melrose, went to St. Mary's School and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Buchan worked for 15 years at the Middlesex Fells Nursing Home in Melrose. She loved to crochet and make afghans and blankets for...

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