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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Thomas Patrick Murphy

Thomas Patrick Murphy 1954-2017

Thomas P. Murphy, of Melrose, passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 62. Tom was born in Malden and raised in Melrose. He was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, and Boston State College. Tom also served his country as a member of the United States Marine Reserves. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Elks and played for the Elks Golf Team. Tom loved golfing, and was also an avid Boston sports fan. In his...

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Evelyn M. (Hardy) Gillespie

Evelyn M. (Hardy) Gillespie 1925-2017

Evelyn M. Gillespie, of Melrose, formerly of Medford, died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Feb. 13, 2017 at the age of 91. Evelyn was born in Somerville, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1943. She was a homemaker, resided in Melrose for 29 years and Kittery, ME for 21 years. Evelyn was very active with the Incarnation Church Ladies' Sodality in Melrose and organized a women's & men's grief...

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Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry

Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry 1926-2017

Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry passed away at Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Medford on January 29, 2017, she was 90 years of age. Ellen was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and graduated from Dorchester High School,. Mrs. Guiry lived in Stoneham for 6 years, Medford for 35 years, Las Vegas for 17 years and in Melrose since 2007. Ellen worked as an administrator at the Teradyne Company in Boston for 25 years and part-time at Weight Watchers in Boston...

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Joseph Michael Kelley

Joseph Michael Kelley 1919-2017

Joseph Michael Kelley passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on February 10, 2017 at the age of 98. Joe was born in Southie on January 9, 1919 to the late John & Margaret (Connolly) Kelley. As a young child he overcame polio and never let his disease define him throughout his life. He was raised in South Boston, graduated from South Boston High School and entered the US Navy. Mr. Kelley served his country with pride during WWII, was the last...

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Shay P. Kiely

Shay P. Kiely 1979-2017

Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member & umpire for the Melrose men's softball league for many years and was an avid sports fan. He was caring, loyal, very outgoing, had a great sense of humor and was "One of a Kind". Shay was the devoted & wonderful father of...

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John F. "Jack" Higgins, Sr.

John F. "Jack" Higgins, Sr. 1927-2017

John F. "Jack" Higgins Sr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was 89 years of age. Jack was born in Somerville on May 18, 1927 to the late Nathan & Frances (Gabrielle) Higgins. He was raised in Somerville, East Boston & Dorchester and joined the Merchant Marine right out of high school. Mr. Higgins went thru the US Maritime Service Training Station in Brooklyn, NY graduating in 1944. Jack served as a...

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Paul W. Donahue

Paul W. Donahue 1942-2017

Paul W. Donahue, of Falmouth, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 29, 2017 at the age of 74. Paul was born & raised in Taunton and a graduate of the Coyle Cassidy High School, Class of 1960. Paul went on to earn both his Bachelor's degree & Master's Degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 10 years in Falmouth and worked as an Engineer for General Electric in Lynn for 40 years before his...

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Janet R. (Poore) Carroll

Janet R. (Poore) Carroll 1936-2017

Janet R. (Poore) Carroll, a 53 year resident of Melrose, died peacefully on January 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Janet was born in Reading, MA on December 28, 1936 to Harvey & Rose Poore. She was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School. Janet married George J. Carroll in 1956 and shortly after moved to Melrose where they raised their sons. Janet owned Montvale Car Wash, Liberty Car Wash, and Boston St. Carwash. She also owned and...

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Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung

Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung 1935-2017

Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017 at the age of 81. Bob was born on August 25, 1935 to the late Leo & Elizabeth (Fougere) DeYoung. He was raised in Cambridge and Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School in 1953 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 54 years. Mr. DeYoung worked as a purchaser of medical instruments for the AVCO & Kontron Companies for many years. Bob loved the...

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Claire (Vallen) Martello

Claire (Vallen) Martello 1930-2017

Claire Martello passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017. She was 86 years of age. Claire was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She and her husband Fred moved to Melrose in 1961 and have been residents ever since. Mrs. Martello owned and operated Cameo Academy Beauty School for over 10 years in Malden. She also worked for her husband's company in the garment district in Boston...

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Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton 1929-2017

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton passed away at her home in Melrose on January 14, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Faye was born in Danvers on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles & Helen (Deering) Brackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from Children's Hospital School of Nursing. Faye played basketball and softball at Melrose High School. Mrs. Carleton was a lifelong resident of Melrose except for...

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Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton

Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton 1925-2017

Arlene F. (Watersl Stanton, passed away at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Center on January 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Arlene was the daughter of Frederick and Leila Waters of Bradford, Vt. She was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Stanton in which they shared 58 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of eight children, Frank Stanton of Melrose, Frederick Stanton and his wife Maureen of Pelham, NH, Priscilla Pennacchio and her...

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Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello

Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello 1926-2017

Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 10, 2017 at the age of 90. Doris was born in Wakefield on May 8, 1926 to Anthony & Mary (Lepore) Cardillo. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1944. Doris married the love of her life, Ernest Masiello, on October 16, 1949 at St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield and spent 65 wonderful years together. They settled in Melrose after they were married...

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Mary Jean "Jeanne" Furey

Mary Jean "Jeanne" Furey 1937-2017

Mary Jean "Jeanne" Marchand Furey, 79 of Melrose, died January 8, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at Penacook Nursing Home in Haverhill, MA. Mary was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Everett High School. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret Marchand of Melrose. Mary was married for 32 years to the late Lawrence Kenneth Furey. Mary was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her main goal in life...

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Kristen L. Harmon

Kristen L. Harmon 1982-2017

Kristen Harmon, age 34, lived in Melrose MA, with her daughter Haley A Harmon and grandparents George E. Harmon and Elizabeth A. (Belmont) Harmon. She was a loving mother and a cherished granddaughter. Caring daughter of Michael Keniston of Medford and the late Susan Harmon. Sister of Ashley Keniston of Vermont and Michael Keniston Jr. of Medford. Goddaughter of Linda Murphy of Lynnfield. Niece of the late Philip Harmon. Cousin of Tyler Murphy...

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Grace Agnes (Accinni) Mudrock

Grace Agnes (Accinni) Mudrock 1916-2017

Grace Agnes (nee-Accinni) Mudrock passed away on Friday, January 13th 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA. She was 100. Grace was born in Jersey City and grew up in Boonton. She lived in Montville, NJ for most of her life before moving to Massachusetts in 2014. Grace attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grammar School. She met her husband at The Van Raalte Company and became a loving and dedicated Homemaker. Grace was a devoted Boston...

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John Louie Amirault

John Louie Amirault 1931-2017

John Louie Amirault, of Peabody, previously a 30-year resident of Conomo Point, Essex and a 55-year resident of Melrose, died peacefully in the loving care of his family on January 6, 2017 at the age of 85. Louie was born in Malden on December 19, 1931 to Samuel & Helen (Vachon) Amirault. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School, and graduated in 1949 from Melrose High School where he was a member of the football team....

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Karen A. Bennett

Karen A. Bennett 1962-2017

Karen A. Bennett, of Malden, formerly of Melrose & Everett, died on Jan. 1, 2017 at the age of 54. Karen was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of the Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1980. She resided in Melrose for many years, Everett for 20 years and several years in Malden. Karen worked as a Waitress & Bartender for the Town Line and Mundo's, both in Malden for many years. She loved traveling to Daytona Beach,...

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Judith Bifano

Judith Bifano 1953-2017

Judith B. Bifano, age 63, passed away on Monday, January 9 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. due to complications from a recent Bone Marrow Transplant. She was surrounded by her three children. She was born in Winthrop, Mass. on December 5, 1953 to Robert and Pauline (Addrisi) McKearney. Judie grew up in East Boston and attended Mount Saint Joseph's High School, followed by Boston State College. She went on to raise her...

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Norma R. Hemenway

Norma R. Hemenway 1925-2016

Norma R. (Deschenes) Hemenway, of Melrose, passed away at home on Dec. 29, 2016 at the age of 91. Norma was born in Bennington, VT, raised in Arlington, VT and a graduate of Arlington, VT High School. She went on to earn her degree from LaSalle Junior College in Auburndale , MA. Norma worked as a Clerk for J.F. Hovey Department Store in Boston and also for John Hancock Insurance Company. She resided in Melrose for many years, was a member of...

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Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill

Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill 1944-2017

Jean E. (Griffin) Cargill, of Wakefield, passed away on January 4, 2017 at the age of 72. Jean was born in Melrose on October 26, 1944 to Albert & Mary (Seabury) Griffin. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1962. Jean was a proud lifelong resident of Wakefield and enjoyed running errands all around town. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Church, where she was baptized and was married to her late husband...

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Robert A. Eaves

Robert A. Eaves 1921-2016

Robert A. Eaves, of Melrose, formerly of Naples, Fl & Chelsea, died at the Brightview in Danvers on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 95. Robert was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. He resided in Chelsea for 40 years, 17 years in Naples, Fl and several years in Danvers. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. Bob worked as a Assistant Director for the Chelsea Redevelopment Authority for over 35 years before...

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Walter C. Chipman

Walter C. Chipman 1927-2016

Walter C. Chipman, of Melrose, died at the Golden Living Center-The Elmhurst in Melrose on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 89. Walter was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1945. After high school, Walter served his country as a bodyguard for General MacArthur in the U.S. Army during WWII and was on the USS Admiral H. T. Mayo transport ship that hit a typhoon in the Pacific. After returning from WWII, Walter...

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Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher

Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher 1929-2017

Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born in Somerville on April 28, 1929 to the late Edmond & Julia (Carey) Quinn. Helen was raised in Medford, graduate from Medford High School, Class of 1945, lived in Medford most of her life, over 20 years on Cape Cod and the last 4 years in Melrose. Mrs. Melcher started out working for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the State of Massachusetts and then in...

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Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman

Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman 1920-2016

Helen R. (Schwarz) Warman, of Melrose, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born in Chelsea, MA on August 6, 1920 to John & Sarah (Hubbard) Schwarz. Helen was raised in Revere, and attended Revere High School. She worked at Schrafft's in Charlestown as well as Hood Ice Cream, in addition to raising her children and caring for her family. Helen was the beloved wife of the late James Warman. Loving mother of Linda Cummings of...

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