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Obituaries

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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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Joseph B. O'Brien

Joseph B. O'Brien 1931-2016

Joseph B. O'Brien passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Melrose on March 19, 1931 to the late Edward P. & Grace A. (Walsh) O'Brien. Joseph was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1950 and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. O'Brien attended the University of Wyoming, left school and enlisted in the US Army. He served his country with pride in the US...

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Paul Ernest Lang

Paul Ernest Lang 1942-2016

Paul Ernest Lang passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 17, 2016 at the age of 74. He spent his childhood in Blasdell, New York, graduated from Frontier Central School in Hamburg and Canisus College in Buffalo. Paul served his country in the US Air Force for 21 years, retiring at the rank of Major in 1987. While in the service he earned his Master's Degree at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio, taught and mentored...

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Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco

Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco 1957-2016

Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Andover on December 20, 2016 at the age of 59. Lisa was born in Malden on September 6, 1957., she was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, University of Massachusetts, Boston and attended Emerson College. She was the Boston Radio Legend Lisa Lipps. Miss Tedesco began her career at KISS 108 along with DJ Lady D, the real Diana Steel, as the station was...

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James Michael Finn

James Michael Finn 1923-2016

James M. Finn passed away at the Edith N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. James was born in Malden on March 16, 1923 to the late George & Annie (Sheehan) Finn. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School in 1941 and received his associated degree from North Shore College in 1976. After high school James entered the US Navy and served his country with pride during WWII. Following...

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Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw

Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw 1938-2016

Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw, of Revere, passed away on December 17, 2016 at the age of 77. Ruth was born in Malden on December 22, 1938. She was raised in Malden and attended Girls Catholic. She met the love of her life, Robert Shaw Sr., at a coffee shop in Malden Square, and in 1955 they were married in Melrose. They lived throughout the country over the years. Robert was in the military, and even after he retired they stayed on the move. Ruth...

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Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan

Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan 1960-2016

Robert J. "Bob" Sullivan, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Lawrence & Melrose, passed away on December 16, 2016 at the age of 56, after a short illness. Bob was born in Medford on June 15, 1960 to the late John A. & Dorothy A. (Randall) Sullivan. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1978. Bob was a proud member of the North Star Drum & Bugle Corp., and was an original member of the Chrome Wall Drum Line. Bob was a...

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Jeannette R Costanza

Jeannette R Costanza 1923-2016

Jeannette R. (Gallezzo) Costanza, of Melrose, died peacefully on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. She was born in Revere on November 1, 1923 to Ralph & Phyllis (Charloni) Gallezzo. Jeannette was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1941. She lived in Revere for several years after high school before moving to Malden for 13 years, and then settling in Melrose in 1958 where she remained for the rest of her life. Jeannette...

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Catherine A. (Sullivan) Mulcahy

Catherine A. (Sullivan) Mulcahy 1932-2016

Catherine A. Mulcahy, 84, passed peacefully on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. She was born in Melrose on January 28, 1932 to the late Thomas and Helen Sullivan. A life-long Melrose resident, Catherine, with her husband William, raised nine children. She is survived by her children Patricia and her husband Warren Russo of Newburyport, Joan and her husband Alan Hicks of Melrose, William, Jr. and his wife...

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Julianne L Kehoe

Julianne L Kehoe 1961-2016

Julianne L. Kehoe of Methuen, formerly of Melrose, passed away December 16, 2016 at the age of 55. Julianne was born in Medford on February 21, 1961 to John & Nellie (Ward) Kehoe. She was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. She lived a lively life and was always quick to laugh. Julianne worked as a Nurse Assistant for many years. She was the sister of Joanna Trainor of Montana, Toni Withem of Hudson, NH, Jacqueline Hatch of...

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Michael F. Burke

Michael F. Burke 1938-2016

Michael F. Burke, of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 4, 2016 at the age of 78. Michael was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1955. He resided in Medford until 1995 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Michael worked for Raytheon for over 44 years before his retirement at the age of 62 and also at Kelly's Roast Beef for over 30 years. He enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Myrtle Beach, Florida and his...

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William B. "Bill" Martin

William B. "Bill" Martin 1964-2016

William B. "Bill" Martin, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 52. Bill was born in Stoneham, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1982. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Computer Trainer for several years at Americorps & he also volunteered for the Red Cross for over 20 years. Bill was very active at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church in Melrose and was in the church...

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Paul A. Lipton

Paul A. Lipton 1934-2016

Paul Lipton passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose surrounded by his family on November 28, 2016 at the age of 82. Son of the late Louis and Helen (Kenneally) Lipton. Beloved husband of 49 years to Mary (Kavanagh) Lipton. Loving father of Siobhan Andrews and her husband, Scott of Winchester and Ciara Pitcher and her husband, Jeff of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Aidan, Seamus and Rory Andrews, and Brady, Sofia and Shane Pitcher. ...

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Christopher A. Johnson, Sr.

Christopher A. Johnson, Sr. 1970-2016

Christopher A. Johnson, Sr., died on December 1, 2016 at the age of 46. Christopher was born in Everett on November 8th 1970, was raised in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School. He was the son of Raymond & Carol Ann (Monzione) Johnson of Saugus. Father of Casandra Johnson of Saugus, Tia Johnson of Saugus, Madison Johnson of Saugus, and the late Christopher Johnson Jr. Grandfather of Aubrey White and Jayla Mistretta. Christopher will be...

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Robert E. Hunt

Robert E. Hunt 1939-2016

Robert E. Hunt passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 21, 2016 at the age of 78, 2 months after his wife Mildred died. Robert was born in Concord, MA on October 16, 1939 to the late John P. & Mary (MacDonald) Hunt. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1958, lived in Saugus for over 25 years, Wells, Maine for 10 years and the past 8 years in Stoneham. Mr. Hunt worked as a printer for Merrill Printing...

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Salvatore J. Lovasco

Salvatore J. Lovasco 1941-2016

Salvatore J. Lovasco, of Melrose, passed away November 25, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Angela A. (Todisco) Lovasco of Melrose. Loving father of Vonette Ivers & her husband Ken of Melrose, and the late Leonora Lovasco. Proud grandfather of Leonora & Victoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Incarnation Church, 429 Upham St., Melrose, on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to...

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Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson

Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson 1931-2016

Helga C. (Kronman) Sampson, formerly of Everett & Malden, died at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn on Nov. 17, 2016 at the age of 85. Helga was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1949. She resided in Everett for 79 years and Malden for 6 years. Helga worked as a Warranty Administrator for Market Forge in Everett for many years and was very proud of her Swedish heritage. She enjoyed baking and her family...

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Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro

Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro 1928-2016

Barbara J. (Hall) Dellasandro, of Stoneham, formerly of Malden passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 15, 2016. She was 88 years of age. Barbara was the loving mother of Mary E. Colarusso & her late husband James of Arlington, VA and Susan Freedman & her husband Mark of Melrose; She is also the cherished grandmother of Matthew Freedman of Melrose and beloved companion of the late Charlie Blakley, formerly of Malden. ...

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George Miller Thompson, Jr

George Miller Thompson, Jr -2016

George Miller Thompson, Jr. died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2016 at the age of 91. A member of the "Greatest Generation", it is fitting he passed on Veterans' Day. George, a member of the Army's 90th Infantry Division (the "Tough Ombres") was part of the D-Day invasion and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He helped liberate Flossenburg Concentration Camp, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the French Legion Medal of Honor...

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Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker

Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker 1934-2016

Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 11, 2016. She was 82 years of age. Helen was born in Malden on July 3, 1934. Helen was raised in Malden, attended Malden Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years. Mrs. Walker worked at Scully Signal for 18 years in Wilmington and then in the housekeeping department at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 10 years. Lun loved dogs, cats and animals...

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Theresa (Muraco) Nappa

Theresa (Muraco) Nappa 1919-2016

Theresa (Muraco) Nappa, of Melrose, died at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford on Nov. 10, 2016 at the age of 97. Theresa was born & raised in Winchester and a graduate of Winchester High School. She resided in Melrose for over 65 years and worked in Catalog Phone Sales for Sears in Saugus for many years. Theresa was an excellent cook & enjoyed candlepin bowling, ceramics and was a member of the St. Mary's Church Emblem Club in Melrose....

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Kenneth Douglass Crowell

Kenneth Douglass Crowell 1935-2016

Kenneth Douglass Crowell passed away at home in Melrose on November 6, 2016. He was 80 years of age. Ken was born in Malden on November 30, 1935 to the late Kenneth J. & Edythe (Lewis) Crowell. He was raised in Malden & Melrose, attended Riverside Military Academy in Georgia and then graduated from Melrose High School, where he was a talented athlete and named sportsman of the year during one of his sporting seasons. Mr. Crowell served his...

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Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau

Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau 1944-2016

Sharon A. (Edgar) Comeau, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly a longtime resident of Woburn & Billerica, died peacefully surrounded by her family on November 4, 2016 at the age of 71. Sharon was born in Berlin, NH on December 18, 1944 to Roland B. and Margaret (Hale) Edgar. She was raised in Gorham, NH and graduated from Gorham High School. In her younger years Sharon worked at the Mt. Washington Hotel. She later moved to Boston where she met the...

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