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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Joan Gilda Vasapolli

Joan Gilda Vasapolli 1927-2011

Josephine "Joan" Gilda (Micciche) Vasapolli of Brooksby Village Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died suddenly & peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was 84 years old. Born in East Boston on May 31, 1927, a daughter to the late Michael & Giovanna (Rizzo) Micciche, she was raised East Boston and Everett. Gilda was a 1945 graduate of Everett High School and...

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James M. Costello

James M. Costello 1955-2011

James M. "Jimmy" Costello of Malden died suddenly at his home on Thursday, December 1, 2011. He was only 56 years old. Born on August 9, 1955 in Cambridge, he was raised in Malden and a 1973 graduate of Malden High School. After high school, Jimmy worked as an auto mechanic with Tregor Engines of Malden for a few years and then went on to receive his Bachelor's of Science Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston where he...

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Robert E. "Bob" Driscoll

Robert E. "Bob" Driscoll 1926-2011

Robert E. (Bob) Driscoll, 85, a nearly lifelong resident of Melrose, died on November 28th at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Driscoll was predeceased in 1996 by his devoted wife of 42 years, Joan (Gullage) of Melrose, a former guidance counselor at Melrose High School and Latin teacher at Malden High School. The fifth in a family of ten, Bob succumbed one year after his older brother and best friend, Jim. Active in church...

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Jerold A. Cohen

Jerold A. Cohen 1949-2011

Jerold A. Cohen, of Revere, died at his home after a long illness on Nov. 28, 2011 at the age of 61. Jerold was born in Boston, raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1968. After high school, Jerold served in the Navy during Vietnam. He worked as a Postal Clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Boston for 37 years. Jerold loved to travel to Europe & Africa and enjoyed going to antique shows, good food & spending time with...

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Elizabeth F. "Betty"  (Carter) Power

Elizabeth F. "Betty" (Carter) Power 1924-2011

Elizabeth F. (Carter) "Betty" Power, of Melrose, formerly of Winter Harbor, ME, died at the Winchester Nursing Center on Nov. 24, 2011 at the age of 87. Elizabeth was born in Blue Hill, Maine and a graduate of Sedgewick High School in Sedgewick, ME where she was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. She resided in Somerville for over 30 years and Melrose since 1998. Betty worked as a Ward Secretary at the Somerville Hospital in Somerville for...

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Kay (Ferentinos) Chakalis

Kay (Ferentinos) Chakalis 1930-2011

Kay (Ferentinos) Chakalis passed away peacefully at her daughter Cathy's home in Melrose, on November 26, 2011. She was 81 years of age. Kay was born in Langada Chios, Greece, to her late parents George & Catherine (Poulis) Ferentinos and came to the United States at the age of 7. She was raised in Malden and attended Malden schools. Mrs. Chakalis has been a lifelong resident of Melrose and Saco Maine where she summered most of her life. Kay...

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Cheryl A. (Cottam) Ingersoll

Cheryl A. (Cottam) Ingersoll 1943-2011

Cheryl A. (Cottam) Ingersoll, of Saugus, age 67, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by loved ones. Cheryl was a proud grandmother of 10 (soon to be 11) grandchildren. Cheryl was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. After high school, she worked as a hairdresser. While living in Saugus, she worked as a waitress at the Hilltop & Augustine's...

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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Brennan) Bailey

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Brennan) Bailey 1917-2011

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Brennan) Bailey passed away the Epoch of Melrose, on Saturday, November 19th at the age of 94. Betty was born in Melrose on January 22, 1917 to the late Michael & Margaret (Morgan) Brennan. Elizabeth was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1935 and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Bailey worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Sullivan, Limone, Clark & Waystack in Melrose for 27 years,...

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Kenneth R. Crowell

Kenneth R. Crowell 1923-2011

Kenneth R. Crowell, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on November 15, 2011 at the age of 88. Ken was born & raised in Melrose and a lifelong resident. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose, where he & Phyllis were married many years ago. Ken was a graduate of Melrose High School and went on to be a machinist in Georgetown, Massachusetts for over 25 years. He was an avid golfer at Mt. Hood Golf Course in Melrose and he...

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Maureen A. Griffin

Maureen A. Griffin 1942-2011

Maureen A. (Doherty) Griffin of Somerville, formerly of Melrose & Everett, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. She was 68 years old. Raised in Melrose, Maureen graduated from St. Mary's High School in Melrose and continued her education at secretarial school. She then pursued her career as a legal secretary. Maureen also worked at Mals Market in Malden and as a home health aide for Mystic Valley Elder Services for many...

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Margaret E. (Reeves) (Hallinan) Callinan

Margaret E. (Reeves) (Hallinan) Callinan 1919-2011

Margaret E. (Reeves) (Hallinan) Callinan, of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center on Stoneham on Nov. 7, 2011 at the age of 92. Margaret was born & raised in Reading and a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1936. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose for over 60 years. Margaret was a fantastic cook & seamstress who also enjoyed gardening & golfing. She had a great love for animals, especially her cat "TuTu". Margaret enjoyed...

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Joan F.(Meehan) Harrington

Joan F.(Meehan) Harrington 1942-2011

Joan F. (Meehan) Harrington, of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 4, 2011 at the age of 69. Joan was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1961. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose until 1968 and the past 39 years in Wakefield. Joan was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church for many years and her family & good friends were very important to her. She was the beloved wife of...

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James E. Milano

James E. Milano 1909-2011

The Honorable James E. Milano, of Melrose, affectionately known as "Mr. Mayor", died peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose. He was 102 years of age. Born in Boston on October 17, 1909 to the late Representative Joseph A. Milano Sr. & Margaret (McDevitt) Milano, he moved to Melrose at an early age. He grew up on Slayton Road when there was still only a wagon trail to get there, before moving to Grove...

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Frank P. Spadafora

Frank P. Spadafora 1927-2011

Frank P. Spadafora passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, November 3, 2011. He was 84 years of age. Frank was born and raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and lived in Melrose for 60 years. Mr. Spadafora lived in Vermont for 10 years and in Saugus the last 15 years. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during WWII from 1943 to 1946. Frank worked in construction and masonry for several years, as a...

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Lawrence John Boyle

Lawrence John Boyle 1921-2011

Lawrence J. Boyle passed away in Florida on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He was 89 years of age. Larry was born in Dorchester on November 19, 1921 to the late Lawrence and Margaret (Kelley) Boyle. He was raised in Dorchester and South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School. Mr. Boyle was a resident of Everett for over 10 years, Melrose for 32 years and Wakefield for the past 20 years. Lawrence served his country proudly in the US Navy...

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Robert J. Bushee

Robert J. Bushee 1926-2011

Robert J. "Bob" Bushee of Wakefield died on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in his home at the age of 84 years old. Born in Melrose on November 11, 1926, he was the eighth of fifteen children to the late Charles & Emma (Boucher) Bushee. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Bushee served our country proudly as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy during WWII. After the service, he worked as a freight...

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George J. Carroll, Sr.

George J. Carroll, Sr. 1935-2011

George J. Carroll Sr. passed away suddenly, by accident, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. He was 76 years of age. George born in Chelsea, MA on February 27, 1935 to the late George B. & Christine (Cater) Carroll. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1954. George has been a resident of Melrose for the past 48 years. Mr. Carroll worked as a truck driver and then as a mechanic for Mobil Oil Company for 24 years,...

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Maureen P. (Walsh) Fiore

Maureen P. (Walsh) Fiore 1943-2011

Maureen P. (Walsh) Fiore, of Melrose, died at the Wakefield Care & Rehab Center in Wakefield on Oct. 10, 2011 at the age of 68. Maureen was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Melrose, Class of 1961. She was homemaker and a lifelong resident of Melrose. Maureen was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years and enjoyed spending time going out to eat with her family and friends. She loved to go camping...

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Leo Richard Pothier

Leo Richard Pothier 1927-2011

Leo R. Pothier, of Melrose, died at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital on Sept 23, 2011 at the age of 83. Leo was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduated of Medford Vocational High School, Class of 1946. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII from 1946 -1948. After WWII , Leo resided in Melrose for most of his life and worked as a self employed Carpenter for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus &...

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William J. O'Donnell, Sr.

William J. O'Donnell, Sr. 1932-2011

William J. "Bill" O'Donnell, Sr. passed away at the Epoch Senior Care Center in Melrose, on Monday, September 12, 2011. He was 79 years of age. Bill was born in Somerville, MA on July 30, 1932 to the late John A. & Mary T. (Kane) O'Donnell. He was predeceased by his sister Mary (Chickie) Penta & her husband Laurence (Larry) Penta of Malden. Bill was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Clements High School, Class of 1950 and had been a...

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Elizabeth Ann Rivers

Elizabeth Ann Rivers 1929-2011

Elizabeth Ann (Burns) Rivers "Bette" of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Melrose, died on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was 82 years old. Born on March 31, 1929 in Malden, a daughter to the late Thomas & Christine (Gallagher) Burns, she was raised in Malden and a 1947 graduate of Malden High School. Mrs. Rivers worked for the Jordan Marsh Company of Boston for 4 years as a Unit Control Clerk...

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The 9/11 Remembrance Tribute

The 9/11 Remembrance Tribute 2001-2011

As the 10th Anniversary of September 11th approaches, Gately Funeral Home has created a place of REMEMBRANCE on our Website for people to visit and share their reflections of this painful time in our country's history. Please use The Aftermath of Loss image below to leave messages of condolence on the Remembrance Tribute page to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives that were lost on that unforgettable day.

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Elizabeth Emmett

Elizabeth Emmett 1926-2011

Emmett, Elizabeth Agnes (Dyer) 84, died peacefully on August 13, 2011. Born in 1926 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of Edward Leo and Agnes (Kyle) Dyer. She emigrated with her family (twice) in the 1930's and grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. She learned to play the piano well, as did her brother Michael, and graduated from the Fontbonne Academy. As a young woman, Liz worked at The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper, and traveled...

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Keith R. "Dogga" Higgins

Keith R. "Dogga" Higgins 1950-2011

Keith R. "Dogga" Higgins passed away suddenly, at his home in Melrose, on September 3, 2011, at the age of 61. He was born in Framingham, on April 6, 1950, raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1969. Mr. Higgins has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Keith worked for the City of Melrose in the DPW Highway Department for 29 years retiring in 2002. He also worked for Shaw's Supermarket in Melrose for the past 8 years...

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Carole Ann Mattuchio

Carole Ann Mattuchio 1943-2011

Carole A. (DeFilippo) Mattuchio passed away at her home in Melrose, on Saturday, August 13, 2011. She was 68 years of age. Carole was born in Everett on March 30, 1943 to the late Antonio & Margaret (O'Toole) DeFilippo. She was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1961 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 41 years. Carole worked for the Department of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 20...

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