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Mary G.(Penta) Benincasa

Mary G.(Penta) Benincasa 1909-2012

Mary G. (Penta), Benincasa, of Melrose, died at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Melrose on July 9, 2012 at the age of 102. Mary was born & raised in Boston and a graduate of Lexington High School. She worked as a waitress at the Hanover Street Bus Station in Boston for many years. Mary resided in Lexington & Reading for many years and the past 30 years in Melrose. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Benincasa. Loving mother of Edward M....

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Robert Landrigan

Robert Landrigan 1926-2012

Robert Landrigan passed away peacefully at his home in Bedford on Friday, July 6, 2012. He was 85 years of age. Robert was born in Melrose on September 1, 1926 to the late Raymond & Elizabeth (O'Leary) Landrigan. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1944, where he played on the football team, and from Boston College, Class of 1950. Mr. Landrigan served in the US Armed Forces for over 20 years. He...

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Elizabeth Louise Wood

Elizabeth Louise Wood 1924-2012

Elizabeth Louise Wood passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford, on Saturday, July 7, 2012. She was 88 years of age. Elizabeth was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts on February 25, 1924, to the late Edwin & Elizabeth (Riley) Wood. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Girls Catholic High School in Malden and was a lifelong resident of Melrose, until moving to Bedford 6 years ago. Miss Wood worked as a nurse's aide in the Wave Hospital Corps in...

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Victoria R. "Rita" (DelRossi) Knight

Victoria R. "Rita" (DelRossi) Knight 1926-2012

Victoria R. "Rita" (DelRossi) Knight passed away at the Sawtelle House in Reading surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. She was 86 years of age. Rita was born in Wakefield on April 11, 1926 to the late Antonio & Julia (Benedetto) DelRossi. She was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, lived in Melrose for over 50 years and in Florida for the past 20 years. Mrs. Knight was the founder of Knight Harrison Fuel...

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Philip A. Tedesco

Philip A. Tedesco 1917-2012

Philip A. Tedesco passed away at his home in Stoneham on Sunday July 1, 2012. He was 94 years of age. Mr. Tedesco was born in Belmont on November 22, 1917 to the late Philip & Josephine (Capraro) Tedesco. He was raised in Belmont and attended Belmont Schools. Philip worked as a welder at the General Electric Jet Engine Plant in Lynn for 40 years. After his retirement he started his own welding company and continued to work for several years...

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Paul A. Chisholm

Paul A. Chisholm 1942-2012

Paul A. Chisholm of Melrose died Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Wakefield Care & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. He was 69 years old. Born Aug. 17, 1942 in Malden, a son of the late George & Mildred (McKearney) Chisholm he was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Boston College & the University of California at Santa Barbara. Paul worked for the A.J. Lane Company and was a consultant of many area banks, a public auctioneer and...

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Mary A. (Cavanagh) Curdo

Mary A. (Cavanagh) Curdo 1919-2012

Mary A. (Cavanagh) Curdo of Melrose died peacefully at her daughter's home in Windham, New Hampshire on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. She was 92 years old. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts on December 8, 1919, a daughter of the late Bartholomew & Delia (O'Rourke) Cavanagh, Mary was raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School. Besides a brief stay in Charlestown until the second grade, she lived 70 years in Somerville. Mary spent...

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John J."Jack"  Murphy

John J."Jack" Murphy 1939-2012

John J."Jack" Murphy, of Melrose, died peacefully at home on June 27, 2012 at the age of 72. Jack was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1957. He resided in Everett for many years and Melrose since 1986. Jack worked as an Operations Manager for the MBTA before retiring in 1994 & Paul Revere Transportation at Logan Airport for 18 years. He was a member of the East Side Athletic Assoc. & the D.A.V. in...

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Mary B "Mabel"  MacEachern

Mary B "Mabel" MacEachern 1921-2012

Mary B. "Mabel" MacEachern passed away at the Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on Sunday June 24, 2012. She was 90 years of age. Mabel was born in Nova Scotia on October 21,1921 to the late Angus & Mary (MacDonald) MacEachern. She was raised in Nova Scotia, lived in Melrose for 35 years and the past 16 years in Wakefield. Mabel was a homemaker and had also worked as a nurses aid. She was a former member of St. Mary's Church...

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Albert J."Ray" Moore

Albert J."Ray" Moore 1920-2012

Albert J. "Ray" Moore, of Warwick, RI, formerly of Melrose, June 21, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Grace (Grandolfi) Moore. Loving father of Anthony J. Moore & his wife Aline of RI and John B. Moore of Methuen. Cherished grandfather of Rachel Johnson, Layla, Christopher, Karen, Jacob, Joshua, Daniel & Hannah Moore. Caring great grandfather of Ivy Johnson, Stephen & Nathanael Moore & Winter Robinson. Devoted brother of Rudolph Moore of NH,...

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Geraldine (Darrah) Marshall

Geraldine (Darrah) Marshall 1920-2012

Geraldine (Darrah) Marshall, of Melrose, died at the Wingate at Reading on June 24, 2012 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Marshall. Loving mother of Carolyn Queenan & her husband Harold of Melrose. Devoted sister of the late Betty Gizzi. Caring grandmother of David Queenan & his wife Jeannette of Waltham and Kristen Queenan of Quincy. At Geraldine's request, funeral arrangements will be private. Contributions may be...

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Rita C. McCarthy

Rita C. McCarthy 1920-2011

Rita Claire McCarthy passed away peacefully at age 91, on December 22, 2011 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was born in Cambridge, MA, to the late Anthony and Inez (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy. She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Somerville, where she lived on Clark St. for 50 years. She then lived in Melrose (on Aaron St. then in the Cochrane House) for 38 years, and in Emeritus assisted living in Tewksbury for her last...

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Jean E. (Cunio) Gaquin

Jean E. (Cunio) Gaquin -2012

Jean E. (Cunio) Gaquin of Malden and Hull died on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her daughter's home in North Reading. Born on January 19, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Leary) Cunio, sister of the late Josephine Morin, Francis, Grace Carle, Mary Olson, Ruth McMullen and Irene Barry. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Gaquin for 46 years, the loving mother of Anne Gaquin and her husband Joseph Connors, and the devoted...

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Sue Dooley

Sue Dooley 1918-2012

Suntina (D'Antilio) "Sue" Dooley of Melrose died on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 93 years old. Born on June 16, 1918 in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Ario & Mary (Torri) D'Antilio. Sue was raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. A lifelong Melrose resident, she was a homemaker and volunteer Lunch Mother at the Lincoln & Washington School in Melrose for many years. Sue...

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George F. Holt

George F. Holt 1935-2012

George F. Holt, of Sandown, NH, formerly of Melrose & Wakefield, died at his home on May 31, 2012 at the age of 76. George was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. George resided in Melrose for over 40 years and worked as a Mechanic for the Melrose Fire department for many years. George was avid pool player, playing in many pool...

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Dr. Frank A. DeChristopher

Dr. Frank A. DeChristopher 1928-2012

Frank Anthony DeChristopher was born on May 29, 1928, was raised in Chelsea, MA and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1946. He attended Boston College, where he graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1951. He joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood Texas during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1956. In 1960, Frank began working at Raytheon and went on to become Director of Human Resources at Raytheon's Bedford...

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Ida S.(Vigliaroli) Bellone

Ida S.(Vigliaroli) Bellone 1913-2012

Ida S. (Vigliaroli) Bellone, of Melrose, died at the Woodbriar of Wilmington on May 30, 2012 at 98 years of age. Ida was born in the North End, raised in East Boston and attended East Boston Schools. She worked as an Instructor for B.F.Goodrich in Watertown for over 30 years before her retirement. Ida enjoyed cooking, gardening, dancing and made the best homemade pizza in the world. She loved reading the Boston Globe every day, all types of...

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Germaine T. (Soulard) Sherman

Germaine T. (Soulard) Sherman 1923-2012

Germaine T. (Soulard) Sherman passed away at Woodbriar of Wilmington on May 28, 2012. She was 88 years of age. Germaine was born in Somersworth, NH on July 6, 1923 to the late Joseph Oscar & Anna Marie (Paquette) Soulard. She was raised in Malden and has been a resident of Melrose for over 50 years. Mrs. Sherman worked as a secretary at General Electric for 5 years, and then as a crossing guard for the Melrose Police Department for 5 years and...

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James M. "Jim"  Zorbas

James M. "Jim" Zorbas 1947-2012

James M."Jim" Zorbas of Melrose died on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his home. He was 64 years old. Born on November 30, 1947, he was one of six children of the late Arthur C. & Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas. He was a lifelong resident of Melrose, a 1965 graduate of Melrose High School and a 1970 graduate of Northeastern University. Mr. Zorbas worked at Fleet Bank for six years, Hub Floral for five years and finally as a film booker for Buena Vista...

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Cosmo L. Infurna

Cosmo L. Infurna 1955-2012

Cosmo L. Infurna of Melrose, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 56 years old. Born in Malden on July 22, 1955, he was raised in Melrose and a 1974 graduate of Melrose High School. He then attended the ITT Technical Institute of Boston. Cosmo was a Melrose resident and a member of St. Mary's Church of Melrose. Mr. Infurna worked for 19 years as a Program Manager for the Commonwealth of...

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Christine M. (Northrup) Brickley

Christine M. (Northrup) Brickley 1949-2012

Christine M. (Northup) Brickley passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on May 22, 2012. She was 62 years of age. Christine was born in Melrose on October 14, 1949, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1967. Mrs. Brickley moved to Wakefield where she resided for 20 years and has been a resident of Salem for the past 15 years. Christine was a homemaker and had previously worked at a local...

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David A. O'Malley

David A. O'Malley 1925-2012

David A. O'Malley passed away at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center in Medford on Saturday, May 19, 2012. He was 87 years of age. David was born in Malden on April 7, 1925 to the late David J. & Mary Ann (Farrell) O'Malley. He was raised in Medford, attended Medford schools and entered the US Army on February 24, 1944. Mr. O'Malley served his country proudly during WWII and after his discharge he went on to graduated from Boston Trade School. David...

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Gladys A.(Smith) Harney

Gladys A.(Smith) Harney 1919-2012

Gladys A. (Smith) Harney, of Melrose, died on May 14, 2012 at the age of 93. Gladys was born & raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge High & Latin. She resided in Cambridge for many years, Malden for 20 years and the past 20 years in Melrose. Gladys worked as a Bakery Manager for Jordan Marsh in Malden for many years and a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, sewing, cooking, baking, ceramics, crafts...

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Donna  M. (Kapchus) Guidara

Donna M. (Kapchus) Guidara 1947-2012

Donna M. (Kapchus) Guidara passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 2, 2012. She was 64 years of age. Donna was born in Boston on June 1, 1947 and was raised in East Boston. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Merrimack College and received her Master's in education from Cambridge College. Mrs. Guidara lived in Wakefield for several years before moving to Stoneham 40 years ago. Donna was an ESL teacher for the...

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Barbara A. (Clark) Waka

Barbara A. (Clark) Waka 1932-2011

Barbara A. (Clark) Waka of Melrose, 79 years old and the wife of the late R. John Waka, died on Monday, December 19, 2011 from spinal meningitis following surgery at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her only child, Naomi, was with her during this final journey. She retired in 1999 from the Kennedy School located in Somerville where she worked as a School Adjustment Counselor. While working full-time at the Kennedy School, Barbara was also a...

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