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Patricia M. Grady

Patricia M. Grady 1960-2015

Patricia M. (Higgins) Grady, of Saugus, passed on June 28, 2015 at the age of 55. Patricia was born on June 1, 1960 to Robert and Emily Higgins. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Patricia was always an "A" student, and qualified for a full scholarship to Salem State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Nursing. Following college, Patricia married the love of her life, Mark Grady. They raised...

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Frank S. Tuscano

Frank S. Tuscano 1923-2015

Frank S. Tuscano passed away at his home in Melrose on July 1, 2015. He was 91 years of age. Frank was born in Gary, West Virginia on December 8, 1923 to the late Domenic & Mary (DiBiasi) Toscano. He was raised in Pennsylvania and came to the North End of Boston at the age of 15. Mr. Tuscano entered the service right out of high school and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Frank served on a submarine in the Pacific...

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Ruth  (Grant) Faller

Ruth (Grant) Faller 1926-2015

Ruth Grant Faller passed away peacefully on July 2 at her home in Burlington, MA. The daughter of Harry and Margaret Grant of Old Town, Maine, Ruth was the youngest of 12 children, 10 of whom grew up together, all girls! Ruth lost her father at age two. But she would say she "grew up with everything" nevertheless, under the loving watch of her mother, a talented seamstress who kept the family intact and afloat. This foundation gave Ruth the...

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Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight

Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight 1954-2015

Janet E. (Enderlein) Knight, of Melrose, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on June 26, 2015 at the age of 61. Janet was born in Waco, TX, raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ, a graduate of Holy Cross High School in NJ and attended Ohio Dominican University. She worked as a Outreach Counselor for Elliott Community Health in Danvers and enjoyed traveling to Disneyworld & Universal Studios in Florida, Bahamas and Aruba. Janet loved to spend her time...

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Carolyn M. (Johnson) Skaare

Carolyn M. (Johnson) Skaare 1947-2015

Carolyn M. (Johnson), of Melrose, died at home on June 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 67. Carolyn was born & raised in Melrose and was a lifelong Melrose resident. She was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1965. Carolyn loved children and worked as a Assistant Coordinator of Transportation for the Melrose School Dept. Parent Pupil Services for over 20 years before her retirement at the age of 55. She was a...

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Delia E. Hamblin

Delia E. Hamblin 1916-2015

Hamblin, Delia E (Root), of Melrose, formerly of Medford, MA and Brattleboro, VT, June 19, 2015. Wife of the late Robert S. Hamblin. Loving mother of Marie (Holly) Bowen and her husband Robert of Lynchburg, VA, Maureen Buzby of Melrose, Eileen Hamblin and her husband Lawrence Cannon of Melrose, Robert L. Hamblin and the late Suzanne of Hinsdale, NH, Michael Hamblin and his wife Michelle of Arlington, MA, and Ramona Hamblin and her husband...

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Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy

Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy 1931-2015

Ruth V. (Murphy) Tracy passed away at her home in Melrose on Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was 84 years of age. Mrs. Tracy was born in Cambridge on May 17, 1931 to the late Francis P. & Mary (O'Malley) Murphy. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Howe High School in Billerica. After graduation, Mrs. Tracy worked for The Adjutant General's office. She also worked at Malden Hospital, McLean Hospital and at Spaulding Rehab for many years. ...

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Mary M Collins

Mary M Collins 1926-2015

Mary M. (Gray) Collins, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Melrose, died on June 16, 2015 at the age of 89. Mary was born in Scotland on March 22, 1926 to Bernard and Margaret Gray. Mary married Robert Collins in Scotland, came to the United States as a war bride and they had three children together. She raised her family in Melrose and was a longtime Melrose resident. Mary and Robert were former members of Bellevue Golf Course in Melrose. For over...

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Helen Ziavras

Helen Ziavras 1962-2015

Helen (Sougarides) Ziavras, of Melrose, died on June 19, 2015 at the age of 52. Helen was born in Boston on December 26, 1962 to Costas Sougarides and the late Aristea (Tziallas) Sougarides. Helen graduated from West Roxbury High and attended Northeastern University. In 1987, she married Nickolas Ziavras and later moved to Melrose to raise their two children, Evan and Athena. She loved attending all of her children's games and events and was not...

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James Zafiropoulo

James Zafiropoulo 1940-2015

James Zafiropoulo, of Melrose, passed away on June 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Jim was born in Boston on March 11, 1940 to William & Christine Zafiropoulo. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1957. Following high school, Jim graduated from the Wentworth Institute. He went on to marry Arlene, the love of his life and spent 45 years by her side. Jim was a longtime employee of the Melrose Housing Authority working as...

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Mary V. (Paula) DiMino

Mary V. (Paula) DiMino 1926-2015

Mary V. (Paula) DiMino passed away at her home in Melrose on June 17, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Mary was born in Arlington, MA on August 5, 1926 to the late Placido & Mary (Ferdinand) Paula. She was raised in Cambridge, lived most of her life in Medford and Melrose for the past 7 years. Mrs. DiMino worked for the A & P Grocery stores for a few years, as a housekeeper at St. Mary's Church rectory, where she was a proud member of the...

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Thomas E. Durney

Thomas E. Durney 1956-2015

Thomas E. Durney passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 15, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was only 58 years of age. Tom was one of eleven children and was born in Melrose on November 21, 1956. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1974 and from Suffolk University with a degree in political science. Mr. Durney worked in the software industry for over 25 years as a CFO/COO and most...

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Harvey Graves

Harvey Graves 1934-2015

Harvey Graves, 80, formerly of Melrose, Billerica, and Lowell MA passed away on May 16, 2015 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Harvey was born in Melrose on August 20, 1934, to Ernest R. and Elsie (Parsons) Graves, the youngest of their 9 children. He was a resident of Maitland, FL since 2005 He is survived and sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Shirley (Tibbetts), his sons Richard and his wife Francesca of Winchendon MA; Paul and his...

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William "Bill" Taylor, Jr.

William "Bill" Taylor, Jr. 1920-2015

William Taylor was born and grew up in Fall River MA. He attended Fall River schools and left to join the army. His military career took him to the Panama Canal then to Europe where he was a forward observer in the artillery. He was part of the Normandy invasion and spent time in France and Belgium. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he earned a Bronze Star for heroic service and bravery in combat. He returned to the US and was...

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Teresa M. (Gennetti) Smith

Teresa M. (Gennetti) Smith 1930-2015

Teresa M. (Gennetti) Smith passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 9, 2015. She was 85 years of age. Teresa was born in Malden on January 14, 1930 and was one of ten children of the late Salvatore & Marianina (Radoccio) Gennetti. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 50 years. Mrs. Smith worked as a hair stylist for 20 years and owned and operated Terry's House of...

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William J. "Bill" Harris

William J. "Bill" Harris 1933-2015

William J. "Bill" Harris passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was 81 years of age. Bill was born in Melrose on November 7, 1933 to the late Kendall B. & Lula V. (Forbes) Harris. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Mr. Harris entered the US Army at the age of 17 and served his country with pride during the Korean War. He worked as a technician for...

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Jacqueline F. (Moran) Joyce

Jacqueline F. (Moran) Joyce 1929-2015

Jacqueline F. (Moran) Joyce came into this world on Memorial Day on May 30, 1929 and passed away at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington on Memorial Day on May 25, 2015. She was 85 years of age. Mrs. Joyce was born in Revere, was raised in Revere, and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea before marrying her husband Captain Robert F. Joyce Jr., US Army. She lived in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Formosa (Taiwan) with her husband Bob and...

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Virginia "Gini" Pineau

Virginia "Gini" Pineau 1925-2015

Virginia "Gini" A. (deMara) Pineau, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on May 23, 2015 at the age of 90. Gini was born on March 22, 1925 in Providence, RI to William and Mary (Flately) deMara. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Gini married Frederick "Gene" Pineau at St. Mary's Church in Melrose and spent 58 happy years together. The two raised their family in Melrose, and despite moving to Malden...

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Despin (Angelopoulos) Kotsakis

Despin (Angelopoulos) Kotsakis 1927-2015

Despin (Angelopoulos) Kotsakis, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 20, 2015 at the age of 88. Despin was born & raised in Melrose, a lifelong Melrose resident and attended Melrose schools. She worked for many years at Peter's Market in Melrose and enjoyed shopping, gardening, needlepoint, cooking, arts & crafts, gold leafing, refinishing furniture, was a collector of Dolls and loved cats. Despin was an active...

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Mary M. (Graham) Spagnolo

Mary M. (Graham) Spagnolo 1928-2015

Mary M. (Graham) Spagnolo, of Melrose, died peacefully on May 21, 2015. Mary was born in Somerville, MA on February 27, 1928 to two Irish immigrants, William and Nora (O'Sullivan) Graham. She was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School and was a member of the Old School Girls Association in Charlestown. Mary married Mario E. Spagnolo and the two settled down in Melrose in 1956. In addition to being a mother to Charlie...

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Sandra Marie DellaRusso

Sandra Marie DellaRusso 1936-2015

Sandra Marie (Jangro) DellaRusso of Melrose passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Sandee was born to Edmond and Alice (Pistey) Jangro in Stoneham, grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1953. She helped raise her brothers and sister while working as a model for the Ford Modeling Agency and for Bob Lippman Ad Agency in Boston. Sandee lived in Melrose for 36 years, was a longtime member of The Incarnation Church...

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Donato Ventresca

Donato Ventresca 1933-2015

Donato Ventresca Sr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, on May 13, 2015. He was 81 years of age. Donato was born in Italy on September 2, 1933 to the late Giovanni & Loreta (Federico) Ventresca. He was raised in Italy and came to America at the age of 19. Mr. Ventresca lived in the North End of Boston for many years before moving Melrose 45 years ago. Donato was the owner of Great Northern Construction Company in Medford which he ran for...

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Francis X. "Frank" O'Connor

Francis X. "Frank" O'Connor 1945-2015

Francis X. "Frank" O'Connor, of Malden, passed away on May 8, 2015 at the age of 70. Frank was born on March 24, 1945 to John and Ellen (Shepherd) in Somerville, MA. He was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville schools. After graduating from high school, Frank enlisted in the United States Navy. He served honorably for four years during the Vietnam War. After the war, Frank continued his education by earning an Associate's Degree from...

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Mary Margaret (Brennan) Lawlor

Mary Margaret (Brennan) Lawlor 1932-2015

Mary Margaret (Brennan) Lawlor passed away at her home in Melrose on Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was 83 years of age. Mary was born in Somerville on May 6, 1932 to the late Thomas & Kathryn (Thistle) Brennan. She was raised in Somerville, attended Somerville schools and lived in Somerville most of her life until moving to Melrose 10 years ago. Mrs. Lawlor was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to many,...

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John R. Mitchell

John R. Mitchell 1955-2015

John R. Mitchell, of Melrose, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 after a lengthy illness. John was born on May 13, 1955 in Boston, MA to William and Evelyn (White) Mitchell. He was raised in Stoneham along with his seven siblings. He attended Stoneham schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1973. Years later, John decided to continue his education at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. After graduating, John pursued a...

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