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Thomas E. Ackerman

Thomas E. Ackerman 1922-2014

Thomas E. (Iron Man) Ackerman, of Melrose, died at his home on Feb. 9, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 91. Tom was born & raised in East Boston and attended Somerville High School. He served in U.S. Marines during WWII from 1940-46 and fought in the Battles of Guam and Tarawa. Tom worked as a conductor for the Boston & Maine Railroad for over 40 years before his retirement. Tom worked in the CCC camps building roads in...

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Phyllis M. (Hallahan) Crowell

Phyllis M. (Hallahan) Crowell 1926-2014

Phyllis M. Crowell passed away at the Epoch of Melrose on Sunday February 9, 2014. She was 88 years of age. She was born in Melrose to the late John & Anne (Shields) Hallahan on May 3, 1926. Phyllis was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident in Melrose. Mrs. Crowell worked for over 40 years at State Street Bank in Boston. She enjoyed summering on North River Lake in Barrington, NH for many years, loved...

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William John Ferreira

William John Ferreira 1925-2014

William John Ferreira, a longtime educator for the City of Melrose, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was 88 years old. Mr. Ferreira was born in East Boston on March 5, 1925, was raised in East Boston before moving to Medford as a child. William graduated from Medford High School and entered the US Marines at the age of 17. He served his country with pride in the US Marine during WWII as a rifle marksman...

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Mary B. Cusack

Mary B. Cusack 1927-2014

Mary Bridget Cusack, Mary B. Cusack, formerly of Melrose passed away died at the Blaire House in Tewksbury on Feb. 2, 2014 just a week shy of her 87th birthday. Mary was born on in Cloonbigney, Taughmaconnell, Ireland and was eldest daughter of the late John & Anne (Grady) Cusack and loving sister of Kathleen T. Driscoll & her late husband Robert of Melrose and the late Michael Cusack. Mary emmigrated in 1945 at the age of 18 from Ireland...

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Sharon Ann(Sullivan) Barry-McLaughlin

Sharon Ann(Sullivan) Barry-McLaughlin 1950-2014

Sharon Ann (Sullivan) Barry-McLaughlin, of Wilmington, formerly of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Jan. 31, 2014 at the age of 63. Sharon was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1968. She went on to Bunker Hill Community College and earned her nursing degree from Somerville Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1993. Sharon worked as a Registered Nurse at the...

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John G. "Jack" Easton, Jr.

John G. "Jack" Easton, Jr. 1926-2014

John G. Jr. "Jack" Easton, passed away at Hathorne Hill Genesis Healthcare in Danvers on February 3, 2014. He was age 87 years of age. Jack was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Betts) Easton. Loving father of Jennifer B. E. McNeil & her husband Kevin of Danvers and Andrea E. Kaplan & her husband Arthur of Glenmont, NY. Proud grandfather of Lindsay E. McNeil, Danielle E. Kaplan & Brett G. Kaplan. Loving brother of Arline Skemp of CA....

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Thomas F. Dillon

Thomas F. Dillon 1924-2014

Thomas F. Dillon passed away at his home in Melrose on January 25, 2014. He was 89 years of age. Mr. Dillon was born in Somerville on July 25, 1924 to the late Thomas J. & Maude (Sweeney) Dillon. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Thomas entered the service in 1943 and served his country with pride in the US Army Air Corps. He was a proud member of the teamsters local #25 working as a truck driver for many...

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Dorothy (Murphy) Buckley

Dorothy (Murphy) Buckley 1928-2014

Dorothy (Murphy) Buckley passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital, on January 24, 2014. She was 85 years of age. Dorothy was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston on October 2, 1928 to the late Charles & Alice (Petry) Murphy. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, lived in Melrose for 65 years, Sandwich for 10 years and in East Hampstead, NH since 2006. Mrs. Buckley was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and...

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Karen I. (O'Hara) Sinnott

Karen I. (O'Hara) Sinnott 1946-2014

Karen I. (O'Hara) Sinnott passed away at the Winchester Hospital, on January 24, 2014 at the age of 67. Karen was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on December 6, 1946 to the late James & Irene (Mehalic) O'Hara. Mrs. Sinnott came to Melrose as a young child, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1964 and from Salem State College. Karen worked in customer service at the Reading Cooperative Bank in Reading for over 15 years....

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Jane M. (Murphy) Bain

Jane M. (Murphy) Bain 1930-2014

Jane M. (Murphy) Bain, a lifelong resident of Melrose and dedicated member of the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital staff, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on January 20, 2014. She was 84 years of age. Jane was born in Boston to the late Patrick & Helen (Orthman) Murphy. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. Mrs. Bain also graduated...

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Philip Buccilli

Philip Buccilli 1956-2014

Philip Buccilli passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was only 58 years of age. Philip was born in Boston on January 6, 1956. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1974 and from Bunker Hill Community College. Phil lived in Melrose for many years before moving to Wakefield over 20 years ago. Mr. Buccilli worked as a service technician for Xerox for over 30 years. He...

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Helen R.(Toth) Pelrine

Helen R.(Toth) Pelrine 1931-2014

Helen R. (Toth) Pelrine, of Melrose, died at the Winchester Hospital on Jan. 13, 2014 at the age of 82. Helen was born in Melrose, raised in Everett, a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1949 and went on to Burdett Business School in Boston. Helen resided in Melrose and was a member & Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Church for many years. She was a member of the St. Mary's Ladies Sodality and a Past President of the Melrose Mothers of...

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Joseph D. Capuano

Joseph D. Capuano 1930-2014

Joseph D. Capuano passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 8, 2014. He was 83 years of age. Joe was born in Melrose on September 4, 1930 to the late Lorato & Josephine (Cardillo) Capuano. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1948 and has been a lifelong resident. Joe entered the US National Guard in 1953 and served his country with pride during the Korean War. Mr. Capuano owned and operated Capuano...

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Timothy C. Moynihan

Timothy C. Moynihan 1944-2014

Timothy C. Moynihan passed away at his home in Melrose, on January 5, 2014. He was 69 years of age. Tim was born in Rossacrue Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland on December 9, 1944 to late Patrick & Catherine (Kelliher) Moynihan. He was raised in Ireland and came to the United States at the age of 18. Tim lived in North Cambridge and Somerville for many years before settling in Melrose in 1971. Mr. Moynihan worked at TAC (The Architectural...

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Marylin "Maggie" (McGrath) Thirkell

Marylin "Maggie" (McGrath) Thirkell 1938-2014

Marylin (Maggie) Thirkell formerly of Newburyport and Melrose, MA died peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2014 after a two-year battle with ALS. She was 75 years of age. Marylin was born on March 17, 1938 in NYC, daughter of the late William & Mary McGrath of Marblehead, MA and Key Biscayne, FL. She then grew up in Melrose, MA were she was a 1956 graduate of Melrose High School, and later attended Southern Seminary in VA, followed by...

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Richard M. Mara

Richard M. Mara 1934-2013

Richard M. Mara, of Indian Trail, NC, formerly of Melrose, died at the Thomasville Hospital in Thomasville, NC on Dec. 29, 2013 at the age of 79. Richard was born in Boston and a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War and resided in Melrose for 30 years, Tewksbury for 30 years, Maine for 17 years and the past several years in NC. Richard worked as an Electrical...

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Audrey E.(Sullivan) Baier

Audrey E.(Sullivan) Baier 1924-2014

Audrey E. (Sullivan) Baier, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Jan. 1, 2014 at the age of 89. Audrey was born in Medford, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1943. She was a lifelong Melrose resident, a homemaker and her children always came first. Audrey enjoyed traveling and was very devoted to her grandchildren & great grandchildren. Her family & many friends were the most important...

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Herbert F. Upton, Jr.

Herbert F. Upton, Jr. 1954-2013

Herbert F. "Herb" Upton Jr., of Melrose, died accidently on Dec. 30, 2013 at the age of 59. Herb was born in Manchester, NH, raised in Saugus, a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1972 and went on to earn his degree from Merrimack College. He worked as a Pilot for Signature Aviation at Logan Airport and was a full time Dad. Herb coached Pop Warner football in Melrose for 11 years and never missed any of his children's activities. He was a...

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Grace R. (Scarpa) Brangiforte Hart

Grace R. (Scarpa) Brangiforte Hart 1920-2013

Grace R. (Scarpa) Brangiforte Hart passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham on December 24, 2013. She was born in Boston on June 14, 1920 to the late Domenic & Antonetta (Nappa) Scarpa, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Grace worked in the office for the family business Eagle Can, worked as a medical assistant for a local dentist for 5 years, at the Wyoming Deli for 2 1/2...

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Dorothy M. (O'Brien) Mafera

Dorothy M. (O'Brien) Mafera 1923-2013

Dorothy M. (O'Brien) Mafera passed away at Wingate of Reading on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, at the age of 90. She was born in Lynn on June 6, 1923 to the late John P. & Alice M. (Beauvais) O'Brien. Dorothy was raised in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Class of 1941. Mrs. Mafera lived in Lynn for many years, Manchester, NH for 11 years, Reading for 23 years and the past 29 years in Malden. She worked as a key punch...

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Victoria Lora DiBartolo

Victoria Lora DiBartolo 1927-2013

Victoria Lora DiBartolo passed away at her home in Wakefield on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 86 years of age. Mrs. DiBartolo was born and raised in East Boston, she lived in Lexington for 36 years before moving to Wakefield 13 years ago. Victoria was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt who cherished spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook, worked part time in the jewelry...

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Michael J. Lucey

Michael J. Lucey 1946-2013

Michael J. Lucey, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Dec. 20, 2013 at the age of 67. Michael was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1966. He worked as an Ironworker for the Local #7 for 37 years before his retirement and resided in Malden. Michael was a member of the Malden Irish American for many years, St. Mary's Church in Melrose and the Ironworkers Local ...

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John G.  Richardson

John G. Richardson 1924-2013

John G. Richardson passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 13, 2013. He was 89 years of age. John was born in Methuen, raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. Richardson worked as a sheet metal fabricator for the Churchill Corporation on Franklin St. in Melrose for over 25 years and the for the Nevlen Company in Wakefield for a few years. John was a dedicated family man who enjoyed camping....

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Stephen John Bekkenhuis

Stephen John Bekkenhuis 1958-2013

Stephen John Bekkenhuis passed away suddenly in Saugus, MA on December 11, 2013 at the age of 54, while walking his best friend and faithful dog Brody. Mr. Bekkenhuis was born in Winchester on December 26, 1958 to the late Alan & Mary (Bois) Bekkenhuis, was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1977. Stephen started his career working in the glass business for J.N. Philips Glass before becoming a member of the...

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Carol  Ann (Fennessy) Cunningham

Carol Ann (Fennessy) Cunningham 1951-2013

Carol Ann (Fennessy) Cunningham, of Malden, died at the Mass. General Hospital on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 62. Carol was born in Melrose, raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Ridge & Latin High School, Class of 1968. She resided in Malden since 1985 and worked as a Bartender at the Malden V.F.W. for many years. Carol was a past President of the Malden V.F.W. Auxiliary and loved to spend time there with her many friends. She...

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