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James Henry Donovan

James Henry Donovan 1930-2012

James Henry Donovan passed away at the Sudbury Pines Extended Care Facility, on March 13, 2012, at the age of 81. Mr. Donovan was born in East Boston on September 10, 1930 to the late Timothy and Susan (Bradley) Donovan. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from Boston College High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. James entered the US Navy on August 15, 1953 and served his country proudly during the Korean War being...

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Janice A. (Anderson) Burne

Janice A. (Anderson) Burne 1931-2012

Janice A. (Anderson) Burne passed away surrounded by her family on March 1, 2012 at her home in Melrose. Born, raised and educated in Agawam, she was a National Honor Society student before attending and graduating from the School of Business at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and she will be remembered as the lead drum major for the U-Mass marching band. Janice was a 50 year resident of Melrose where she raised her four children. After...

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Frances M. "Millie" (Kelley) Wadland

Frances M. "Millie" (Kelley) Wadland 1925-2012

Frances M. "Millie" (Kelley) Wadland, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by her family. Born on May 14, 1925 in Revere, she was the daughter of the late John & Martha (Lavigne) Kelley Millie was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School, moved to Stoneham and then Melrose for the past 48 years. Her family was her pride and joy and she was always very involved in...

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E. Dorothy Edeman

E. Dorothy Edeman 1925-2012

E. Dorothy Edeman, of Melrose, formerly of Malden, died on March 2, 2012 at the age of 86. Dorothy was born in Malden and a graduate of Girls Catholic High School, Class of 1943. She resided in Malden for most of her life and Melrose since 1969. Dorothy was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Guild in Wakefield for many years and a former member of the Irish American Club in Malden. She enjoyed gardening, jig saw puzzles, sewing, ballroom dancing...

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Alfred J. Dinardi

Alfred J. Dinardi 1947-2012

Alfred J. Dinardi passed away suddenly at his home in NH on February 28, 2012. He was 64 years of age. Alfred was born in Malden, MA on November 12, 1947 to the late Alfred & Helen (Walsh) Dinardi. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Dinardi lived in Melrose for over 30 years, Stoneham for 30 years and most recently in Bristol, NH. He was a member of...

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Kevin C. Clifford

Kevin C. Clifford 1955-2012

Kevin C. Clifford passed away suddenly on February 26, 2012; he was 57 years of age. Kevin was born in Boston to Warren T. & Josephine (Covino) Clifford of Everett. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Pope John High School in Everett. Kevin worked for the United States Post Office as a letter carrier and then as a mail handler at the South Boston Postal Annex for the past 26 years. He was best known as "Coach" to the many kids he had on...

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Eli G. Mavros

Eli G. Mavros 1932-2012

Attorney Eli G. Mavros of Nahant died on Monday, February 27, 2012, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston at age 79. Born on November 22, 1932, in Lynn, he was one of nine children of the late Andronicus and Mary (Mankin) Mavros. Eli was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years during the Korean War, entertaining fellow service members as a pitcher on the...

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Harry James "Bob" Chakalis

Harry James "Bob" Chakalis 1928-2012

Harry James Chakalis, better known as "Bob" passed away suddenly at the Lahey Clinic North in Peabody on February 16, 2012. Born in Everett on June 1, 1928 to the late James & Moscha (Lavda) Chakalis. He served in the US Army for several years during peacetime. Mr. Chakalis worked as a manager in the food service business for over 40 years. He worked at the Hilltop Restaurant, for Seilers Catering and for the Marriott Corporation. Bob was a...

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Anna P. (Sciacca) Rando

Anna P. (Sciacca) Rando 1920-2012

Anna P. (Sciacca) Rando passed away at the Golden Living Center Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose on February 17, 2012. She was 91 years of age. Anna was born in Watertown on May 23, 1920 to the late Cristostomo & Jennie (Carra) Sciacca. She was raised in Watertown and Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School Mrs. Rando has been a resident of Melrose since 1957. Anna worked as a payroll clerk for over 50 years at New England Carbide...

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William A. Leonard

William A. Leonard 1914-2012

William A. Leonard passed away at the Beverly Hospital, on February 15, 2012 at the age of 97. William was born in Boston on September 18, 1914 to the late John & Catherine (Dowd) Leonard. Mr. Leonard was raised in Boston, Somerville & Malden, entered the US Navy in 1937 and served for 2 years being discharged in 1939. After his discharge he worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard until 1946. He graduated from Boston Trade School and then from Salem...

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Ellen J. Budnick-Gross

Ellen J. Budnick-Gross 1956-2012

Ellen J. Budnick-Gross of Melrose passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was only 55 years old. Born on March 9, 1956, in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Arline (Gilbert) Budnick; she was raised in Bradford and a 1974 graduate of Haverhill High School. She later attended the Northern Essex Community College of Haverhill and graduated with an Associate's Degree in American Sign...

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John Robert Rice

John Robert Rice 1943-2012

John Robert Rice of Melrose, died at his home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. He was only 69 years old. Born on January 23, 1943 in Malden, he was the son of the late John H. & Theresa I. (Powers) Rice. He was raised in Malden and attended Malden Public Schools. John worked as a chemical processor with Atlantic Gelatin for 10 years and then as a forklift operator with H.P. Hood for a year and finally as a chemical batch maker with Clark...

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Anthony J. "Chick" Ricciardelli

Anthony J. "Chick" Ricciardelli 1934-2012

Anthony J. "Chick" Ricciardelli, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died in Melrose on Feb. 8, 2012 at the age of 77. Tony was born & raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1952. He worked as a Manager for Ronco Machine in Middleton for almost 20 years. Chick resided in East Boston until 1969 and then Melrose for the past 43 years. Tony enjoyed working in his yard, setting up model trains around the holidays...

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Thomas E. Lawless

Thomas E. Lawless 1922-2012

Thomas E. Lawless passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Melrose on February 7, 2012. He was 89 years of age. Thomas was born in Boston, on October 4, 1922 to the late Thomas & Veronica (Leifhelm) Lawless. He was raised in Dorchester and attended the New England Aircraft School in Boston. During WWII he worked at the Air Transportation Command in Presque Isle, Maine as a mechanic, assisting with the transportation...

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Marguerite W. Donovan

Marguerite W. Donovan 1933-2012

Marguerite (Walsh) Donovan, of Melrose, formerly of Chelsea and Bass River, died in Melrose on Feb. 7, 2012 at the age of 78, surrounded by her loving family. Marguerite was born & raised in the West End of Boston and a graduate of St. Joseph's Elementary School and Notre Dame Academy in Boston, Class of 1950. She went on to earn her degree from the Boston Teachers College in Boston, Class of 1954. She taught at the Prattville Elementary...

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Diamond G. Govostes

Diamond G. Govostes 1950-2012

Diamond G. "Mr. Diamond" Govostes of Everett, formerly of Stoneham, died suddenly on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett. He was only 61 years old. Born on October 29, 1950 in Melrose, he was the son of the late George & Elaine (Constant) Govostes. He was raised in Everett and a graduate of Somerville Trade School in 1968. Diamond was a kind man with a heart of gold. He was a man with many talents and his true...

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Sarah L. Taylor

Sarah L. Taylor 1918-2012

Sarah L. (Marsden) Taylor of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, died on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Hearthstone Assisted Living Center of Woburn. She was 93 years old. Born on July 16, 1918 in Charlestown, she was the daughter of the late John F. & Mary (Walsh) Marsden. She attended Charlestown Schools and lived her younger years in Charlestown. Later, she lived in Melrose for over 30 years, was a member of the Church of the Incarnation of...

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Eleanor L. Adams

Eleanor L. Adams 1925-2012

Eleanor L (Cullinane) Adams, a resident of Wakefield Ma. And Fort Myers Fl., passed away on January 25, 2012. Eleanor was born in Concord Massachusetts on April 26, 1925 to the late Edward and Loretta (Shattuck) Cullinane. Eleanor was raised and graduated from Concord High School and Bentley College with her Bachelor degree in accounting. Eleanor worked in the accounting departments for such companies as CSE and Varian and owned and operated...

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Gertrude T. "Trudy" Carnes

Gertrude T. "Trudy" Carnes 1952-2012

Gertrude T. "Trudy" Carnes passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, on Thursday, January 26, 2012. She was 59 years of age. Trudy was born in Boston on June 11, 1952 to the late John & Gertrude (Gatt) Carnes. She was raised in Charlestown and Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Trudy lived in Melrose for 18 years and North Reading for the past 10 years. Miss Carnes worked as a deli manager for the First National Stores,...

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Peter A. MacKinnon Sr.

Peter A. MacKinnon Sr. 1946-2012

Peter A. MacKinnon Sr. passed away suddenly at Massachusetts Hospital in Boston on January 25, 2012; he was only 65 years of age. Peter was born in Troy, New York to the late Arthur & Dorothy (MacLennan) MacKinnon, was raised in Brookline and graduated from Brookline High School. He lived in Everett for several years before moving to Melrose in 1965. Mr. MacKinnon worked as an assistant clerk magistrate at the Cambridge Middlesex Court House for...

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Robert S. Trusselle

Robert S. Trusselle 1927-2012

Robert S. Trusselle, of Melrose, died at home on Jan. 22, 2012 at the age of 84. Bob was born in Chelsea, raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1945. He attended Bridgton Academy in Maine where he played hockey for 1 year before going on to earn his degree from Wentworth Institute. Mr. Trusselle served in the Army during WWII. He resided in Melrose since 1959 and enjoyed playing golf, woodworking and was a pen maker....

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Mary M. Conley

Mary M. Conley 1917-2012

Mary M. Conley, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Jan. 17, 2012 at the age of 94. Mary was born in Boston, raised in South Boston and a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1935. She resided in S. Boston till 1940, Dorchester for 29 years and Melrose since 1969. She worked as a Lab Technician for New England Nuclear in Boston for over 25 years and was a former member of the Melrose Women's Catholic Club. Mary was...

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Liboria Contardo

Liboria Contardo 1918-2012

Liboria (Cassaro) Contardo, of Wakefield, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Jan. 17, 2012 at the age of 93. Liboria was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1936. She resided in East Boston until 1954 and Wakefield for the past 57 years. Liboria was a homemaker & a talented Seamstress and worked for Adrian's Fabric in Wakefield for many years. She enjoyed spending time shopping...

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Robert T. Parow

Robert T. Parow 1930-2012

Robert T. Parow, of Malden, died at the Concord Healthcare Center on Jan. 17, 2012 at the age of 81. Bob was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1948. He went on to earn degrees from both Bentley College & Northeastern University. Bob served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 -1955. He worked as an Engineer for Polaroid, Raytheon and Sylvania for many years. Bob resided in Malden over 50 years...

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Bernard Michael O'Brien

Bernard Michael O'Brien 1958-2012

Bernard M. "Bernie" O'Brien of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston. He was only 53 years old. Born in South Boston on June 19, 1958, he was the son of Rita O'Brien & the late Bernard G. O'Brien of South Boston. He was raised in Southie and a 1977 graduate of South Boston High School. Mr. O'Brien worked as a printer with Universal Wilde Printing of Westwood for over...

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