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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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Frank A. "Hank" Occhipinti

Frank A. "Hank" Occhipinti 1927-2013

"See You Tomorrow" Frank A. "Hank" Occhipinti passed away at his home in Saugus on December 9, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Boston on November 29, 1927 to the late Antonio & Maria (DeMarco) Occhipinti. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from Brighton High School Mr. Occhipinti played semi-pro football for the East Boston Tornadoes in the Boston Park Department Football League in Boston at the age of 161/2 after never...

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Pasquale J. "Pat" Giordano

Pasquale J. "Pat" Giordano 1933-2013

Pasquale J. "Pat" Giordano passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, December 2, 2013. He was 80 years of age. Pat was born in Medford on June 28, 1933 to the late Joseph & Bettina (DiGirolamo) Giordano. He was raised in Medford, graduated from St. Clement High School and attended Boston College. Mr. Giordano served his country with pride during the Korean War in the US Coast Guard. Pat moved to Melrose in 1961 and has been a longtime...

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James Cargill

James Cargill 1952-2013

James Cargill "Jim" 61, of Malden, passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2013, and is now in heaven with the Lord, where we believe he has a healthy body and is free to ride his motorcycle, paint till his hearts content, play horseshoes with Chick, and fish all he wants. Jim was born September 16, 1952 and grew up in Melrose; he attended Melrose High School where he excelled in track. He also attended and graduated Butera School of Art...

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Anne E.(O'Keefe) O'Brien

Anne E.(O'Keefe) O'Brien 1926-2013

Anne E. (O'Keefe) O'Brien, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 28, 2013 at the age of 86. Anne was born in 1926 at home, in Chelsea, to Dennis and Edith O'Keefe. During the Depression, the family moved to Everett after losing their home to fire. The oldest of nine, she was raised in Everett and attended Immaculate Conception High School. She resided in Everett until marriage in 1951 and the past 62 years in Melrose. Her Joy was her family. Her Love...

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Agnes E.(Hilenski) Kasper

Agnes E.(Hilenski) Kasper 1927-2013

Agnes E. (Hilenski) Kasper, of Melrose, died at the Daniels House Nursing Home on Nov. 25, 2013 at the age of 85. Agnes was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Girls High School in Dorchester. She resided in Dorchester for most of her life and the past 17 years in Melrose. Agnes worked for Grant's Department Store in Boston before raising her family. She was an avid reading and enjoyed bingo, polka dancing and traveling to Las...

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James J. Monahan Jr.

James J. Monahan Jr. 1944-2013

James J. Monahan Jr. passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 25, 2013. He was 69 years of age. James was born in Boston on August 11, 1944, was raised in Lynn & Peabody and graduated from Peabody High school. Mr. Monahan was a longtime resident of Peabody before moving to Revere over 15 years ago. He worked in the maintenance department for the state of Massachusetts for many years and part-time at the Marlboro Country Club....

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Janet  M. (Quagenti) Leuci

Janet M. (Quagenti) Leuci 1942-2013

Janet M. (Quagenti) Leuci, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on November 20, 2013 after a 12 year courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Leuci was the devoted wife of William, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Daughter of the late Angelo and Catherine (Fala) Quagenti; sister of the late Joseph B. Quagenti. Adored mother of William J., Christopher and Kristen, David and Tara, and Peter and Jessica. Mother-in-law of Michelle. ...

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Lauren E. Reczek-Mangini

Lauren E. Reczek-Mangini 1982-2013

Lauren E. Reczek-Mangini, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 17, 2013 at the age of 31. Lauren was born in Boston, raised in Winthrop and a graduate of Winthrop High School, where she played Soccer, Class of 2000. She went to attend Northeastern University & University of Mass. in Amherst. Lauren worked as a Special Education Teacher for the Fuse Program in Lexington. She was always trying to help others, volunteering for...

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Giuseppe V. Polce

Giuseppe V. Polce 1930-2013

Giuseppe V. Polce passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, November 14, 2013. He was 83 years of age. Giuseppe was born and raised in Italy and came to the United Stated in 1956. He lived in the North End of Boston until 1972 when he moved to Everett and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 17 years. Mr. Polce worked as a precision grinder at the Quartzite Processing Company for 35 years, retiring in 1996. Giuseppe...

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Sandra Jean (Gildea) Gilbert

Sandra Jean (Gildea) Gilbert 1961-2013

Sandra Jean (Gildea) Gilbert passed away at her home in Melrose, on Monday, November 11, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was only 52 years of age. Sandra was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 21, 1961. She was raised in Watertown, graduated from Watertown High School, Class of 1979; where she was a talented athlete and tri-captain of the field hockey, basketball and softball teams her senior year. She continued her education at...

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