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Obituaries

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Linda M. Martone

Linda M. Martone 1959-2016

Linda M. Martone passed away at Beverly Hospital on August 29, 2016. She was only 56 years old. Linda was born in Boston, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1977 and then from Suffolk University in Boston. She worked as an administrator at New England Medical Center in Boston for 25 years. Linda then started her own electrolysis business in Melrose on Main Street called Electrology Today, which she ran for the past 6...

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Bernard J. Shea

Bernard J. Shea 1917-2016

Rev. Bernard J. Shea passed away on August 28th, 2016 in Quincy, Ma. at the age of 99. Rev. Shea was born in Halifax, N.S. on June 1, 1917 to William Shea and Helen Brown. Brother of the late Joseph, John & Evelyn Shea. Uncle of Joseph Shea of West Roxbury, Joanne White, Susan Shea, Christine Shea, Maryellen Shea all of Quincy, Ruth Cedrone of Stoughton and John Shea of N.C. He is also survived by many grandnieces, grandnephew and friends. ...

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Harold B. Griffin

Harold B. Griffin 1925-2016

Harold B. Griffin passed away at the Lifecare Center of Stoneham on August 26, 2016. He was 91 years of age. Harold was born in Chelsea on August 17, 1925 to the late Harold & Frances (Culliton) Griffin. Mr. Griffin was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School. After he graduated from high school Harold entered the service in 1943 and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked for the...

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Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown

Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown 1930-2016

Jeanne A. (Jacobsen) Brown, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on August 16, 2016 at the age of 86. Jeanne was amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born August 7, 1930 at Boston City Hospital. She grew up in Cambridge and attended St. Mary's High School, run by the Sisters of Notre Dame, where she graduated in 1947. She always enjoyed her class reunion. Times were tough then for her large Catholic family...

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Joseph A. Chicoine

Joseph A. Chicoine 1943-2016

Joseph A. Chicoine, of Melrose, died peacefully on August 13, 2016 at the age of 72. Joseph was born in Somerville, MA on September 21, 1943 to Alfred and Mildred (Crowley) Chicoine. He was raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960 and served his country honorably for four years. He worked as a self-employed plumber for many years. He loved his family very much and was happiest...

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Michael J. Gagnon

Michael J. Gagnon 1958-2016

Michael J. Gagnon, of Wakefield, died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Aug. 10, 2016 at the age of 57. Michael was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1976. He was a dedicated worker and was employed as a Carpenter for the Carpenters Union Local 33 for over 20 years. Mike was a lifelong Wakefield resident who was very social and well-liked by all. Michael...

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Norma D. (Charles) Theus

Norma D. (Charles) Theus 1938-2016

Norma D. (Charles) Theus, of Melrose & Miami, Fl, passed away peacefully on Friday August 5, 2016 at 2:45am, after battling with an intense illness. Norma leaves behind three beautiful daughters, a loving husband, four beautiful grandkids, and numerous friends. Norma was a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a simple woman, loved by many because of her pure heart. Her love for others was selfless, undying, and unconditional. She had...

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P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis

P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis 1926-2016

P. Lawrence "Larry" Ellis, of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on August 5, 2016, at the age of 90 surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia as a US citizen due to his parents, Herman and Caroline, being American citizens. As with most families in the late 20's and 30's life was difficult which shaped his personality. He attended Stoneham High School, but as most young men, answered the call to...

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Louis "Tig" Letterie

Louis "Tig" Letterie 1927-2016

Louis "Tig" Letterie died on August 3, 2016 at home. Formerly of East Boston, he lived in Melrose for over 50 years and had a second home in Osterville, MA. Born in East Boston in 1927, he was the son of James and Florence (DeLucia) Letterie. He attended East Boston HS and worked as a Production Manager at Teknor Apex for 40 years. He was a past Grand Knight of Fitton Council of East Boston and a 4th degree Knight of Bishop Chevras. He was a...

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Marie L. (LaSpina) Norton

Marie L. (LaSpina) Norton 1930-2016

Marie L. (LaSpina) Norton Of Weston, formerly of Melrose, died surrounded by her family on July 28, 2016, after a long illness. Born on December 6, 1930, in Medford, MA, to the late William and Rosalie LaSpina (Scaletta) of Malden. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School, went on to attend Mt. Auburn School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She was the beloved wife of sixty one years of David A. Norton of Weston; endearing...

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Jeanne M. (Melanson) Muise

Jeanne M. (Melanson) Muise 1935-2016

Jeanne M. (Melanson) Muise, of Melrose, died at the Wingate of Melrose on July 20, 2016 at the age of 81. Jeanne was born in East Boston and grew up in the Cliftondale section of Saugus graduating from Saugus High School in 1953. She was an avid photographer as a young woman, excelled in school and had perfect left handed penmanship. She worked in Boston for Worthmore Feeds where she met her future sister-in-law and ran a comptometer at HP...

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Diane L. (Stack) Stevens

Diane L. (Stack) Stevens 1954-2016

Diane L. (Stack) Stevens, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on July 13, 2016 at the age of 61. Diane was born in Somerville, a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Somerville and went on to Suffolk University. She resided in Melrose since 1978 and worked as a Retail Manager for over 30 years. Diane enjoyed traveling to Disney World, going on Disney cruises and spending time at Disney's private island Castaway...

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Emily Georgietta (LeBlanc) Burke

Emily Georgietta (LeBlanc) Burke 1921-2016

Emily G. (LeBlanc) Burke passed away at the Winchester Rehab and Nursing Center on July 9, 2016. She was 94 years of age. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia and came to the United States at the age of 9. Emily lived in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937. She lived in Melrose from 1952-1982, in 1982 she returned to Nova Scotia and lived in Ste. Anne duRuisseau until 2007. Mrs. Burke was a...

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Pasquale DelGreco

Pasquale DelGreco 1931-2016

Pasquale DelGreco, of Melrose, passed away on July 10, 2016 at the age of 84. He was born in Orsogna, Italy on November 10, 1931 to Nicolo and Maria (Sansiviere) DelGreco. Pasquale served in the Italian Military as a topographer. At the age of 28 he emigrated from Italy to the United States. In 1959 he married Rose Pittella and the two spent 51 years of marriage together until Roses' death. Pasquale was also a member of Orsogna Plaza in Everett....

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Donna L. (Wyeth) Gibson

Donna L. (Wyeth) Gibson 1946-2016

Donna L. (Wyeth) Gibson, of Melrose, died on July 6, 2016 at the age of 70. Donna was born in Melrose, raised in Wakefield and Malden and graduated from Malden High School. Donna resided in Melrose for 49 years. She worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in Boston and HRI in Malden before retiring to spend time with her granddaughters. She was the loving mother of James J. Gibson & his wife Tara of Wakefield, Kevin H. Gibson of...

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Michael D. "Mike"  McMahon

Michael D. "Mike" McMahon 1948-2016

Michael D. "Mike" McMahon, of Melrose, formerly of Cambridge, Retired Cambridge Police Officer, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on July 4, 2016 at the age of 68. Mike was born in Somerville, raised in Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge School. He went on to receive his master's degree from Anna Maria College in Criminal Justice. Mike resided in Cambridge until 1988 and Melrose for almost 30 years. He worked...

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Leo Christopher "Chris" Turner, Jr.

Leo Christopher "Chris" Turner, Jr. 1947-2016

Leo "Chris" Turner, Jr. a lifelong resident of Melrose died on June 25, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 69. Chris was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Turner worked for several years as an automotive mechanic in the area for many years. He is survived by his parents Leo and Margaret (Lux) Turner of Melrose and his siblings Katheen Devir, Michael Turner, Cindy Lux and Robin McDonald. Uncle...

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William T. Clark

William T. Clark 1934-2016

William T. Clark Sr. passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 4, 2016. He was 81 years of age. Bill was born in Malden, MA on November 14, 1934 to the late Charles E. & Marjorie (Kitteridge) Clark. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1953 and Massachusetts State Police Academy. Mr. Clark was appointed to the Massachusetts State Police in 1962 and was assigned to Troop "D". In 1965 he was assigned to...

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Nancy L. (Kemp) Busby

Nancy L. (Kemp) Busby 1933-2016

Nancy L. (Kemp) Busby passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 3, 2016. She was 83 years of age. Nancy was born in East Boston on May 20, 1933 to the late Walter & Edna (Adams) Kemp. She was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston Schools and moved to Melrose in 1961. Nancy was a homemaker who loved to cook, entertain, and spend time with friends and family. She was also a member of the Moose Family Center in Woburn. Mrs. Busby was...

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Vincent L. Donohue

Vincent L. Donohue 1948-2016

Vincent L. Donohue, of Medford, formerly of Melrose, passed away on June 30, 2016 at the age of 67. He was the beloved husband of Joanne M. (Pelleriti) Donohue of Medford. Loving father of Elizabeth Donohue of Arlington. Survived by his siblings Rosemary, Francis, Kathleen, Carol, Elaine, Genevieve, Christopher, Joseph, William, & Theresa. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 4-8 PM at...

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Christopher A. Johnson, Jr.

Christopher A. Johnson, Jr. 1993-2016

Christopher A. Johnson Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 24, 2016 at the age of 23. He was born in Malden, raised in Saugus and attended Saugus High School. Mr. Johnson played Pop Warner football & for Saugus High School and also played baseball starting with T-ball all the way thru the Saugus Babe Ruth League. Chris was a lifelong resident of Saugus. During his high school years he worked summers at the Town of Woburn DPW,...

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Joan C. (Anderson) Peters

Joan C. (Anderson) Peters 1938-2016

Joan C. Peters, 77 of Middleton passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 23, 2016 six years after a diagnosis of cancer. Born Joan Catherine Anderson on December 27, 1938 the third child of Mary lrene (McDougall) and Edwin Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Leo F. Peters, both longtime residents of Melrose. Joan attended parochial school in Cambridge, and was a graduate of St. Mary...

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Susan M. (Abruzzese) Andresen

Susan M. (Abruzzese) Andresen 1922-2016

Susan M. (Abruzzese) Andresen passed away at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica on June 22, 2016. She was 94 years of age. Susan was born in Boston on February 14, 1922 to the late Michele & Assunta (Scopettuolo) Abruzzese. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Mrs. Andresen was a homemaker, she lived in Melrose most of her life before moving to Salem, NH in 2005. Susan loved to cook and enjoyed taking...

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Marie Dorothy (LeBlanc) Hannabury

Marie Dorothy (LeBlanc) Hannabury 1921-2016

Marie Dorothy (LeBlanc) Hannabury passed away at The Hearth at The Gardenside Assisted Living in Branford, CT on June 20, 2016. She was 95 years of age. Mrs. Hannabury was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, came to Chelsea as a young girl, was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. She moved to Melrose in 1961 and lived here for over 50 years before moving to Branford, CT 3 years ago. Marie, like many other women, was...

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Alberta P. O'Donnell

Alberta P. O'Donnell 1919-2016

Alberta P. (Demitroff) O'Donnell, of Melrose, passed away June 19, 2016 at the age of 96. Alberta was born in Chicago, IL on August 22, 1919 to Boris & Nell (Ritchey) Demitroff. They later moved to Woburn, MA and Alberta graduated from Woburn High, Class of 1939. Alberta and her late husband George were high school sweethearts and were married on April 15, 1944. They settled down in Melrose and together raised six children. Alberta taught Sunday...

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