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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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Robert F. "Bob" Shea

Robert F. "Bob" Shea 1937-2015

Robert F. "Bob" Shea, of Londonderry, NH, formerly of Melrose, passed away on April 26, 2015 at the age of 78. Bob was born in Melrose on April 1, 1937 to Joseph and Margaret (O'Leary) Shea. He graduated from Malden Catholic in 1955 and went on to enlist in the United States Marine Corps where he honorably served his country from1957-1961. After serving in the Marines, Bob spent many years working as a truck driver for United Liquors, and was...

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Marie R. (Pizzella) Cremin

Marie R. (Pizzella) Cremin 1920-2015

Marie R. (Pizzella) Cremin, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her home in Melrose, MA. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Michael J. Cremin. She was a devoted mother of seven, and the cherished grandmother of twenty grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marie was born in Somerville, MA on January 8, 1920. A strong believer in the importance of education, she graduated from...

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Paul Francis Granger

Paul Francis Granger 1933-2015

Paul Francis Granger, 81, of Parkville, Maryland passed away surrounded by his loving family on April 18, 2015. Paul was born in Worcester, MA on September 28, 1933 to the late George A. and Mary B. (Faucher) Granger. He grew up in Charleton, MA and graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA in 1955. Paul was in the Glee Club at Holy Cross, and was a member of the Varsity 4 quartet. Paul was a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air...

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Marie L. O'Connell

Marie L. O'Connell 1928-2015

Marie L. O'Connell February 15, 1928-April 17, 2015 Marie L. (Lynch) O'Connell passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 87 years old. Marie raised 10 children in Melrose with her husband, Thomas F. O'Connell, who passed away in 1995. Since 2011, she had lived in Reading and Peabody. Marie was the loving mother of Daniel O'Connell and wife Donna of Reading, Susan Chandler and husband Rod of Reading, William O...

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Ernest A. Masiello

Ernest A. Masiello 1926-2015

Ernest A. Masiello passed away at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deltona, Florida on April 15, 2015. He was 88 years of age. Ernie was born in Melrose on November 30, 1926 to the late Angelo & Angelina (Bevilaqua) Masiello. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Masiello summered at Bow Lake in NH since 1959 and wintered in Deltona, Florida since 1976. Ernie entered the US Navy in 1944 and served his...

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Paul R Murphy, Jr.

Paul R Murphy, Jr. 1941-2015

Paul R. Murphy Jr., of Melrose, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2015 at the age of 73. Paul was born on September 6, 1941 in Boston, MA to Paul and Mary (Lynch) Murphy. Mary passed away tragically due to complications at birth. Paul Sr. later remarried to Kathleen (Dinatale) Murphy who was a loving adopted mother. Paul grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1959. He went on to study engineering and was recruited...

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Mary J. Delaney

Mary J. Delaney 1942-2015

Mary J. (Niska) Delaney, of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the age of 72. Mary was born on August 1, 1942 to Alfred and Florence (MacEacheron) Niska in Lynn, MA. Mary was raised in Lynn, and moved to Melrose after meeting the love of her life, George Delaney. Mary and George were married in 1968 and moved into a home on Upham St., where they raised their daughter Lia. Together, Mary and George owned and operated the Tennis Barn...

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Antonio John Ferraro

Antonio John Ferraro 1918-2015

Antonio John Ferraro passed away at the Daniel's House in Reading on Monday April 6, 2015. He was 96 years of age. Antonio was born and raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1936. He served his country with pride during WWII in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Ferraro started working at the First National Grocery Stores at the age of 17 and continued to work well into his 70's. He worked as a manager at the First National Store...

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