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Paul J. "PJ" Spencer

Paul J. "PJ" Spencer 1930-2016

Paul J. "PJ" Spencer passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on Monday morning November 7, 2016. He was 86 years of age. Mr. Spencer was born in Melrose on March 20, 1930 to the late Thomas & Gertrude (Keenan) Spencer. He was raised in Saugus and Malden, and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1950. He also earned an Associate's Degree from Northeastern University. Paul served his country with pride in the United States Air Force...

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Margaret E. (Lux) "Peggy" Turner

Margaret E. (Lux) "Peggy" Turner 1923-2016

Margaret E. (Lux) Turner passed away at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on November 2, 2016, 5 days after her husband died at Aberjona Nursing Center. She was 93 years of age. Margaret was born in Winchester on January 28, 1923 to the late John A. & Alice (Manning) Lux. Peggy was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1940 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. In her younger years she worked for a local...

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Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint

Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint 1924-2016

Dorothy M. (Johnson) Flint, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on November 5, 2016 at the age of 92. Dorothy was born in Boston on January 28, 1924 to Walter and Theresa (Ring) Johnson. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She married the late Ralph Flint and settled in Medford to raise their family. Dorothy worked as an office manager for the First National Supermarket for over 15 years. Dorothy and Ralph...

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Joseph J. Orsino

Joseph J. Orsino 1931-2016

Joseph J. Orsino, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on November 4, 2016 at the age of 85. Joseph was born on April 6, 1931 to John & Camella (Bromante) Orsino in the West End of Boston. He was raised in the West End and graduated from Boston Latin High School. After high school, Joseph enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. Following the war, Joseph's family moved to Melrose, MA...

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June L. (Gerry) Gagner

June L. (Gerry) Gagner 1942-2016

June L. (Gerry) Gagner, of Melrose, died peacefully on November 2, 2016 at the age of 73. June was born on November 28, 1942 in Stamford, CT to Elbridge T. & Winifred M. (Champion) Gerry. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1960. June was a wonderful person. She was very personable and kind to everyone she met. She had a way of reaching people and was never judgmental. June had a very selfless attitude and always...

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Robert James "Bob" Quigley

Robert James "Bob" Quigley 1954-2016

Robert James "Bob" Quigley passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2016. He was only 61 years of age. Bob was born in Lynn and was raised in Stoneham. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1973 where he played football and was in the chorus. He was an active member of the Melrose YMCA Leaders Club where he met his future wife. Mr. Quigley worked as a emergency room transporter at Melrose-Wakefield...

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Leo C. Turner, Sr.

Leo C. Turner, Sr. 1919-2016

Leo C. Turner Sr. passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on October 28, 2016. He was in his 98th year. Leo was born at home in Melrose on June 22, 1919 to the late William & Mary (Curran) Turner. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938 where he excelled in sports. He played hockey, baseball, football and track and was a 14 Letterman. He continued on after high school playing hockey in the...

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Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero

Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero 1927-2016

Phyllis M. (Ancillo) Bucciero passed away at her home in Melrose on October 26, 2016 on her 89th Birthday. Phyllis was born in Winchester on October 26, 1927, was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and lived in Revere most of her life before moving to Melrose in 2010. Mrs. Bucciero worked in the personnel department for the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for over 15 years. She was a former member of Immaculate Conception...

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James C.  Hackett

James C. Hackett 1947-2016

James C. Hackett passed away at Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation Center in Saugus, on October 21, 2016. He was 69 years of age. James was born in Melrose on August 23, 1947 to the late William T & Mary L. (Gilfeather) Hackett. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, Class of 1965, from the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. While in college Jim...

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Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio

Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio 1935-2016

Antoniella (Schena) Pascuccio, of Melrose, died peacefully on October 21, 2016 surrounded by her family; she was 81 years old. Antoniella was born on February 21, 1935 in Grottaminarda, Italy to the late Gennaro and Nicolina (Petrillo) Schena. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 30, and lived in East Boston before moving to Melrose in 1973. Antoniella was a devoted wife, mother and "Nonna" who cherished her family, especially...

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Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto

Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto 1932-2016

Joseph V. "Joe" Maranto, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Oct. 20, 2016 at the age of 84. Joe was born & raised in the West End of Boston and attend Boston Schools. Joe served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War receiving a Bronze Star. After returning from Korea, He resided in Melrose for 52 years and was the Co-owner of the Cambridge Printing Company for 40 years before his retirement. Joe was a...

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Jean C. (Sweetser) Kelley

Jean C. (Sweetser) Kelley 1926-2016

Jean C. (Sweetser) Kelley passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on October 13, 2016; she was 90 years of age. Jean was born in West Medford on January 23, 1926 to the late Sidney & Mary (Chisholm) Sweetser. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School in 1944 and then from secretarial school in Malden. Mrs. Kelley lived in Malden for many years before moving to Melrose in 1975. Jean worked as a legal secretary,...

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Joseph I. Martin

Joseph I. Martin 1931-2016

Reverend Joseph I. Martin, of Boston, died peacefully on October 16th, 2016 at the age of 85. Fr. Martin was born on July 24, 1931 to Michael & Mary (Cummins) Martin. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from BC High. Fr. Martin was ordained a priest on December 16, 1956. He had attended the North American College in Rome. He became an Archdiocesan Priest and was stationed briefly at St. Mary's in Chelmsford and then in Roxbury at St....

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Ronald F. "Ronnie" Squires

Ronald F. "Ronnie" Squires 1942-2016

Ronald F. "Ronnie" Squires, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Oct. 15, 2016 at the age of 74. Ronnie was born in Boston, raised in Cambridge & Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. He resided in Melrose for 26 years and the past 15 years in Florida. Ronnie worked as a Security Guard for Textron in Everett for over 20 years before his retirement at the age of 62. He enjoyed...

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Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers

Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers 1946-2016

Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers, of Melrose, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Oct. 13, 2016 at the age of 70. Ginny was born in East Boston, raised in Belmont, a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1956 and went on to graduate of Secretarial School. Ginny worked as a Traffic Supervisor for the City of Melrose for many years, resided in Melrose for 48 years and loved to spend her time with her children &...

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Aileen A. (Davidson) Sullivan

Aileen A. (Davidson) Sullivan 1918-2016

Aileen A. (Davidson) Sullivan, died peacefully on October 14, 2016 at Wingate at Reading, a nursing care facility. She was 98 years of age. Aileen was born In Boston on July 16, 1918 to the late Charles & Mary (Fouhy) Davidson. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School and has lived most of her life in Melrose. Mrs. Sullivan was and homemaker and was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church. She worked as a...

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Pasquale V. "Pat" Lomuscio

Pasquale V. "Pat" Lomuscio 1931-2016

Pasquale V. "Pat" Lomuscio, 84, of Stoneham, formerly of Boston, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016 at his home. Mr. Lomuscio was born on November 16th, 1931 to the late Giuseppe & Donatella (DeMarco) Lomuscio. Pat served honorably in the United States Army 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. Pat was a barber for many years before having a successful career as an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Pat enjoyed the company of...

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Charles "Bob" Fuller

Charles "Bob" Fuller 1922-2016

Charles R. "Bob" Fuller, of Melrose, died surrounded by family on October 8, 2016 at the age of 94. Bob was born in Boston on April 28, 1922 to John Fuller & Mary (Goodwin) Fuller. He was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston College High School. He later earned a Masters Degree from Boston State College. At the age of 21, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and went on to serve his country honorably during WWII. He was a D-Day...

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Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood

Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood 1929-2016

Raleigh B. "Peter" Lockwood, of Malden, died at the Wingate at Melrose on Sept. 29, 2016 at the age of 86. Peter was born in Melrose, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1947. He resided in Foxboro for 27 years and Malden since 1980. After high school, Peter worked as a Supervisor for the messenger's and mailroom for American Mutual in Boston, in the Printing Dept. for the Foxboro Reporter and as a Comp Room...

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John F. Strileckis

John F. Strileckis 1965-2016

John Francis Strileckis, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2016 at the age of 51. John was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1985. He was lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Bagger for Stop & Shop in Saugus for over 20 years. John was very active in Melrose and played softball for the Special Olympics for 25 years. John was the Assistant Coach for the Purple Team in the Melrose Women's Softball...

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Rita A. DeCoste

Rita A. DeCoste 1918-2016

Rita A. (Lynch) DeCoste, of Melrose, died at the Golden Living Center The Elmhurst on Sept. 30, 2016 at the age of 98. Rita was born Chelsea, raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's High School. Before having her children, Rita worked at Scully Signal in Melrose and R.H. White department store in Boston. Rita was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose & St. Mary's Ladies Sodality for many years. She was an...

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John A. "Jack" Mercer, Sr.

John A. "Jack" Mercer, Sr. 1943-2016

John (Jack) A. Mercer Sr. 73, of Melrose died at Massachusetts General Hospital on September 29th. Jack was born in Cambridge on June 20, 1943 and was raised in Revere. He attended Immaculate Conception High School before obtaining his bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College. Jack was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He retired in 1996 after 27 years of distinguished service. He began his career in the...

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Anthony Giacalone

Anthony Giacalone 1927-2016

Anthony Giacalone, of Melrose, formerly of the North End, died on September 30 at the age of 89. Tony was born and grew up in Boston's North End and also lived in East Boston. He attended the Mt. Carmel School in East Boston and graduated from Brandeis Vocational High School in Boston in 1945. Tony was married to his wife Betty in 1950 and they lived for over half a century in their Melrose home where they raised their three...

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Edward M. Smith

Edward M. Smith 1922-2016

Edward M. Smith, of Melrose, died in Stoneham on Sept. 28, 2016 at the age of 94. Ed was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford Vocational High School. He served his country during WWII as a Navy Aviation Ordnanceman. After returning from the war, Ed worked as a Printer for the Murray Printing Company in Westford for over 40 years, working his way up to Vice President and General Manager before his retirement. He enjoyed reading and...

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Stephen H. Baldi

Stephen H. Baldi 1947-2016

Stephen H. Baldi, of Melrose, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sept. 27, 2016 at the age of 68. Stephen fought a 15 year battle with prostate cancer, but unfortunately died suddenly of a stroke. Stephen was born in Boston on October 16, 1947 and raised in Revere, attending B.C. High before getting his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University and his Master's from Bentley University. He was first a CPA for Arthur Anderson and...

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