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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw

Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw 1943-2017

Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw, of Melrose, died at the Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell on July 17, 2017 at the age of 73. Carol was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School in Malden. She resided in Melrose since 1971, worked as a Waitress for the Hilltop Restaurant for 37 years and also as a Cashier for K Mart in Saugus for 12 years. Carol was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years and loved to play bingo....

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Mark E. Riess

Mark E. Riess 1960-2017

Mark E. Riess, of Middleton, former of Wakefield, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 16, 2017 at the age of 56. Mark was born in Stoneham, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979. He resided in Melrose for 18 years and the past 17 years in Middleton. Mark worked as a Parts Manager for 128 Ford in Wakefield for many years. He was a member of the Winchester & Northeast Tennis Leagues and loved to...

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Henry A. Rappa

Henry A. Rappa 1944-2017

Henry A. Rappa Sr., a Melrose resident for 50 years, died July 16, 2017 at the age of 73. Henry was born in Revere, MA on April 10, 1944 to Henry & Marie (Vigliotti) Rappa. He was raised in Revere and attended vocational school in Everett. Henry loved cars and spent 35 years working as an auto mechanic for Broadway Motor Service. After retiring, Henry began a second career, spanning nineteen years, as a valued assistant at his son's Melrose law...

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Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin

Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin 1932-2017

Barbara A. (Driscoll) Galvin, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Barbara was born in Chelsea, MA on November 27, 1932 to William & Agnes (Lynn) Driscoll. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Barbara went on to obtain a nursing degree from Chelsea Memorial Nursing School after high school. After becoming a registered nurse, Barbara went to work at...

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William "Bill" Crowther

William "Bill" Crowther 1932-2017

William "Bill" Crowther, of Melrose, died July 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Bill was born in Stoneham, MA on July 22, 1932 to Andrew & Mary (Daly) Crowther. He was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1949. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following the war, he married his late wife Joan, and the two moved to Melrose in 1958, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Bill worked for the Mass...

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Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran

Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran 1930-2017

Marilyn D. (McCann) Curran, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 11, 2017 at the age of 87. Marilyn was born in Melrose on June 14, 1930 to Norman & Mary (McCarthy) McCann. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948, and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Mt Ida College in 1950. Marilyn married Peter Curran and they raised their five children in Melrose. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Melrose...

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Cara A. (Linehan) Buckwell

Cara A. (Linehan) Buckwell 1983-2017

Cara (Linehan) Buckwell, a premiere Division I swimmer and marathon runner, tackled every athletic endeavor with fervor and a pronounced focus on achievement. When faced with a stage-four lung cancer diagnosis in March, she applied the same will, commitment and determination to her recovery. Tough, resilient and graceful. It was an unfair match, despite her lifelong preparation. She died on July 11th. The daughter of Jim and Ann...

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Gertrude M. (Leuci) Jodrey

Gertrude M. (Leuci) Jodrey 1935-2017

Gertrude M. (Leuci) Jodrey passed away at her home in Largo Florida on July 3, 2017. She was 82 years of age. Gert was born in Chelsea on March 12,1935, she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Mrs. Jodrey lived in Melrose for over 40 years before moving to Florida 14 years ago. Gertrude worked for many years for the B&M Railroad and Amtrak as a telephone operator, bridge operator and as a clerk administrator for over 25...

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Lorraine M. (Haskell) Fitzgerald

Lorraine M. (Haskell) Fitzgerald 1919-2017

Lorraine M. (Haskell) Fitzgerald, of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on July 1, 2017 at the age of 98. Lorraine was born in Boston and raised in Allston. She resided in Milton for several years and Melrose for many years. Lorraine enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles and knitting & crocheting. She worked as a Waitress for the Red Coach Grill for many years and as a Proof Reader for American Mutual Insurance Company....

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Robert A. "Bob" Skaare, Sr.

Robert A. "Bob" Skaare, Sr. 1946-2017

Robert A. "Bob" Skaare, Sr., of Melrose, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2017 at the age of 70. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate Melrose High School, Class of 1964 and was pitcher for the Melrose high baseball team. He was the owner of Bob Skaare Trucking for many years, was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of the Melrose Fish & Game. Bob was "Good Guy", well respected, very social to everyone and always very generous...

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Elvera (DiOrio) Sasso

Elvera (DiOrio) Sasso 1919-2017

Elvera (DiOrio) Sasso, formerly of Revere, died on June 30, 2017 at the age of 98. Elvera was born & raised in Everett and attend Everett schools. She resided in Revere for many years and worked as a Sales Clerk for Filenes in Boston for over 20 years retiring at the age of 62. Elvera was very outgoing and her family was the most important part of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late Armando Sasso for over 60 years. Loving mother of...

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Beatrice (Bennett) Dinardi

Beatrice (Bennett) Dinardi 1919-2017

Beatrice (Bennett) Dinardi, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2017 at the age of 97. Beatrice was born & raised in Melrose and a Melrose High School graduate, Class of 1937. She was very proud to be a lifelong Melrose resident and was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid gardener, a member of the Melrose Garden Club and was an amazing seamstress. Beatrice was a real lady, had a sweet soul and...

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Ann S.  Janzen

Ann S. Janzen 1916-2017

Ann Schwarz Janzen of Peabody, Massachusetts passed away on July 5th, 2017 at the age of 101. Known for her love of her late husband Arnold and family, compassion and caring for others, love of music, the outdoors, gardening, exercise and cooking, her gracious smile will be missed by all. Ann was born May 18th, 1916 in New York, New York to Nicholas and Antonia Schwarz, who were Hungarian immigrants. She resided on Manhattan's East Side and...

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Joseph A. Meehan

Joseph A. Meehan -2017

Joseph A. Meehan age 46 of Melrose died on July 2, 2017 from a long and tragic battle with addiction. Joe is survived by his beloved children Jessica and Joseph and his ex wife Kelly (Robbins) Meehan of Haverhill. He was the son of the late Marie (Boire) Meehan and Robert Meehan of Melrose. Cherished little brother of Debra Lucey and her fiancée Glenn Rougeau of North Adams, Robert and Ellen Meehan of Wakefield and Stephen Meehan of Worcester....

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Pauline M. (Johnson) Mountain

Pauline M. (Johnson) Mountain 1929-2017

Pauline (Johnson) Mountain, 88, of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully in her sleep on June 24, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was the wife of Thomas "Mickey" Mountain who died last year. Pauline, the daughter of Lloyd and Annie (Burke) Johnson, was the first baby born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass. Her birth came as a joyful surprise to her middle aged parents, who had her portrait taken each...

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James Daniel Browne

James Daniel Browne 1922-2017

James Daniel Browne Age 95, of Melrose, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. Devoted son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret T. (Buckley) Browne. Beloved husband of Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne. Cherished father of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of Middleton, James Browne and his late wife Marcia of...

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Jane  Marie Forrest

Jane Marie Forrest 1938-2017

Jane Marie Forrest passed away at her home in Saugus on June 17, 2017. She was 78 years of age. Jane was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Francis & Rose (Timmins) Forrest. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1956. In 1971 she and a friend drove across the United States traveling on the northern route first, down the Pacific coast and took the Southern route home. Jane went back to...

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Agnes (Gilmartin) Hatfield

Agnes (Gilmartin) Hatfield 1929-2017

Agnes (Gilmartin) Hatfield, of Saugus, died at the Chestnut Woods Rehab & Nursing Center in Saugus on June 1, 2017 at the age of 87. Agnes was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose schools. She resided in Saugus for most of her life, was a member of St. Margaret's Church for 50 years and worked at the rectory for 10 years. Agnes worked as a Bookkeeper for Malden Trust Bank in Malden and also Eastern Bank in Malden & Lynn for over 12...

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William  D. "Bill" Poirier

William D. "Bill" Poirier 1952-2017

William D. Poirier, "Bill", was born in Everett, MA to the late William and Muriel Poirier. Bill loved to talk, and he loved to listen to the stories of the people around him. He was a skilled machinist at General Electric for many years, first in Everett then in Lynn, where he worked on building jet engines. Bill was many things. He was the beloved "Chef Bill" at the Lincoln Elementary School, the one and only "lunch dude" at Saint Mary's...

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Rose A. (Bramante) Pagliarulo

Rose A. (Bramante) Pagliarulo 1931-2017

Rose A. (Bramante) Pagliarulo, 85, of Melrose died peacefully at Oosterman's Rest Home on May 29, 2017. Rose was born August 12, 1931 to the late Frank & Maria Bramante, she was raised in the West End of Boston and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School. She was employed at John Hancock where she worked for over a decade before starting her family. Rose was a homemaker who loved to sing and cook (sometimes at the same time). In her...

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Francis J. "Frank" Dedulonus

Francis J. "Frank" Dedulonus 1944-2017

Francis James "Frank" Dedulonus passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 27, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Boston on April 3, 1944 to the late Francis & Philomena (Torelli) Dedulonus. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from Boys Latin High School. Frank lived briefly in Saugus, Melrose for 30 years and recently moved to Salem, New Hampshire. Mr. Dedulonus worked in construction for several years, was a route...

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Roland C. Medeiros

Roland C. Medeiros 1926-2017

Roland C. Medeiros died peacefully surrounded by his family at Winchester Hospital on May 24, 2017. He passed away 2 days short of his 91st birthday. Mr. Medeiros was born in Cambridge on May 26, 1926 to the late Francisco & Deolinda (Carvalho) Medeiros. He was raised in Cambridge and Somerville and graduated from Ringe Tech in Cambridge. He graduated top of his class from Fisher Business School in Boston and later attended classes at Salem...

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Mary Rita (McDonough)  Young

Mary Rita (McDonough) Young 1926-2017

Mary Rita (McDonough) Young passed away in Melrose on May 24, 2017 at the age of 91. Mary was born in Portland, Maine on February 23, 1926 to the late James & Nora (Lee) McDonough. She was raised in Portland, Maine, graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942 where she was the Valedictorian. Prior to marriage Mary worked for the Maritime Commission in South Portland during WWII. She was a founding member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life and...

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Catherine Frances (McNamara) O'Neill

Catherine Frances (McNamara) O'Neill -2017

Catherine Frances (McNamara) O'Neill, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 24, 2017 at the age of 81. Catherine was born in Cambridge on March 31, 1936 to John & Catherine (Lyons) McNamara. She was raised in Cambridge & Somerville, and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Catherine married the late Edward J. O'Neill in 1958 at St. Anne's Church in Somerville. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and were devoted to raising...

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William J. "Bill" Bidgood

William J. "Bill" Bidgood 1929-2017

William J. "Bill" Bidgood, of Melrose, died at his home on May 20, 2017 at the age of 87. Bill was born in 1929 in Springfield, VT, raised in Cavendish (Proctorsville Village), VT. Bill graduated from Rutland High School class of 1947 & Norwich University class of 1951. Upon graduation from Norwich, Bill was sent to the Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, VA to study with the Army Corps of Engineers. Bill served proudly in the U.S. Army during the...

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