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Obituaries

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Edward A. Cunniffe

Edward A. Cunniffe 1959-2017

Edward A. Cunniffe, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Feb. 23, 2017 at the age of 57. To talk about Ed is to tell you that Ed was the perfect gentlemen, who always thought about others first and himself second. He was kind, considerate, smart, funny, the nicest person you could meet but truly understated. He would always have a grin on his face and a kind word for all. Ed was a family man, he loved spending time with his wife of 30 years...

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Madhu Midha

Madhu Midha 1953-2017

Madhu Midha, 63, of Winchester, MA passed away at home on February 28, 2017. Madhu was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. Shortly thereafter, she founded a Montessori school which quickly grew to a class size of 50 students. In 1978 she married Dr. Salil Midha and moved to the United States. Madhu was a founding board member of the Boston Cardiac Foundation, and...

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Joan  "Carol" (Sarni) Lava

Joan "Carol" (Sarni) Lava 1945-2017

Joan "Carol" (Sarni) Lava, age 71, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Oosterman Rest Home in Wakefield on Feb. 24, 2017. Carol was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1963. She enjoyed traveling to Florida, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, Colorado and the Grand Canyon. Carol worked as a working supervisor for the Bank of America for many years. She loved family gatherings and her family was the most...

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Francis G. "Frank" Sampson

Francis G. "Frank" Sampson 1943-2017

Francis G. "Frank" Sampson passed away at Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Medford on March 7, 1943 to the late Frank J. & Margaret (Steele) Sampson. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. Mr. Sampson worked as an engineer for the New England Telephone Company retiring with Verizon after a career of 40 years. He has been...

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Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano

Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano 1924-2017

Phyllis R. (McMahon) Camerano , of Tewksbury, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on February 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late John Camerano Sr. Devoted mother of John Camerano Jr. & his wife Denise of Reading, Judy M. Allard & her husband Mark of Tewksbury, the late Austin Rivers, & the late Kenneth Camerano. Caring grandmother of Jeremy & his wife Genevieve, Mark & his wife Corine, Nicole & her husband Andrew, Lyndsay, Daniel,...

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Harrison Chandler Clark

Harrison Chandler Clark 1927-2017

Harrison Chandler Clark, 89, of Melrose and Truro, MA, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, known as Chandler or Chan to those close to him, passed away at his Melrose home early on the morning of January 31, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Chandler was born December 16, 1927 in Cortland, New York, the youngest son of Thaddeus Ripley Clark and Marlea Wells Clark of Marathon, New York. He...

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William L. "Billy" Lombardo

William L. "Billy" Lombardo 1930-2017

William L. "Billy" Lombardo, of Saugus, died at his home on Feb. 20, 2017 at the age of 87. Billy was born & raised in East Boston, a graduate of Boston Latin High School and went on to earn his degree from Boston University. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he resided in East Boston till age 24 and the past 57 years in Saugus. Billy worked as a Manager for Travelers Insurance in...

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Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra

Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra 1924-2017

Carmen A. (Dominguez) Guerra, of Melrose, passed away on February 17, 2017 at the age of 92. Carmen was born in Cuba on August 5, 1924 to Carlos & Isabelle (Estrellas) Dominguez. She was raised in Cuba and Came to the U.S. in 1962. Carmen moved to Melrose in 1965 and was a resident ever since. She was a very charitable person, always trying to help others. Carmen was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Wakefield, and she worked as a...

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Thomas Patrick Murphy

Thomas Patrick Murphy 1954-2017

Thomas P. Murphy, of Melrose, passed away on February 18, 2017 at the age of 62. Tom was born in Malden and raised in Melrose. He was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, and Boston State College. Tom also served his country as a member of the United States Marine Reserves. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Elks and played for the Elks Golf Team. Tom loved golfing, and was also an avid Boston sports fan. In his...

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Evelyn M. (Hardy) Gillespie

Evelyn M. (Hardy) Gillespie 1925-2017

Evelyn M. Gillespie, of Melrose, formerly of Medford, died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Feb. 13, 2017 at the age of 91. Evelyn was born in Somerville, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1943. She was a homemaker, resided in Melrose for 29 years and Kittery, ME for 21 years. Evelyn was very active with the Incarnation Church Ladies' Sodality in Melrose and organized a women's & men's grief...

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Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry

Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry 1926-2017

Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry passed away at Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Medford on January 29, 2017, she was 90 years of age. Ellen was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and graduated from Dorchester High School,. Mrs. Guiry lived in Stoneham for 6 years, Medford for 35 years, Las Vegas for 17 years and in Melrose since 2007. Ellen worked as an administrator at the Teradyne Company in Boston for 25 years and part-time at Weight Watchers in Boston...

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Joseph Michael Kelley

Joseph Michael Kelley 1919-2017

Joseph Michael Kelley passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on February 10, 2017 at the age of 98. Joe was born in Southie on January 9, 1919 to the late John & Margaret (Connolly) Kelley. As a young child he overcame polio and never let his disease define him throughout his life. He was raised in South Boston, graduated from South Boston High School and entered the US Navy. Mr. Kelley served his country with pride during WWII, was the last...

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Shay P. Kiely

Shay P. Kiely 1979-2017

Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member & umpire for the Melrose men's softball league for many years and was an avid sports fan. He was caring, loyal, very outgoing, had a great sense of humor and was "One of a Kind". Shay was the devoted & wonderful father of...

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John F. "Jack" Higgins, Sr.

John F. "Jack" Higgins, Sr. 1927-2017

John F. "Jack" Higgins Sr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was 89 years of age. Jack was born in Somerville on May 18, 1927 to the late Nathan & Frances (Gabrielle) Higgins. He was raised in Somerville, East Boston & Dorchester and joined the Merchant Marine right out of high school. Mr. Higgins went thru the US Maritime Service Training Station in Brooklyn, NY graduating in 1944. Jack served as a...

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Paul W. Donahue

Paul W. Donahue 1942-2017

Paul W. Donahue, of Falmouth, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 29, 2017 at the age of 74. Paul was born & raised in Taunton and a graduate of the Coyle Cassidy High School, Class of 1960. Paul went on to earn both his Bachelor's degree & Master's Degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 10 years in Falmouth and worked as an Engineer for General Electric in Lynn for 40 years before his...

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Janet R. (Poore) Carroll

Janet R. (Poore) Carroll 1936-2017

Janet R. (Poore) Carroll, a 53 year resident of Melrose, died peacefully on January 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Janet was born in Reading, MA on December 28, 1936 to Harvey & Rose Poore. She was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School. Janet married George J. Carroll in 1956 and shortly after moved to Melrose where they raised their sons. Janet owned Montvale Car Wash, Liberty Car Wash, and Boston St. Carwash. She also owned and...

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Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung

Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung 1935-2017

Robert Leo "Bob" DeYoung passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017 at the age of 81. Bob was born on August 25, 1935 to the late Leo & Elizabeth (Fougere) DeYoung. He was raised in Cambridge and Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School in 1953 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 54 years. Mr. DeYoung worked as a purchaser of medical instruments for the AVCO & Kontron Companies for many years. Bob loved the...

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Claire (Vallen) Martello

Claire (Vallen) Martello 1930-2017

Claire Martello passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 19, 2017. She was 86 years of age. Claire was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. She and her husband Fred moved to Melrose in 1961 and have been residents ever since. Mrs. Martello owned and operated Cameo Academy Beauty School for over 10 years in Malden. She also worked for her husband's company in the garment district in Boston...

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Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton 1929-2017

Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton passed away at her home in Melrose on January 14, 2017. She was 87 years of age. Faye was born in Danvers on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles & Helen (Deering) Brackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from Children's Hospital School of Nursing. Faye played basketball and softball at Melrose High School. Mrs. Carleton was a lifelong resident of Melrose except for...

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Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton

Arlene F. (Waters) Stanton 1925-2017

Arlene F. (Watersl Stanton, passed away at the Wingate at Reading Nursing Center on January 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Arlene was the daughter of Frederick and Leila Waters of Bradford, Vt. She was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Stanton in which they shared 58 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of eight children, Frank Stanton of Melrose, Frederick Stanton and his wife Maureen of Pelham, NH, Priscilla Pennacchio and her...

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Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello

Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello 1926-2017

Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 10, 2017 at the age of 90. Doris was born in Wakefield on May 8, 1926 to Anthony & Mary (Lepore) Cardillo. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1944. Doris married the love of her life, Ernest Masiello, on October 16, 1949 at St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield and spent 65 wonderful years together. They settled in Melrose after they were married...

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Mary Jean "Jeanne" Furey

Mary Jean "Jeanne" Furey 1937-2017

Mary Jean "Jeanne" Marchand Furey, 79 of Melrose, died January 8, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at Penacook Nursing Home in Haverhill, MA. Mary was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Everett High School. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret Marchand of Melrose. Mary was married for 32 years to the late Lawrence Kenneth Furey. Mary was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her main goal in life...

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Kristen L. Harmon

Kristen L. Harmon 1982-2017

Kristen Harmon, age 34, lived in Melrose MA, with her daughter Haley A Harmon and grandparents George E. Harmon and Elizabeth A. (Belmont) Harmon. She was a loving mother and a cherished granddaughter. Caring daughter of Michael Keniston of Medford and the late Susan Harmon. Sister of Ashley Keniston of Vermont and Michael Keniston Jr. of Medford. Goddaughter of Linda Murphy of Lynnfield. Niece of the late Philip Harmon. Cousin of Tyler Murphy...

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Grace Agnes (Accinni) Mudrock

Grace Agnes (Accinni) Mudrock 1916-2017

Grace Agnes (nee-Accinni) Mudrock passed away on Friday, January 13th 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, MA. She was 100. Grace was born in Jersey City and grew up in Boonton. She lived in Montville, NJ for most of her life before moving to Massachusetts in 2014. Grace attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grammar School. She met her husband at The Van Raalte Company and became a loving and dedicated Homemaker. Grace was a devoted Boston...

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John Louie Amirault

John Louie Amirault 1931-2017

John Louie Amirault, of Peabody, previously a 30-year resident of Conomo Point, Essex and a 55-year resident of Melrose, died peacefully in the loving care of his family on January 6, 2017 at the age of 85. Louie was born in Malden on December 19, 1931 to Samuel & Helen (Vachon) Amirault. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School, and graduated in 1949 from Melrose High School where he was a member of the football team....

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