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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
William  G. Kotzuba

William G. Kotzuba 1961-2015

William G. Kotzuba, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the age of 53. He is survived by his wife Helen M. Kotzuba, Daughter Amanda Kotzuba and her fiancé Andrew Rowe, Sons Eric and Michael Coughlin and Grandson Nathan Rowe all of Melrose. Son of the late Michael Kotzuba and the late Susan Kotzuba, Brother of Jean Hamilton and her husband Keith of Wakefield, James Kotzuba and his wife Nancy of Somerville and Paul Kotzuba and...

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Michael F. Walsh

Michael F. Walsh 1929-2015

Michael Francis Walsh, age 85, of Melrose, MA, passed away suddenly on January 23, 2015 after a period of illness. Born in Somerville, MA to John and Margaret (Dunleavy) Walsh in 1929, Michael had made a home in Melrose for over 50 years. Michael leaves his wife of 55 years, Doreen T. (Sheehan). He leaves a son, Michael J. of Methuen, daughter-in-law Cathy (DiFiore), grandson Michael R. and granddaughter Jamie C. He also leaves a daughter,...

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Walter "Ed" Valentine

Walter "Ed" Valentine 1946-2015

Walter E. "Ed" Valentine, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 24, 2015 at the age of 68. Ed was the former husband of the late Irene (Fontaine) Valentine. He was the loving father of David Valentine and daughter-in-law Mary Foley. Ed had also recently become the grandfather to Dylan. He was the brother to Mario, Maria, Steven, Angelo, David, and Cindy. Ed is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ed was raised...

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Leslie E. Coholan

Leslie E. Coholan 1933-2015

Leslie E. Coholan, of Rochester, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at his home on Jan. 20, 2015 at the age of 82. Leslie was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the Army, Leslie resided in Melrose for most of his life and the past 12 years in Rochester, NH. He worked as a Truck Driver for Mobile Oil Corp. for many years before...

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Debra L. (Colclough) Ford

Debra L. (Colclough) Ford 1954-2015

Debra L. (Colclough) Ford passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 60. "Deb", born on November 13, 1954, was raised in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1972. She was the beloved wife of Christopher T. Ford, and the loving mother of Ashley & Casey Ford, of Lynnfield. Daughter of the late Francis & Joan (Lee) Colclough, sister of Sharon Gibson & her husband Stephen of Billerica and Tracy Colclough & his...

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Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist

Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist 1927-2015

Geraldine T. "Gerry" (Lynch) Gillcrist passed away at the Golden Living Center Dexter House in Malden, on January 19, 2015. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Gillcrist was born in Melrose on April 8, 1927 to the late Cornelius & Amelia Frances (Mansfield) Lynch. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1945. Gerry was a lifelong resident of Melrose and worked as a seamstress for over 15 years...

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Paul A. "Ace" Agresti

Paul A. "Ace" Agresti 1930-2015

Paul A. Agresti passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield, on January 19, 2015 at the age of 84. Paul was born in Boston, raised in the North End of Boston and went to work at a very young age. He lived in East Boston for 35 years and the past 14 years in Melrose. Mr. Agresti worked as a meat inspector for many years in St. Louis, Missouri for the Swift Meat Packing Company and as a chauffeur in the Boston area for many years. He was...

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Edward  F.  Laskey

Edward F. Laskey 1927-2015

Edward F. Laskey passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in Chelsea on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was 87 years of age. Edward was born in Boston to the late George & Lillian (Newman) Laskey. He was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. He entered the service after high school and served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Laskey worked as a civil engineer for 39 ½ years for the State of Massachusetts....

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Raymond J. Aylward, Sr.

Raymond J. Aylward, Sr. 1933-2015

Raymond J. Aylward Sr., of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. Raymond was the loving husband of Bernadine Aylward of Melrose. He was the father of Raymond Alyward Jr. and his wife Maryellen of Georgia, Lynda Gutro of Melrose, and Sean Aylward of Melrose. Raymond is also survived by his two grandchildren Ryan Gutro and Brittany Aylward. Raymond was born and raised in Cambridge. He...

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Marjorie A. (Ryan) Butler

Marjorie A. (Ryan) Butler 1921-2015

Marjorie A. (Ryan) Butler, of Melrose, died at the Chelsea Soldier's Home on Jan. 15, 2015 at the age of 93. Marjorie was born & raised in Malden, a graduate of Cheverus School in Malden and went on to attend Fashion Design School. She served her country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and worked as a Secretary for the Dept. of Elder Affairs for many years before her retirement. Marjorie resided in Melrose since 1951, was a member of the...

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Loring K. Crossman, OFS

Loring K. Crossman, OFS 1936-2015

Loring K. Crossman, OFS of Stoneham, a retired jazz drummer, died at his home on January 12, 2015. Born in Boston, Mr. Crossman was raised in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1954 and attended Middlesex Community College and Berkeley School of Music. Mr. Crossman spent over 15 years playing drums for different US jazz bands which involved travels to different places in the USA, including 2 weeks in Iceland playing...

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Doris P. (Hammond) Walsh

Doris P. (Hammond) Walsh 1931-2015

Doris Walsh, daughter of Ella and Lou Hammond, was born and raised in Cambridge, MA. She attended Cambridge Latin High School, and later worked as a clerk at Cambridge Hospital until she met and married Frank Walsh of Somerville in 1957. They moved several times, ultimately landing in Melrose, where they settled in 1967. After Frank died in 1979, Doris went back to work while successfully raising their five children. In her later years, Doris'...

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Ann M. Baumann

Ann M. Baumann 1954-2015

Ann Baumann, a longtime resident of Picariello Drive in Saugus, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 60. She was employed for over 20 years at EMARC & American Training, most recently working as a receptionist where she loved to greet visitors. Ann enjoyed a great many activities including going to Dances, Hard Rock Music and Dressing up for Halloween. She enjoyed the company of many friends at work, at home and at her favorite...

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Kenneth C. Mulrenan

Kenneth C. Mulrenan 1935-2015

Kenneth C. Mulrenan passed away at Genesis @ Wakefield Nursing Center on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. He was 79 years of age. Ken was raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School, where he was a very talented hockey player. He attended Boston College, was a lifelong resident of Melrose before moving to Wakefield 10 years ago. Mr. Mulrenan worked for the City of Melrose in the DPW department for over 20 years. Ken loved the beach,...

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Geraldine Bodi

Geraldine Bodi 1938-2015

Geraldine Bodi, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Jan. 2, 2015 at the age of 76. Geri was born & raised in Roxbury, a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and went on to attend Business School. Geri worked as an Executive Secretary for Furman Lumber in Billerica for 40 years before her retirement. She resided in Melrose and was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose for over 40 years. Geri enjoyed going to Foxwoods, Twin...

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Daniel P. Rotunno

Daniel P. Rotunno 1962-2015

Daniel P. Rotunno, of Melrose, died at home unexpectedly at home on Jan. 6, 2015 at the age of 52. Dan was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1981. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Machinist for Victor Microwave in Wakefield for several years and also as a Bartender at the Melrose Elks Club for many years. Dan was a member and Past Exalted Ruler at the Melrose Elks Club and enjoyed spending...

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Cary H. Noyes

Cary H. Noyes 1941-2015

Cary H. Noyes, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers at the age of 73. Cary was born in Boston, raised in Dedham and attended Dedham schools. He served his country in the Army Reserves and resided on Beacon Hill in Boston for many years and Melrose for the past 23 years. Cary worked as a Patient Transporter at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary for 25 years, Massachusetts General Hospital for over 20 years and also worked...

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RoseMarie (Correia) Skane

RoseMarie (Correia) Skane 1940-2014

RoseMarie (Correia) Skane, of Scituate, formerly of Melrose, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Dec. 24, 2014 at the age of 74. RoseMarie was born in Malden and attended Girls Catholic High School in Malden. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose for 27 years and the past 11 years in Scituate. RoseMarie was a member of the St. Francis Bowling league in Medford for many years. She enjoyed cooking family meals for large family and...

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Jean A. (Morehead) Glynn

Jean A. (Morehead) Glynn 1928-2014

Jean A. (Morehead) Glynn, of Beverly, formerly of Melrose, died at the Beverly Hospital on Dec. 25, 2014 at the age of 86. Jean was born & raised in Malden and attended Malden High School. She resided in Malden until 1961, Melrose till 1982 and Beverly for the past 32 years. Jean was a homemaker, Artist and former owner of an Art Studios in Melrose. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee and had many cultural & political interests. The...

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Ashley H. Keohan

Ashley H. Keohan 1984-2014

Ashley H. Keohan passed away suddenly at Massachusetts General Hospital, on December 22, 2014. She was 30 years of age. Ashley was born in Melrose on June 23, 1984. She was raised in Melrose and North Andover and graduated from North Andover High School. Miss Keohan had worked as ER Technician at Winchester Hospital and then as an esthetician for Elizabeth Grady. Ashley also worked helping children with special needs. She loved animals, the...

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Renette M. (Sampson) Baldasaro

Renette M. (Sampson) Baldasaro 1933-2014

Renette M. (Sampson) Baldasaro of Melrose, Dec. 22, 2014. Beloved mother of her daughter Susan (Baldasaro) Smith; of her sons Norman F. Baldasaro, Jr. & his wife May, Timothy Baldasaro & his wife Gina, Mark Baldasaro & his wife Susan, all of New Hampshire, and Christopher Baldasaro, of Oregon; and of her predeceased daughters, the late Renette & Kathleen Baldasaro. Caring sister of her "Big Sister" Rose McClure of Maine. Predeceased by her late...

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Phyllis M. (Byette) Russell

Phyllis M. (Byette) Russell 1919-2014

Phyllis M. (Byette) Russell passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn on Christmas Day, She was 95 years of age. Phyllis was born in Boston to the late Alphonse J. & Flora (West) Byette, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1937. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Mrs. Russell was a homemaker who had also worked as a cashier at Cerretani Supermarket for 22 years. She was a former member of the Knights...

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Anita L. (Amirault) Hall Simpson

Anita L. (Amirault) Hall Simpson 1936-2014

Anita L. (Amirault) Simpson passed away at Woburn Nursing Center on December 20, 2014. She was 78 years of age. Anita was born in Melrose on June 2, 1936 to the late Samuel & Helen (Vacon) Amirault. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Melrose High School, Class of 1954 and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Simpson worked as the activities coordinator for the Congregational Retirement Homes in Melrose at the...

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June E. (Grover) Constantino Noel

June E. (Grover) Constantino Noel 1940-2014

June E. (Grover) Constantino Noel passed away at the Atrium in Danvers on December 19, 2014. She was 74 years of age. June was born in Melrose on June 7, 1940 to the late John E. & Lily (Nelsson) Grover, was raised in Melrose and has been a lifelong resident. June worked for many years in the food service department at the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield and had previously worked in food service at Northeastern University. She...

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David A. Bassler, Sr.

David A. Bassler, Sr. 1932-2014

David A. Bassler Sr. passed away in West Brookfield on December 18, 2014. He was 82 years of age. David was born in Melrose, raised in Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1950 and lived in Melrose most of his life before moving to Winchester in 1984. Mr. Bassler lived in Winchester from 1984-2010 and the past 4 years in West Brookfield. David served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War. After his...

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