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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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Martin M. Britten

Martin M. Britten 1939-2015

Memories of the Best Man I Ever Knew Born in Creston, Iowa as Frederick Martin Britten in 1939; the fifth of nine children to Martin Nicholas Britten and Dolores (Bryan) Britten. His family moved to Melrose, MA when he was very young and there he grew up. He officially changed his name to Martin Michael Britten when he joined the Marines at age 17; taking Michael as his middle name in memory of his younger brother who passed away in childhood. ...

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Mary V. (Pesce) Tecce

Mary V. (Pesce) Tecce 1921-2015

Mary V. (Pesce) Tecce of Lynnfield passed away on April 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved mother of Beverlee Tecce of Lynnfield and Virginia (Ginger) Garrett and her husband Wayne Garrett of Lynnfield. Former wife of the late Leo B. Tecce. Mary was born in Everett on December 4, 1921 to Madeline and Joseph Pesce. She was educated in Everett. Mary made her home in Melrose for 36 years where she raised her daughters. She was a...

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Frank A. Zinck, Jr.

Frank A. Zinck, Jr. 1942-2015

Frank A. Zinck, Jr., (Retired Melrose Fire Chief), of Melrose, passed away at his home on April 2, 2015 surrounded by family at the age of 73. Frank was born on January 19, 1942 at the Jamaica Plain Osteopathic Hospital to Frank Sr. & Eva (Harris) Zinck. Frank was a lifelong resident of Melrose; he was raised on Beech Ave. and Staples Street. He attended the Winthrop School, Coolidge School, and went on to graduate from Melrose High School in...

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James L. Diozzi

James L. Diozzi 1941-2015

James L. Diozzi, of Saugus, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 30, 2015 at the age of 74. Jim was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1959. He resided in Somerville, Malden & Medford for several years and the past 37 years in Saugus. Jimmy worked & was very proud of being a Plumbing & Gas Inspector for N. Andover, Melrose and N. Reading for 20 years before his retirement. He was a former...

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George Lunn

George Lunn 1940-2015

George Lunn, of Melrose, passed away on March 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by family at the age of 74. George was born to Arthur J. Lunn and Edith (Toland) Lunn on November 26, 1940. He was raised in Dorchester and attended Jamaica Plain High School. While in high school George studied agriculture. His parents came from the farming country of New Brunswick, Canada, so farming was in his blood. Although he pursued another career at his parents...

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Walter J. O'Brien

Walter J. O'Brien 1931-2015

Walter J. O'Brien, of Saugus and formerly of Melrose, passed away surrounded by his family on March 26, 2015 at the age of 83. Walter was born on July 19, 1931 in Somerville, MA to Walter J. and Lillian M. (Potterton) O'Brien. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. In 1950, Walter enlisted in the United States Navy where he honorably served for two years during the Korean War. Following his service he became an airline...

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Mary A. (O'Leary) Boylen

Mary A. (O'Leary) Boylen 1942-2015

Mary A. (O'Leary) Boylen passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was 72 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on December 1, 1942 to the late Daniel & Helen (O'Connor) O'Leary. Mrs. Boylen was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. She worked as an administrative assistant at Stone & Webster for many years. Mary lived in Melrose for many years, she loved to...

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Paulette (Keaveny) Galvin

Paulette (Keaveny) Galvin 1948-2015

Paulette (Keaveny) Galvin passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 22, 2015. She was only 66 years of age. Paulette was born in Medford on November 5, 1948 to the late Thomas & Betty (Murray) Keaveny. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1966 and has been a resident of Melrose since 1973. Mrs. Galvin worked for several years as the head lunch mother at Winthrop School in Melrose, as an operator at...

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Joanne M. Lambert

Joanne M. Lambert 1950-2015

Joanne M. Lambert, 64, of Melrose died peacefully on February 11 after a brave 5 year battle with cancer. She was born in Williamstown, MA to Helen O'Connell Lambert and Clovis M. Lambert both of whom are deceased as is her only sibling, a brother, Michael. A graduate of Boston Bouve College at Northeastern University, Ms. Lambert received a Masters Degree in School Administration from Salem State College. She spent her 35 year career as a...

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John D. Galiano

John D. Galiano 1951-2015

John D. Galiano passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was only 63 years of age. John was born in Melrose on June 4, 1951 to the late Russell & Mary (Morrissey) Galiano. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Essex Agricultural School, from Stockbridge School of Agriculture UMASS Amherst and has been a lifelong resident. John worked for the City of Melrose in the Public Works Division as a laborer, a...

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Stephen Varney

Stephen Varney 1965-2015

Stephen Varney passed away suddenly at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He was only 49 years of age. Stephen was born in Cambridge, MA on October 21, 1965 to Robert E. & Ellen A. (Laskey) Varney. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1983, attended SMU and graduated from East Coast Aero Technical School with degree in aircraft mechanics. Stephen lived in Melrose for many years before...

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Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert

Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert 1920-2015

Helen C. (McCarte) Lambert, of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died at the Winchester Hospital on March 14, 2015 at the age of 95. Helen was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1937. She was a homemaker and resided in Everett until 1967 and Melrose for the past 48 years. Helen was an active member of the Incarnation Church & Choir in Melrose for many years. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of...

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Marion J. Gianino

Marion J. Gianino 1930-2015

Marion J. Gianino (Celani) passed away in Melrose on March 16, 2015 after suffering from cancer at the age of 84. She was born on March 19, 1930, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Genovese) Celani. Her early childhood was spent in Malden. Then when she was 9 years old her family moved to Melrose where she has lived ever since. She attended the Coolidge Elementary School and graduated from Melrose High School with honors in 1948. During this...

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Mary B. (Barron) Hogan

Mary B. (Barron) Hogan 1929-2015

Mary (Barron) Hogan, of Melrose, passed away on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Mary was born in Boston on May 31, 1929. She graduated from Gate of Heaven High School and Middlesex Community College. In the late 1950s she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a decoding clerk for the Central Intelligence Agency. She returned to the Boston area where she met her husband John. They moved to Melrose and she lived there for the past 52 years....

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Margaret A. (Cassell) "Peg" Berube

Margaret A. (Cassell) "Peg" Berube 1935-2015

Margaret A. "Peg" (Cassell) Berube, of Melrose, died at home on March 15, 2015 at the age of 79. Peg was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Cheverus High School in Malden, Class of 1953. She resided in Melrose for 57 years and was lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. Peg volunteered & worked at the St. Mary's Rectory for many years and enjoyed going out to the 621 Restaurant in Malden, playing keno, scratch tickets,...

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Mary Elizabeth Dorn

Mary Elizabeth Dorn 1919-2015

Mary Elizabeth Dorn passed away at Wingate at Reading on March 10, 2015. Mary was born in Everett, raised in Salem, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, Salem High School, Emmanuel College and received her Master's in Education from Harvard University. She also received the Fulbright Scholarship to Columbia University in 1958. Miss Dorn taught English & Spanish at Salem High School for 4 years, Everett High School for 36 years, Roger Ludlow...

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Katherine Felker

Katherine Felker 1939-2015

Katherine Felker, of Melrose, passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 75. Katherine was born on August 5, 1939 to Joseph and Katherine Higgins in Melrose. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose, attending St. Mary's Grammar and High School. Katherine married Donald R. Felker and the two spent 48 wonderful years together. Much of Katherine's life was dedicated to her family. Donald and Katherine raised their two children in Melrose where...

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Rose M. Romano

Rose M. Romano 1921-2015

Rose M. Romano, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on March 3, 2015 at the age of 93. Rose was born & raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School & Burdett Business School. She resided in Wakefield for many years and the past 19 years in Melrose. Rose began a life-long career in investment analysis and counseling, working for 20 years at May & Gannon, 29 years at John P. Chase Inc. in Boston...

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Walter R. Sheppard

Walter R. Sheppard 1932-2015

Walter R. Sheppard, of Melrose, passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 82. Walter was born to William and Bella Sheppard on August 13, 1932 in Chelsea, MA. He was raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Schools. Walter honorably served his country for twenty years in the Air Force. He started out as a cook, but he retired as a Staff Sergeant. After his service in the Air Force he worked as a mailman for twelve years. He even spent time...

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James F. O'Connell

James F. O'Connell 1950-2015

James F. O'Connell passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on Saturday, February 28, 2015. He was 64 years of age. James was born in Melrose on December 3, 1950 to the late Gerald & Marion Rita (Lucey) O'Connell. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1968. Mr. O'Connell worked for the New England Telephone Company right out of high school as a lineman. He entered the US Army on June 11, 1970 and...

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