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Frank S. Plagenza

Frank S. Plagenza 1926-2015

Frank S. Plagenza passed away at the GRECC Unit at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Bedford on October 28, 2015. He was 89 years of age. Frank was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 16, 1926 and was raised in California. Frank joined the US Army and served his country with pride during WWII. A self-employed cabinet maker, Frank owned and operated Maverick Woodworking in East Boston for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. He lived in...

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Rene Paul Deveau

Rene Paul Deveau 1935-2015

Rene Paul Deveau passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Monday, October 26, 2015. He was 80 years of age. Rene was born in Boston on April 3, 1935, was raised in Jamaica Plain & Roslindale and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School. He lived most of his life in Roslindale before moving to Melrose in 1998. Mr. Deveau worked as a grounds keeper at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge for several years and then in the shipping department of...

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Joy N. Hutchins

Joy N. Hutchins 1939-2015

Joy N. (Crowley) Hutchins, of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away on October 24, 2015 at the age of 75. Joy was born in Charlestown, MA on December 25, 1939. She was raised in Charlestown by her parents, James Connolly and Helen Crowley. Joy married William P. Hutchins and had their daughter Laura, and raised her in Melrose. Melrose became Joy's home as well, and even after she later moved to Revere, she always considered herself from...

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Dana C.  Pierce

Dana C. Pierce 1927-2015

Dana Charles Pierce, of Melrose, passed away on October 24, 2015 at the age of 88. He was born in Melrose on September 15, 1927 to Ralph and Frances (Mutty) Pierce. Dana served honorably during World War II in the Army 12th Calvary Division and was part of the occupation force in Japan at the conclusion of the war. After the war, Dana chose to continue his education. He attended Boston College and graduated with high honors. He was a gifted...

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Carol Ann Aloi

Carol Ann Aloi 1944-2015

Carol A. (Kennedy) Aloi, of Melrose, passed away on October 21, 2015 at the age of 71. Carol was born in Somerville on May 17, 1944 to Arthur and Eleanor Kennedy. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Matignon High School. During this time she met the love of her life, Gregory Aloi. The two started dating their senior year of high school and were later married at St. Catherine's Church in Somerville in 1967. After living briefly in...

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John W. "Jack" Flynn

John W. "Jack" Flynn 1924-2015

John "Jack" Woodrow Flynn, 91, died peacefully in Danvers, MA on Saturday, October 17, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born on May 14, 1924 in Malden, Massachusetts to the Honorable Maurice R. Flynn and Nellie (Powell) Flynn. He graduated from Malden High School in 1942. Jack attended Harvard College, then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during World War II from 1943-1946. He was a member of Harvard Class...

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Sean Patrick O'Brien

Sean Patrick O'Brien 1962-2015

Sean Patrick O'Brien died at Massachusetts General Hospital after a valiantly fight with cancer, Sean entered eternal life in the early morning of Sunday, October 18, 2015 surrounded by his devoted family. Born on August 15, 1962 and the 6th of nine children to Gerald and Donalda (Kirk) O'Brien, Sean was a lifelong resident of Melrose. Upon graduating from Melrose High School in 1980, Sean began a 4 year career with the Navy. After the Navy,...

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Victor N. Jones

Victor N. Jones 1923-2015

Victor Nason Jones passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA. He was 92 years of age. Victor was born in Knoxford, New Brunswick, Canada on May 26, 1923 to the late Leslie D. & Ruth Gertrude (Pelkey) Jones. He was raised in Canada and came to Melrose in 1952. Victor worked as an elevator operator for many years in Boston, then as the sexton and rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose,...

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Donald R. Stamegna

Donald R. Stamegna 1925-2015

Donald R. Stamegna passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. He was 90 years of age. Donald was born in Melrose on June 13, 1925 to the late Angelo & Mary (McCafferty) Stamegna. He was raised in Wakefield and Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and Babson College. Donald joined the US Navy in 1943 and served his country with pride during WWII as a US Navy Pilot with a rank of 2nd Lt... After his...

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James L. Hanley

James L. Hanley 1941-2015

James L. Hanley, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 9, 2015 at the age of 74. Jim was born & raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He resided in Everett for 8 years and the past 12 years in Melrose. Jim worked as an Auditor for Sears & Roebuck in Boston and Dorn Transportation in Brighton for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed reading, computers, music and traveling to...

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Richard D. Cerretani

Richard D. Cerretani 1930-2015

Richard D. Cerretani, of Pocasset, died at home on Oct. 7, 2015 at the age of 84. Richard was born & raised in Wakefield and attended Wakefield Schools. He resided in Wakefield for 30 years, Melrose for 40 years and the past 10 years in Pocasset. Richard was a co owner of Cerretani Supermarket's in Melrose, Revere and Reading, a former member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose & Hillview Golf Club in N. Reading for many years and part of the "Hole...

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Clementina M. "Clemmie" Reich

Clementina M. "Clemmie" Reich 1921-2015

Clementina M. "Clemmie" (Antonucci) Reich, of Melrose, passed away on October 1, 2015 at the age of 94. Clemmie was born in Malden on August 19, 1921 to Antonio and Antoinette (Scenna) Antonucci. She lost her mother at a young age and took on her mothers' role of helping raise her younger siblings at the same home on Frances St. where she lived for over 80 years. Clemmie was a product of the Great Depression and understood what it meant to work...

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Barbara A. Martel

Barbara A. Martel 1921-2015

Barbara A. Martel, 93, formerly of Vero Palm Estates, Vero Beach, FL, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care in New Bern. She was born December 7, 1921 in Windsor, VT, daughter of the late Edward Earl Holden, Sr. and Willa Dale Stickney Holden and was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Martel.She is survived by a son, Ronald Martel and wife, Charlene of Aiken, SC; two daughters, Dale Perrine and her husband, Dale of...

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Charles A. Durney

Charles A. Durney 1918-2015

Charles A. Durney passed away at his home in Melrose on September 27, 2015. He was 97 years of age. Charles was born in Everett on June 24, 1918 to the late Charles & Margaret (Smith) Durney. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High school, Class of 1936 and has been a resident of Melrose since 1951. Mr. Durney served his country with pride as a Navy Pilot with the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy from 1942-1945. Charles worked for...

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Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama

Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama 1929-2015

Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama entered into eternal rest on September 30, 2015 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lawrence on November 2, 1929, she was a long time resident of Melrose. Dolores was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Helen DeRenzo, and her beloved husband Pasqualino V. Marrama. She leaves behind her children, Patricia and Lee of Melrose, Robert Marrama and his wife Erika D. Nelson of Leominster, and Denise Marrama and...

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Willie L. "Will" McCrorey

Willie L. "Will" McCrorey 1973-2015

Willie L. "Will" McCrorey passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 24, 2015. He was only 41 years of age. Willie was born in Hartford, CT on November 15, 1973, was raised in Hartford, graduated from St. Justin School, Northwest Catholic High School and then from the University of Conneticut. He lived in New Hampshire for several years, Lawrence , MA for a few years and the past 5 years in Melrose. Willie was a talented IT Computer Engineer,...

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Richard E Sullivan

Richard E Sullivan 1939-2015

Richard E. Sullivan passed away suddenly at work in Boston on September 22, 2015. He was 75 years of age. He was born in Medford to the late John Patrick Sullivan & Mary A. (Barry) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1957. He was part of the 1956 Hockey Championship Team and was inducted into the Malden Catholic Hall of Fame. Richard continued his education at Newman Prep School...

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Margaret A. Lucey

Margaret A. Lucey 1922-2015

Margaret A. (Forbes) Lucey, of Melrose, died on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the age of 93. Margaret was born in Melrose on August 1, 1922 to William and Anna (Fahey) Forbes. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Margaret went on to marry Charles Spiby and two settled in Melrose, where she would live for the rest of her life. Margaret worked at GE for a number of years, before having her first child, after that...

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Priscilla E. (McLeod) Chick

Priscilla E. (McLeod) Chick 1929-2015

Priscilla E. (McLeod) Chick passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday September 26, 2015. She was 86 years of age. Priscilla was born in Boston; she was raised in Roxbury and Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947. Mrs. Chick worked throughout her life with numerous jobs; for Eastern Battery, Cerretani's Market, Cerretani's Gourmet Shop and ended her career working as a payroll clerk at Citicorp for over 10...

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Kenneth S. Rivers

Kenneth S. Rivers 1927-2015

Kenneth S. Rivers, of Punta Gorda, Fl, formerly of Melrose, died at the Tidewell Hospice on Port Charlotte, Fl on Sept. 17, 2015 at the age of 88. Ken was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose for over 30 years and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Ken was a Melrose Police Office for 35 years, an Emergency Medical Technian and was involved with the State Police Training School & Criminal...

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Josephine H. (Pavone) Clifford

Josephine H. (Pavone) Clifford 1922-2015

Josephine H. (Pavone) Clifford, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Sept. 16, 2015 at the age of 93. Josephine was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1941. After high school, Josephine worked as a seamstress and also a welder at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard working on airplanes and boats during WWII. She was a member of the Mt Hood Golf Club in Melrose, played in the Women's...

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Paul T. Shelley

Paul T. Shelley 1948-2015

Paul T. Shelley passed away at Excel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation at Lexington on September 16, 2015. He was born in Cambridge on August 16, 1948, was raised in Brighton, graduated from Our Lady of Newton High School in 1966. Mr. Shelley entered the US Air Force on November 7, 1966 and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War. He graduated from University of Texas Tech and then went to work in sales. Paul later went on to own...

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Phyllis A. (Giarratani) Gorman

Phyllis A. (Giarratani) Gorman 1934-2015

Phyllis A. (Giarratani) Gorman passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday September 13, 2015. She was 81 years of age. Phyllis was born in Boston on July 22, 1934 to the late Nicholas & Catherine (Imbornone) Giarranti, was raised in the North End of Boston, lived in Somerville for several years before moving to Melrose 40 years ago. Phyllis was a homemaker and had worked for Blue Cross and Blue...

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John G. Harris

John G. Harris 1940-2015

John G. Harris, of Arlington, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on September 11, 2015 at the age of 75. John was born in Boston to George and Efrosene (Chickles) Harris on January 15, 1940. After high school, John joined the United States Navy, he graduated from the Officer Candidates School in Rhode Island and served honorably on the USS Lester out of Newport, RI during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his time in the service, John married...

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John Antonucci

John Antonucci 1944-2015

John Antonucci passed away at Mount Auburn Hospital on September 2, 2015. He was 71 years of age. John was born in Melrose on March 18, 1944 to the late Alexander & Filomena Antonucci. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and from Suffolk University with his bachelors and masters degrees. He entered the service and served his country with pride in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Antonucci worked in the computer...

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