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Obituaries

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Una F. Dawson 1943-2006

Una F. (McGinnis) Dawson passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House, in Reading, on December 3, 2006, she was 63. Una was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1960. Mrs. Dawson has worked as a secretary at Melrose High School for the past 10 years. Una was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a member the Theta group in Melrose. She is the wife of Fred E. Dawson. Mother of Mark Scott Dawson & his wife...

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Marie B. Delia

Marie B. Delia 1923-2006

Marie B. (Ruby) Delia passed away at the Melrose Care Center, on December 2, 2006, she was 82. Marie was born in Everett, raised in Everett and Medford and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1941. She attended the Academy Modern in Boston and was a trained dance teacher for the Arthur Murray School of Dancing. Marie worked as a dance teacher for a few years and then as a nurse’s aid at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose for 25...

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Eleanor I. Kapelos

Eleanor I. Kapelos 1923-2006

Eleanor I (Demers) Kapelos passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on November 30, 2006. Eleanor was born in Fitchburg and raised in Worcester. After graduating from school, she entered the US Army Corps Medical Division and served at Fort Devans during WWII. Mrs. Kapelos worked as an airline stewardess for National Airlines based out of Miami. As a businesswoman, she was co-owner of James Realty & Insurance Company of Melrose...

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Catherine A. Sheehy

Catherine A. Sheehy 1916-2006

Catherine A. Sheehy passed away at Maristhill Nursing & Rehab Center in Waltham, on December 1,, 2006, she was 90 years of age. Catherine was last of the 10 children of the late Michael & Mary (O’Donnell) Sheehy. She was born in Roxbury, raised in Roxbury & Dorchester, lived in Hyde Park for 30 years and Melrose the past 25yrs. Catherine was a food service manager for the Boston Public Schools, managing the cafeterias at the William Barton...

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Judith A. Hallinan

Judith A. Hallinan 1958-2006

Judith A. Hallinan passed away at her home in Melrose on Nov. 25, 2006, she was 48. Judith was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1976 and took culinary arts at Bunker Hill Community College. She worked as a dietary assistant at Malden Hospital for a few years. Miss Hallinan has been a lifelong resident of Melrose, was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and was a choir member for many years. She...

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Bertha E. Hill 1916-2006

Bertha E. “Betty” (Eckert) Hill passed away peacefully at the Bearhill Nursing Center of Wakefield on Nov. 24th, 2006. She was 90 years old. Born & raised in Philadelphia, Penn. to the late Hermann F. & Katherine (Kircher) Eckert. Mrs. Hill worked for over 20 years as a Supervisor with the Philadelphia School Department. She had spent the last 10 years at Bearhill Nursing Center and was known for her easy going & happy outlook. ...

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Philip Michael DiBlasi

Philip Michael DiBlasi 1964-2006

Philip Michael DiBlasi died in Florida peacefully in his sleep on November 7, 2006, he was 42. Philip was born and raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He stared his career working in the family restaurant business and then owned and operated a restaurant in the Boston area for several years. After a devastating hurricane in Florida Mr. DiBlasi changed careers. He moved to Florida and worked construction rebuilding homes & business...

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Eleanor Woodward Ellard

Eleanor Woodward Ellard 1927-2006

Eleanor M. (McLaughlin) (Woodward) Ellard of Stoneham, formerly of Everett & Chelsea, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 after a lengthy illness. She was 79 years old. Born & raised in Chelsea, MA to the late John F. & Margaret (Coleman) McLaughlin. She graduated from St. Rose High School, class of 1945 where she was valedictorian. She was the principal clerk of the City of Chelsea Water...

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E. George Alcott

E. George Alcott 1919-2006

E. George Alcott passed away at the Bradford Terrace Nursing Facility, in Starke, FL on Sept., 12, 2006, he was 86. George was born and raised in Arlington, he graduated from Arlington High School and Tufts University, Class of 1941, with a degree in engineering. He worked for the General Electric Company in Lynn, MA & Cleveland, OH before entering the service. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. After his discharge from the service,...

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Joseph E. Marchand

Joseph E. Marchand 1907-2006

Joseph E. “Gene” Marchand passed away at the EPOCH Senior Healthcare Center of Melrose on Sunday, Nov. 12th, 2006. He was 99 years old. Mr. Marchand was born in Louisdale, Nova Scotia, Canada to the late John & Madeline (Sampson) Marchand. He was one of eleven children. He moved to the United States in 1929, at the age of 22 & worked for Eastern Gas & Fuel of Philadelphia for 30 years. Later moving to Boston, he worked for H.K....

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Leo George Gensler

Leo George Gensler 1931-2006

Leo G. Gensler of Mentor, Ohio, formerly of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at the Lake East Hospital of Ohio. He was 75 years old. Born & raised in Cooperstown, NY to the late Joseph & Anna (Kun) Gensler, he received his Masters Degree from the University of Illinois. He was employed as an electrical engineer with the United States Government. Leo served with the Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was the husband of the...

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Robert J. Collins

Robert J. Collins 1922-2006

Robert J. Collins passed away at his home in Saugus on November 2, 2006, he was 84. Robert was born in Boston, raised in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School. After high school, Mr. Collins entered the US Air Force where he became a fighter pilot during WWII and served with great distinction. Robert served in the European Theater, he was shot down four times but that didn’t stop him, he went on to received the Air Medal with 4...

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Patricia F. Mackenzie

Patricia F. Mackenzie 1934-2006

Patricia F. (Brady) MacKenzie passed away at her home in Melrose, on October 29, 2006, she was 72. Patricia was born in Boston, raised in the Back Bay until the age of 10 and moved to West Roxbury. She graduated from Practical Arts High School in Roxbury and then worked as a buyer for Conrad’s Department Store in Boston. Patricia has been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years; she was a dedicated mother & wife and former Girl Scout &...

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Lawrence H. Buckley

Lawrence H. Buckley 1923-2006

Lawrence H. “Larry” Buckley, of Sandwich, formerly of Melrose, died at the Cape Cod Hospital on Oct. 27, 2006 at the age 83. Larry was born & raised in Malden, attended Malden High School and during his senior year, he enlisted in the Navy to serve his country during WWII. Mr. Buckley was a Melrose Police Officer from 1956 until his retirement in 1988, serving as a Detective for the last 10 years. Larry resided in Melrose for 36 years...

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Eleanor M. Dudley

Eleanor M. Dudley 1924-2006

Eleanor M. (Manson) Dudley, of Melrose, died at Oosterman’s Rest Home in Wakefield on Oct 28th at the age of 82. Eleanor was born and lived in Charlestown until 1949. Mrs. Dudley resided in Melrose for over 50 years, was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Past President of the Alter Society, Ladies Sodality and also worked at St. Mary’s Rectory for many years. Eleanor worked at Shaw’s Supermarket in Melrose, Mystic Valley Day...

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Anthony J. Pepicelli

Anthony J. Pepicelli 1941-2006

Anthony J. “AJ” Pepicelli passed away at his home in Melrose on October 27, 2006, he was 65. Anthony was born in Boston, raised in East Boston, graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End, Wentworth Institute & Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Pepicelli had a 40 year career at NEN/Dupont in radio pharmaceuticals. He has been a resident of Melrose for the past 35 years and always enjoyed his trips to Delray...

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Alice E. Cann

Alice E. Cann 1914-2006

Alice E. (Finn) Cann passed away at Woodbriar Nursing Center in Wilmington, on October 27, 2006, she was 91. Alice was born in Boston, raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School, Class of 1932. Mrs. Cann has been a resident of Melrose for over 55 years. She worked as a secretary to the principal of Melrose High School for over 25 years and was in charge of sending out all the college applications for the students. She was a...

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Gerald E. Roberts

Gerald E. Roberts 1936-2006

Gerald E. “Jerry” Roberts, of Warwick, RI, formerly of Wakefield, died at the Providence Hospital in RI on Oct. 25th at the age of 70. Jerry was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1954. He lived in Wakefield for 21 years and was a Melrose Police Officer during the 1960’s. Jerry worked as Computer Operations for State Street Bank in both Boston & Quincy for over 41 years. He was...

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Mary E. Sheehan

Mary E. Sheehan 1921-2006

Mary E. (Driscoll) Sheehan, 85, a longtime Melrose resident, died of heart failure on Sept. 27, 2006 in Eugene, Oregon, where she has been a resident for more than 20 years. Mary Sheehan was born on April 11, 1921, in Boston to Frank and Mary (Fallen) Driscoll. She was raised in CA. & Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938, and was voted Queen of the Mt. Hood Winter Carnival in 1941. She lived in Melrose for over 50 years...

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Esther D. Decoste

Esther D. Decoste 1915-2006

Esther D. (Lucy) DeCoste passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on October 21, 2006, she was 91 years of age. Esther was born in Sharon, raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Mrs. DeCoste has been a resident of Melrose for the past 68 years. Esther was a homemaker, a dedicated wife & mother, she enjoyed gardening and was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and the Ladies Sodality at church. Esther was the wife...

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Mary A. Coakley

Mary A. Coakley 1926-2006

Mary A. (Caruso) Coakley passed away at Winchester Hospital, on October 20, 2006, she was 80 years of age. Mary was born and raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Coakley lived most of her life in Somerville and the past 9 years in Melrose. She worked in the accounting department for the MSPCA for 10 years, she was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mary was the wife of the late Henry L....

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Clifford C. Sheehan 1948-2006

Clifford C. Sheehan of Malden, formerly of Reno, NV died at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on Oct. 13, 2006 at the age of 58. Clifford was born in Boston, raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1967. After high school, Clifford served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He resided in Boston for over 30 years and worked as a Production Supervisor for Gillette Corp. in S. Boston for 27 years until his retirement....

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Therese Marie Norton 1960-2006

Therese Marie Norton passed away unexpectedly in Arizona on October 11, 2006, she was 46. Therese was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School in Melrose & Girls Catholic High School in Malden and was a member of Girls Catholic High School Alumni. She worked for the Middlesex Fells Nursing Home in Melrose for several years and then for the Transitron Company in Melrose before moving to Brockton. Miss...

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Irma M. Doucette

Irma M. Doucette 1923-2006

Irma M. (Bushee) Doucette passed away at home, on October 12, 2006, she was 83. Irma was raised in Everett, Malden & Melrose, attended St. Mary’s High School and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Irma was one of 15 children growing up; she was a homemaker and a devoted mother to her five children. She worked for several years in the 90’s at Frank’s Festival Café on Berwick Street in Melrose. Irma loved to read, cook...

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Lena Alleva

Lena Alleva 1914-2006

Lena (Turco) Alleva passed away at Radius Health Care Center in Danvers, on October 9, 2006, she was 92. Lena was born and raised in Boston, attended Boston Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 58 years. Mrs. Alleva worked as a stitcher in the garment industry, as an assembler at Transitron Company in Melrose, as a chocolate dipper at Russo’s Candy in Saugus and for Melrose-Wakefiled Hospital in the Pavilion. She was a...

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