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Obituaries

First Name Last Name

Louis Soccorso 1924-2008

Louis "Lou" Soccorso of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center of Burlington. He was 83 years old. Born on June 27, 1924 in Somerville, MA to the late Cosmo N. & Stella (Ferraro) Soccorso, he was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School, class of 1942. Lou entered the Navy after high school and served our country proudly during WWII. He then attended Bentley College...

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Helen A. Harkins 1948-2008

Helen A. (Carty) Harkins of Melrose & Cedar Pond, Milan NH, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was only 59 years old. Born in South Boston on July 12, 1948 to the late William & Helen (Gibbons) Carty, she was raised in South Boston until the age of 8 and then moved to Malden. She graduated from Malden High School, class of 1966. Mrs. Harkins married John P. Harkins and they moved to Melrose in...

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Elizabeth J. Contreas 1916-2008

Elizabeth J. (O'Neil) Contreas passed away at the Hearthstone Alzheimer's Care in Woburn, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. She was 91 years of age. Born in Melrose to the late John & Mary (Kerr) O'Neil, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School & St. Mary's High School. Elizabeth was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Melrose, an excellent seamstress and enjoyed embroidering. Mrs. Contreas was a longtime member of...

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Annina Federico -2008

Annina (Rago) Federico, of Melrose, formerly of the North End, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Feb. 12, 2008 at the age of 76. Annina was born & raised in Italy and moved to America in 1971. She lived in the North End for 15 years and past 21 years in Melrose. Annina was a member of St. Leonard’s Church in the North End and St. Mary’s Church in Melrose for many years. She worked as a Seamstress for several clothing...

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Irene J. Spinney 1923-2008

Irene J. (Daly) Spinney, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Feb. 8, 2008 at the age of 85. Irene was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. She worked as a Sterilization Technician at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for over 15 years until her retirement in 1993. Irene lived in Melrose for the past 64 years and was an avid sports fan, especially loving her Patriots, Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. She...

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Eugene P. Apruzzese 1933-2008

Eugene P. "Gene" Apruzzese of Melrose, died at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford on February 5, 2008 at the age of 74. Gene was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville Trade School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and worked in the Facilities Maintenance Dept. for the City of Somerville for over 20 years before his retirement in the late 1990's. Gene was a longtime Somerville resident and lived the past...

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Edward Vozzella 1928-2008

Edward Vozzella of Saugus, formerly of South Medford, passed, on Monday, February 4, 2008. He was 79 years of age. Mr. Vozzella was born in Medford to the late Erminio & Sadie (DiStacio) Vozzella. He attended Medford schools and was a WWII US Army Veteran, serving with the187th Glider Infantry Regt. and was trained as a paratrooper. After his discharge from the army, Ed lived in Medford for several years before moving to Saugus in 1962; where he...

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Daniel P. Strike 1959-2008

Daniel P. Strike of Melrose, died suddenly at his home on Friday, January 25, 2008. He was only 48 years old. Born on September 9, 1959 in Everett, MA to the late Leonard P. & Mary M. (Lally) Strike, he was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School, class of 1978. He served our country in the United States Army and Army National Guard and then attended Sylvania Tech of Waltham and the Franklin Institute. He then worked for...

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Donald P. Shea 1924-2008

Donald P. Shea passed away at his home in Melrose on Monday, January 21, 2008. He was 83 years of age. Donald was born and raised in Melrose, attended Melrose Schools and has been a lifelong resident. He served in the US Army during WWII. Mr. Shea worked for the Melrose School Department as a custodian at the junior high school for over 20 years, retiring in 1987. He was an avid golfer, playing at MT Hood, Rowley Country Club and other local...

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James E. Murray 1927-2008

James E. Murray of Malden, MA, formerly of Portland, Maine, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the Golden Living Center of Melrose, MA. He was 80 years old. Born on February 13, 1927 in Concord, NH to the late Henry R. & Margaret Murray, he was raised in Concord and attended Casco Bay College. He fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a lighthouse keeper with the United States Coast Guard for 20 years after his service in the...

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Anna B. Urquhart 1909-2008

Anna B. (Smith) Urquhart, of Quincy, formerly of W. Roxbury & originally from Nova Scotia, died Wednesday, January. 16, 2008 at the John Scott Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Braintree, MA. She was 98 years old. Born on February 27, 1909 to the late Albert & Linnie (Stoddart) Smith, she was raised in Nova Scotia until the age of 20. She moved to W. Roxbury and lived there for 50 years and then spent 25 years in Quincy. Anna was very...

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Caryl M. McGrath 1933-2008

Caryl M. (Stapleton) McGrath, of Alton NH, formerly of Saugus, died at her home on Jan. 16, 2008 at the age of 74. Caryl was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1950. She resided in Malden until 1955, lived in Saugus for 30 years and the past 20 years in Alton, NH. Caryl was a member of the Incarnation church & choir for many years. She was the beloved wife of Francis G. McGrath. Devoted daughter of the late...

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Emma R. Doll 1920-2008

Emma R. Doll, 87, passed away at Wingate Nursing Home in Reading on Friday, January 11, 2008. Emma was born in Medford, Massachusetts and graduated from Medford High School. She spent most of her life living in Medford and Melrose, and eighteen years in Lake Mary, Florida, returning to Wakefield, Massachusetts in 1995. Emma worked for Estee Lauder Cosmetics at Bonwit Teller Department Store in Boston for 25 years. She enjoyed working,...

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Mary E. Kirk 1920-2008

Mary E. Kirk died peacefully at the New England Baptist Hospital on January 10, 2008, after a brief illness. She was 87 years of age. Mary was born in Medford and raised in Malden. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School, Class of 1938 and later from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing. She lived in Melrose for over 50 years. Mary worked as a pediatric nurse in the office of Dr. Albert Frank in Malden and at the Home For Little Wanderers...

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Irene Biscoe 1925-2008

Irene (Puzinauskas) Biscoe passed away at the Epoch Senior Care Center in Melrose, on Thursday, January 10, 2008. She was 82 years of age. Irene was born in Lithuania to the late Paul & Sofia (Butkus) Puzinauskas and came to the United States in 1949. Mrs. Biscoe worked as a nursing assistant at the Normandy Nursing Home in Melrose (now the Epoch Nursing Center) for over 15 years. She has been a resident of Melrose for over 50 years as well as a...

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Sara E. Hobbs 1916-2008

Sara E. (O’Callaghan) Hobbs of Melrose, formerly of Chelsea & Revere, died on Friday, January 4, 2007 at the EPOCH Senior Healthcare Center of Melrose. She was 91 years old. Born in Chelsea on July 9, 1916, to the late Cornelius & Anne (Rolfe) O'Callaghan, she was raised in Chelsea and graduated from St. Rose Grammar School & High School, class of 1933. She lived most of her life in Chelsea, 10 years in Revere & 13 years in Melrose. Mrs....

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Joseph Caruso 1928-2008

Joseph Caruso, of Melrose, died at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital on Jan. 8, 2008 at the age of 79. Joe was born in Revere, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School. He went on to earn his degree in Civil Engineering from Franklin Technical Institute in Boston and served in the Army during the Korean War. Joe lived in Everett until 1955 and the past 52 years in Melrose. He worked as a Engineer for Chas. T. Main Engineering...

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Alexandria M. Pitkerwich 1910-2008

Alexandria M. “Linnie” (Rotondi) Pitkerwich passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the Epoch Senior Care Center in Melrose. She was 97 years of age. Daughter of the late George & Maria (Bevilacqua) Rotondi. Linnie was born and raised in Melrose and was a lifelong resident of Melrose. She attended Melrose Schools and was one of the founding members of Incarnation Church. Linnie was a homemaker and had worked as a hairdresser for...

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Albert J. Frazier

Albert J. Frazier 1916-2008

Albert J. Frazier passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 2, 2008, he was 91 years of age. Albert was born in Maine to the late Edward & Mary (Pierce) Frazier and raised in Somerville. He entered the service in 1943 and served with the US Army during WWII for 3 years. Mr. Frazier lived in Woburn for 40 years and Melrose for the past 15 years. Albert worked as a self-employed handy man and talented carpenter, doing odd jobs, roofing...

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Priscilla J. Mooers 1927-2007

Priscilla J. Mooers, of Melrose. died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Dec. 28, 2007 at the age of 80. Priscilla was born in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain and a graduate of Girls Latin High School, Class of 1947. She lived in Boston for many years and Melrose for over 20 years. Priscilla worked as an Office Manager for Dolan Genner Industries in Woburn for several years and loved to travel to the Twin Mountains of New Hampshire, North...

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Albert J. Frazier -2008

Albert J. Frazier passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 2, 2008, he was 91 years of age. Albert was born in Maine to the late Edward & Mary (Pierce) Frazier and raised in Somerville. He entered the service in 1943 and served with the US Army during WWII for 3 years. Mr. Frazier lived in Woburn for 40 years and Melrose for the past 15 years. Albert worked as a self-employed handy man and talented carpenter, doing odd...

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Mary C. Kennedy 1920-2007

Mary C. (Toomey) Kennedy of Lynnfield, died on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital of Boston. She was 87 years old. Born on October 27, 1920 in Revere to the late James J. Toomey & Margaret G. (Duggan) Toomey, she was raised in Chelsea and graduated from St. Rose School, class of 1938. She lived in Chelsea until 1974 until she moved to Lynnfield and was a resident there for 34 years. Mary was a daily communicant...

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Dorothy A. Driscoll -2007

Dorothy A. (Marinelli) Driscoll, of Melrose, died at her home on Dec. 29, 2007 at the age of 72. Dorothy was raised in East Boston & Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1952. After high school, she worked as a Teller for the First National Bank of Malden and an Administrative Assistant for Microwave Associates in Burlington for many years. Dorothy resided in Melrose for 45 years and was a longtime volunteer for the...

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Thomas J. Calt 1914-2007

Thomas J. Calt passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital, on December 20, 2007; he was 93 years of age. Mr. Calt was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and the Boston School of Architectural Design. Tom joined the US Army Air Corps and served as a sergeant for 3 years during WWII. Mr. Calt worked for Payne Furniture in Boston for over 40 years. He worked as a buyer, head of the interior-decorating department and...

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Robert W. Murphy 1921-2007

Robert W. Murphy passed away at Beverly Hospital on December 19, 2007; he was 86 years of age. Bob was born in Boston, raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1941. Mr. Murphy entered the US Navy in June of 1942 and served until 1945. He was involved in many battles in the Pacific and Solomon Islands. Bob was a decorated Disabled American Veteran, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a Presidential Salutation. He...

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