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Jean Marie (Sullivan) Bennett

Jean Marie (Sullivan) Bennett 1938-2011

Jean Marie (Sullivan) Bennett passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2011. She was 72 years of age. Jean was born in Melrose on December 6, 1938 to the late Julian & Julia (Gilligan) Sullivan. She was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and Melrose High School. Mrs. Bennett worked for over 20 years at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham in the house keeping department. Jean has been a resident of...

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Charles E. "Charlie" Dempsey

Charles E. "Charlie" Dempsey 1941-2011

Charles E. "Charlie" Dempsey, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston & Revere, died at home on Oct. 25, 2011 at the age of 70. Charlie was born in Winthrop, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School. He worked as a Mill Worker for the New England Casket Company in East Boston for 43 years before retiring in 2004. Charlie resided in Revere for 20 years and Melrose for the past 3 years. He was a member of the U.S. Steelworker's...

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Robert Michael Vuillemenot

Robert Michael Vuillemenot 1941-2011

Robert Michael Vuillemenot passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, October 10, 2011. He was 70 years of age. He was born in New York City on May 12, 1941, the son of Leontine Vuillemenot and the late Robert Vuillemenot. He was raised in New Jersey and has been a resident of Melrose since 1971. He met his future wife, Carol Griffith, at Michigan State University. They were married on May 29, 1964 in St. Mary's Church in Paw Paw,...

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Gerard Desforges MD

Gerard Desforges MD 1919-2011

Gerard Desforges MD passed away at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital on October 4, 2011 at the age of 92. Dr. Desforges was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 25, 1919 to the late Amedie and Delia (LaFond) Desforges. He was raised in Springfield, was graduated from Classical High School 1938; from American International College in Springfield 1942, Cum Laude; and from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston 1945. While at Tufts...

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Margaret E. (Kiley) Tivnan

Margaret E. (Kiley) Tivnan 1920-2011

Margaret E. (Kiley) Tivnan passed away at the Emeritus at Cherry Hill in Danvers, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. She was 90 years of age. Margaret was born on the Kiley Farm in Melrose on October 29,1920 to the late Michael & Lillian (Higgins) Kiley. She was raised in Melrose, attended Winthrop Elementary School, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938 and from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. Margaret worked as a...

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Frederick J. Kress

Frederick J. Kress 1945-2011

Frederick J. "Fred" Kress of Melrose died at his home on Saturday, October 1, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was 66 years old. Born on August 14, 1945 in Melrose, a son to the late Albert & Angela (Casey) Kress, he was raised in Melrose and a 1964 graduate of Melrose High School. Mr. Kress enlisted in the United States Navy before graduating high school and then served for 6 years, two of them active duty during the Vietnam War. ...

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Suzanne M. (Masci) MacKinnon

Suzanne M. (Masci) MacKinnon 1948-2011

Suzanne M. (Masci) MacKinnon passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Wednesday September 28, 2011. She was 62 years of age. Suzanne was born in Cambridge on December 7, 1948, was raised in Cambridge, Somerville and Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School, Class of 1967. Mrs. MacKinnon worked as a medical assistant for the Lahey Clinic in Arlington for 23 years. She enjoyed cooking, large crowds and entertaining....

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George F. Beeman, Jr.

George F. Beeman, Jr. 1920-2011

George F. Beeman Jr., of Malden, died at the Epoch of Melrose on Sept. 28, 2011 at the age of 91. George was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII. After returning from the war, George attended Franklin Institute in Boston. He resided in West Roxbury until the age of 38 and Malden for most of his life. George worked as a Civil Engineer at the Dept. of Transportation in Boston for the...

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Donald J. Buckley

Donald J. Buckley 1931-2011

Donald J. Buckley, of Sandown, NH, formerly of Boxford, died at the Holy family Hospital in Methuen on Sept. 26, 2011 at the age of 79. Donald was born in Melrose and raised in Malden & Woburn. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan during the Korean War. Don went on to earn his business degree from the University of New Hampshire, Class of 1959. He worked as a Specialty Assembler for Energy Sciences in Wilmington for 15 years and resided in...

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Mary L. (Chaulk) Polk

Mary L. (Chaulk) Polk 1935-2011

Mary Lou (Chaulk) Polk, of Melrose, died at the Epoch Senior Center in Melrose on Sept. 22, 2011 at the age of 76. Mary was born & raised in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School. She went on to earn her nursing degree in the first graduating class from the Melrose Wakefield School of Nursing. Mary worked as a Maternity Nurse at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for 44 years. She was always very generous with her time & means, an avid Boston...

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Lawrence F. Lewis

Lawrence F. Lewis 1952-2011

Lawrence F. Lewis, of Melrose, died at the Wakefield Care & Rehab in Wakefield on Sept. 12, 2011 at the age of 59. Larry was born & raised in Lynn and a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1970. He went on to earn his Business Degree from Bentley College in 1974. Larry worked as a Programmer in the Claims Recovery Dept. at Blue Cross & Blue Shields in Quincy for 28 years before retiring in 2007. He was also a member of the Sterling...

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George D. Burns

George D. Burns 1940-2011

George D. Burns of Melrose died Monday, September 12, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was only 71 years old. Born on April 8, 1940 in Brighton, a son to the late George A. & Eleanor (Buckley) Burns, he was raised in Reading and a 1958 graduate of Reading High School where he set many records as a runner with the track team. Mr. Burns enlisted in the United States Army and served our country proudly during the Vietnam War....

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Eugene H. "Chick" McCarthy

Eugene H. "Chick" McCarthy 1949-2011

Eugene H. "Chick" McCarthy Jr. passed away at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. McCarthy was born in Melrose to the late Eugene H. & Barbara (Jack) McCarthy on August 24, 1949. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1967 and has been a lifelong resident. Mr. McCarthy was an active duty Captain on the Melrose Fire Department where he has worked the past 34 years. Chick...

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Mary L. O'Brien

Mary L. O'Brien 1921-2011

Mary L. O'Brien passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, on Friday, September 1, 2011, at the age of 90. Mary was born in Boston to the late Edward F. & Marie F. (Gill) O'Brien. She was raised in Boston, graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Roxbury in 1938, Emmanuel College in Boston Class of 1942 and received her Master's in education from Boston College in 1957. Miss O'Brien worked as a school teacher 45 years. Mary taught school for the...

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George T. Duffy

George T. Duffy 1930-2011

George T. & Grampy Duffy, of Melrose, died at the Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH on Aug. 30, 2011 at the age of 81. George was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School and Tufts University in Medford. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and resided in Melrose since 1968. George worked as a Manager for General Motors in Boston for 35 years before retiring at the age of 63. He was the beloved husband...

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Brendan J. Cogavin

Brendan J. Cogavin 1956-2010

Brendan J. Cogavin passed away suddenly in Boston, on December 8, 2010. He was 54 years of age. Brendan was born in County Galway, Ireland on April 25, 1956 to the late Edward & Margaret (Hogarty) Cogavin. He was raised in Ireland, moved to the United States in 1972 and graduated from Medford High School. Brendan lived in Medford, Somerville, Stoneham and the past 12 years in Malden. He was a self employed electrician, owned & operated Brendan...

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Peter Leonard

Peter Leonard 1931-2010

Peter Leonard of Melrose & formerly of Reengaroga, Baltimore, Ireland died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. Born on May 1, 1931, in Reengaroga, Ireland, a son to the late John & Ellen (O'Driscoll) Leonard, he came to the United States in 1954. Mr. Leonard joined the U. S. Navy and served our country proudly, taking the maiden voyage on the USS...

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Paul D. Farrell

Paul D. Farrell 1965-2010

Paul D. Farrell died suddenly on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital; he was 45 years of age. Paul was born in Malden on September 19, 1965, was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1983. He worked in sales for Sears in Burlington for over 10 years and the past 5 years at the Home Depot Expo Store in Burlington. Mr. Farrell was a lifelong resident of Melrose, enjoyed candlepin bowling, playing...

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Rosemarie Sforza

Rosemarie Sforza 1926-2010

Rosemarie (Pilato) Sforza passed away in Lynnfield on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Rosemarie was born in Boston to the late Anthony & Catherine (Siciliano) Pilato, raised in the South End, graduated from Girls High in the South End and from D'Anthony School of Cosmetology. Mrs. Sforza was a licensed cosmetologist working for Amando of Italy in Arlington for a few years and Count Down Beauty Salon in North Cambridge for many years. Rosemarie read...

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Mary E. Morrissey

Mary E. Morrissey 1928-2010

Mary E. "Betty" (Duffy) Morrissey passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. She was 82 years of age. Betty was born in Boston, on August 18, 1928 a daughter to the late John & Mary (Campbell) Duffy; she was raised in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School. Mrs. Morrissey was a homemaker and worked as a supervisor for a few years at Raytheon, prior to raising her family. Mary had been a resident of Melrose for 52 years, enjoyed...

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Shirley T. Donahue

Shirley T. Donahue 1943-2010

Shirley T. (Buczak) Donahue passed away at Falmouth Hospital on Sunday, October 17, 2010. She was 67 years of age. Shirley was born in Taunton, MA on June 6, 1943 to the late Stanley & Stephania (Buczek) Buczak. She was raised in Taunton and graduated from Taunton High School. Mrs. Donahue lived in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 5 years in Falmouth. Shirley was a homemaker and had her own cleaning business for several years. She was a...

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Ronald P. Sullivan

Ronald P. Sullivan 1943-2010

Ronald P. "Sully" Sullivan passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was 67 years of age. Ronald was born in Melrose on September 5, 1943, was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School in Melrose and Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1961. Mr. Sullivan has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Sully worked as a carpet & tile installer for McHale Tile & Carpet of Melrose for over 30 years....

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Robert E. Hawkes

Robert E. Hawkes 1939-2010

Robert E. Hawkes passed away at the Meadow View in North Reading on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 71. Robert was born in Cambridge on July 8, 1939 to the late Harold A. & Leta J. (Bowen) Hawkes, was raised in Billerica and graduated from Somerville Trade School. Mr. Hawkes worked as a machinist for Custom Machine in Woburn for a few years, construction for Schofield Forms for several years and for the Belofram Corporation for 15 years....

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Robert E. Drew, Sr.

Robert E. Drew, Sr. 1928-2010

Robert E. Drew Sr. passed away at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the age of 82. Robert was born in Malden on January 18, 1928 to the late Elmer & Mildred (Weeks) Drew. He was raised in Everett & Malden, lived in Melrose for 40 years, 15 years in Salem, NH and the past 2 years in Arizona. Mr. Drew served in the Marines during WWII. Robert summered on Sokokis Lake in Limerick, Maine since 1970, where he enjoyed...

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Roberta Jean Williams

Roberta Jean Williams 1957-2010

Roberta Jean (DiFilippo) "Bobbie" Williams of Melrose, died Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was only 52 years old. Born on December 27, 1957 in Stoneham, she was raised in Malden and a 1975 graduate of Malden High School. Bobbie worked part time at the Bank of Boston in Malden Square for 10 years but her real job was taking care of her family and three children. She loved her kids, bingo and...

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