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Anne Louise (Flanagan) Thompson

Anne Louise (Flanagan) Thompson 1927-2020

Anne Louise (Flanagan) Thompson died peacefully with her daughters by her side on February 17, 2020. An avid lover of American history, particularly Abraham Lincoln, it was fitting she passed on Presidents' Day. Anne was a long-time resident of Milton. She attended Jeanne d'Arc Academy in Milton and received her Bachelor's Degree in education from Leslie College She loved her time teaching at the Dean S. Luce Elementary School in Canton. ...

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Stuart  F. Holm, Jr

Stuart F. Holm, Jr 1926-2020

Stuart F. Holm, Jr., 93 0f Melrose passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Stuart was born May 1, 1926 in Melrose, son of the late Stuart and Mae (Tierney) Holm. He was a resident of Melrose for most of his life. Stuart was a graduate of Immaculate Conception in Malden and Melrose High School. He was a WW II United States Marine veteran and held the rank of Corporal. Stuart...

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Arlene A. McGrory

Arlene A. McGrory 1943-2020

Arlene A. McGrory, 76, of Malden passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Elmhurst Healthcare following a lengthy illness. She is the loving spouse of Karen A. Wheelock with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. Arlene was born November 28, 1943 in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lillian E. (Schoellhamer) McGrory. Arlene was raised by her mother's second husband the late Norman Hacket. She was a resident of Malden for over...

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Elinor E. (Shea) Murphy

Elinor E. (Shea) Murphy 1936-2020

Elinor E. (Shea) Murphy, formerly of Melrose and Salem, NH, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on February 12, 2020. She was 83 years of age. Ellie was a cherished and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Born in Charlestown, she grew up near Oak Grove in Malden, the fourth of six children to Francis and Helen Shea. She graduated from Malden High School in 1954 and worked for several years for the...

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Richard M. Morrissey

Richard M. Morrissey 1924-2020

Richard M. Morrissey died at his home in Beverly on February 10, 2020; he was 95 years of age. He was born in Charlestown on July 13, 1924 to the late Richard & Mary (Ricketts) Morrissey. Richard was raised in Charlestown, graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston before entering the US Navy. Mr. Morrissey served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. After his discharge from the US Navy he joined the Boston Fire Department....

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Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich

Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich 1935-2020

Dorothy Anne (Hogan) Rich died at the Wingate at Haverhill Nursing Home, on February 11, 2020. She was 84 years of age. Dorothy was born in Boston on March 23, 1935 to the late Patrick & Margaret (Gordon) Hogan. She was raised in Dorchester until the age of 15 and then moved to Medford. Dorothy graduated from Medford High School and lived in Medford from 1950-1959, Everett for a couple of years, Stoneham from 1964-1980 and in Melrose since 1980....

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Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval

Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval 1926-2020

Mrs. Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval, 93, of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Life Care Center of Stoneham following a lengthy illness. She is the wife of the late Frederick Duval. Helen was born on February 17, 1926 in Quincy, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Schatzel) Hurliman. Helen grew up in Quincy and graduated from St. Mary's High School, she resided in Melrose for the past 69 years. Helen worked at Lamson...

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Patricia Ann (Gowell) McDevitt

Patricia Ann (Gowell) McDevitt 1937-2020

Patricia A. (Gowell) McDevitt, of Melrose, died February 13th, 2020 at the age of 82. She was born in Boston on May 12, 1937 to Joseph and Bertha (Johnson) Gowell. Patricia was raised in Malden and graduated from the Cheverus School. She always remained involved with the Cheverus School, and was involved with the planning of its 100th Anniversary celebration. Mrs. McDevitt was a longtime member of the North Shore Irish Association and always...

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Nancy R. Montgomery

Nancy R. Montgomery 1945-2020

Nancy Ruth Montgomery of Melrose passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on February 3, 2020 at the age of 74. Nancy was born in Woburn and lived in Melrose her entire life. She worked 30 years for the New England Telephone Company in Boston before her retirement. Nancy had many interests including bingo with her favorite friends, knitting, sailing, reading, but mostly loved talking about her nieces, nephew and great...

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John M. Williams, Sr.

John M. Williams, Sr. 1927-2020

Mr. John M. Williams, Sr., 92, of Melrose passed away on Monday February 10, 2020 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House following a brief illness. He is the loving husband of the late M. Bernadette "Bernie" (Lucey) Williams with whom he share 68 years of marriage. John was born March 14, 1927 in Everett, son of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Costigan) Williams. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1945....

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Rita A. (Babcock) Bernhard

Rita A. (Babcock) Bernhard 1932-2020

Rita (Babcock) Bernhard, 87, of Melrose, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on February 6, 2020. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Bernhard. Loving mother of Lisa Bernhard of Melrose, Rita Croteau & her husband Richard of South Yarmouth, Thomas Bernhard & his wife Robin of Melrose, Kevin Bernhard of Melrose, James Bernhard & his wife Ruth of Plainville, and Debra Norris & her husband Dana of Melrose. Cherished...

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Eileen C. (McLean) Graham

Eileen C. (McLean) Graham 1930-2020

Eileen C. (McLean) Graham passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on February 3, 2020 at the age of 89. Eileen was born in Dorchester on February 9, 1930 to the late Joseph F. & Alice (McDonald) McLean. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from St. Gregory School in Dorchester and from University of Massachusetts Boston (formerly Boston State Teacher's College) with a bachelor's degree. Eileen taught kindergarten in the Boston...

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Arthur R. "Ross" Puopolo Jr.

Arthur R. "Ross" Puopolo Jr. 1964-2020

Arthur R. "Ross" Puopolo, Jr., 55, of Saugus passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 in Lahey Clinic Burlington following a lengthy illness. Ross was born May 13, 1964 in Malden, he is the son of Loretta J. Puopolo of Saugus and the late Arthur R. Puopolo, Sr. He was a resident of Saugus for most of his life. Ross graduated from Everett Vocational High School.Ross was a Truck Driver for Caruso Brothers in Revere for many years.Ross was a...

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Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson

Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson 1940-2020

Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on February 3, 2020. She was 79 years of age. Mary Louise was born in Peabody on September 20, 1940 to the late Cornelius & Marguerite (McDermott) Buckley. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School, and St. Mary's High School. She was a 1962 graduate of Salem State University and was extremely proud of following her mother into a teaching degree as...

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Robert M. Van Kirk

Robert M. Van Kirk 1928-2020

Robert M. Van Kirk died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 27, 2020 at the age of 91. He was born in Columbia, NJ on October 22, 1928 to the late Marvin & Grace (Kinney) Van Kirk. Robert was raised in Belvidere, NJ, graduated from Belvidere High School in 1947 and entered the US Navy in 1948. Mr. Van Kirk served in the Navy for 30 years, served in the Korean & Vietnam Wars and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. After his retirement from the...

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James D. Shaer

James D. Shaer 1958-2020

James D. "Jim" Shaer of Melrose was known to many as a person who helped others and worked for the greater good in his community, state, region and nation while being a devoted family man. He consistently reached such heights in daily life and his 40-year career in public policy and service, government relations and media. Jim died Saturday, February 1st. He was 61. Jim is survived by his wife of 26 years, Nancy (Tine) Shaer, recently...

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Richard J. Casey

Richard J. Casey 1936-2020

Richard J. Casey (Chick) of Atkinson NH, formerly of Melrose MA, passed away on January 31, 2020 with his loving family at his side following a lengthy illness. He is the husband of Mary-Ann (Rossano) Casey with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Richard was born May 17, 1936 in Peabody MA, he is the son of the late David and Alice (Goodelski) Casey. He was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1955. Richard was the owner of...

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Myrna (Levine) Bizzaro

Myrna (Levine) Bizzaro 1943-2020

Mrs. Myrna (Levine) Bizzaro, 76, of Wakefield entered into rest on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Tewksbury Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was the loving wife of Robert Bizzaro with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Myrna was born May 5, 1943 in Lynn, she is the daughter of the late David and Florence (Wax) Levine. She grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1962. Myrna went on to further her education...

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Eugene I. "Gene" Prior

Eugene I. "Gene" Prior 1930-2020

Eugene I. "Gene" Prior, of Melrose, died surrounded by family, at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on January 28, 2020. He was 89 years of age. Gene was born in South Boston and raised in Somerville, a graduate of Malden Catholic High School Class of 1947. He went to work out of high school and then served in the Army in the early 1950s before attending college. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Boston College in 1959/1960....

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Elaine Rose (Dinati) Harrington

Elaine Rose (Dinati) Harrington 1949-2020

Elaine Rose (Dinati) Harrington died at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH on January 27, 2020. She was 70 years of old. Elaine was born and raised in Melrose, attended Melrose Schools and lived most of her life in Melrose. Elaine has been a resident of Raymond, NH for the past 32 years. Elaine was a dedicated mother and grandmother who cherished the times spent with her family. She loved carrying on the tradition of making homemade pizza with...

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Gertrude R. Petrino

Gertrude R. Petrino 1930-2020

Gertrude "Trudy" Rose (, DeSandis) Petrino passed away at home surrounded by family and friends in Rockport, MA on January 10, 2020. She was 89 years of age. Trudy was born in Malden on June 28, 1930 to the late Joseph & Josephine (Lauro) DeSandis. She was raised in Everett, MA. Trudy lived in Melrose, MA for over 60 years. She also had a home in Pocasset, Ma from 1987-1993. She spent winters in Naples, Florida. Trudy graduated from...

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Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley

Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley 1929-2020

Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley passed away at her home in New Hampshire on January 25, 2020. She was 90 years of age. Noreen was born in Boston on June 12, 1929 to the late John J. & Alice L. (Stock) Maguire. She was raised in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1946 and received her associates degree in Spanish from Bunker Hill Community College. Mrs. Morley lived in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 10 years in...

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Norma M.(Johannessen) Burke

Norma M.(Johannessen) Burke 1919-2020

Norma M. (Johannessen) Burke, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Melrose, died January 23rd, 2020 at the age of 100. She was born in Everett, MA on June 17, 1919 to the late Christian and Henrietta (Hanson) Johannessen. She was raised in East Boston and attended East Boston High School. She would later move to Melrose with her late husband William where they would raise their family and live for over 30 years. Norma was a member of St. Mary's...

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Karen A.  McManus

Karen A. McManus 1963-2020

Karen A. McManus passed away suddenly on January 21, 2020, at the age of 56. Karen was a 1981 graduate of Melrose High School and attended Bunker Hill Community College. Most of her working career was as a Central Office Technician for the New England Telephone Company until she retired. Karen loved to read, do crossword puzzles, and was an avid movie buff. Karen had a great sense of humor and was easy to talk to. She was beautiful,...

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William F. "Bill" Kelleher

William F. "Bill" Kelleher 1923-2020

William F. "Bill" Kelleher, of Everett, died January 23, 2020, at the age of 96. Bill was born in Everett on July 1, 1923 to Cornelius and Mary (O'Leary) Kelleher. He was raised in Everett and lived most of his life there. Bill came from a large Irish family. Both of his parents immigrated from Macroom, County Cork, Ireland. He was one of eight children, including a baby brother John who died at 15 months, and a brother Jerimiah who died at...

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