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Obituaries

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Paul R. Murphy

Paul R. Murphy 1935-2018

Paul R. Murphy passed away at his home in Salem, NH on October 21,2018.Paul was a cherished and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle--and a friend to many more. He grew up near Fells way West in Medford, the fifth and youngest child to William and Margaret Josephine (Devine) Murphy, Irish immigrants from Wexford and Donegal. He attended Immaculate Conception elementary school and graduated from Medford High School in 1953...

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Louise C. DeChristopher

Louise C. DeChristopher 1923-2018

Louise C. DeChristopher of Stoneham (formerly of Chelsea) died peacefully on October 4th 2018. She was the loving daughter of the late John A and Mary (D'lacono) DeChristopher. Louise graduated from Chelsea High School in 1941. She went on to attend secretarial school in Boston and quickly landed a job she loved with the Social Security Office in Chelsea. She was very proud of her service to the federal government and retired after 30 plus years...

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Luigi Zeraschi

Luigi Zeraschi 1930-2018

Luigi Zeraschi of Melrose, passed away at his home on October 20, 2018, at the age of 88. Born in Bardi, Italy and raised on a farm in the Northern Mountains. Luigi served in the Italian Military and was an Altar boy until the age of 18. Separated only by a church, he married the girl next door, Rita Sidoli, from the little village of Rugarlo on July 6th, 1957. Luigi arrived in America in May of 1958, settled in the North End, and began work as...

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Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown

Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown 1933-2018

Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on October 21, 2018. She was 85 years of age. Theresa was born in Melrose on January 13, 1933 to the late Patrick & Margaret (Walsh) McCormack. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School, Class of 1951. Mrs. McCormack was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Melrose and had previously worked at Transitron in Melrose and was a...

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Joan M. (Killam) Cabral

Joan M. (Killam) Cabral 1937-2018

Joan M. (Killam) Cabral, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on October 20, 2018 at the age of 80. Joan was born in Boston, MA on December 19, 1937 to Frank & Catherine (Sullivan) Killam. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School. Joan worked for Verizon for 32 years in the marketing department. She always had a smile and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Joan was the beloved wife of Edward J....

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Eveline E. Schneeberger

Eveline E. Schneeberger 1934-2018

Dr. Eveline E. Schneeberger, died in her apartment at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the age of 84 after a brief illness. She was an amazing woman who lived a very full and productive life and will be remembered for her intelligence, elegance, independence, as well as being somebody with the courage to speak her mind. Eveline, was born in The Hague, Holland, to Werner and Elsa (Graf) Schneeberger. From...

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Vincent J. "Vinnie" Pennachio, Sr.

Vincent J. "Vinnie" Pennachio, Sr. 1941-2018

Vincent J. Pennachio Jr., of Malden, passed away on October 19, 2018 at the age of 76. Vinnie was born in Cambridge on December 4, 1941 to the late Vincent J. Sr. and Margaret (Marchese) Pennachio. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Vinnie married the love of his life, the late Lois (MacFadgen) Pennachio in Somerville on September 15, 1963. Vinnie was a great man who was loved by many people; he was known...

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Charles Douglas Welch

Charles Douglas Welch 1951-2018

Charles Douglas Welch passed away suddenly at his home in Melrose, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He was 67 years of age. Charles was born in Winchester to the late George & Lois (Gill- Hogan) Welch. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1969. Mr. Welch received his Bachelor's in Education from Southwest Missouri State University. Charles traveled extensively with his wife Karen who served her country with...

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Mary V. (McKay) Doucette

Mary V. (McKay) Doucette 1929-2018

Mary V. (McKay) Doucette passed away at her home in Sandown New Hampshire on October 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years of age. Mary was born in Salem, MA on November 20, 1929 to the late James & Catherine (Connolly) McKay. She was raised in Salem and graduated from St. James Grammar School and St. James High School, Class of 1947. After high school, Mary went on to graduate from Hickox Business School in Boston, Class of...

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Pasquale Cataldo

Pasquale Cataldo 1946-2018

Pasquale Cataldo of Melrose, formerly of East Boston and Mirabella, Italy, passed away suddenly on October 12, 2018, age 72. Pasquale loved spending time with his family through many summers spent in Italy-especially on the beach enjoying gelato with his grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone that asked - and was one of the most soft spoken and kind hearted men you would ever meet. He was a wizard with his hands - and...

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Richard F. "Richie" LaRocque

Richard F. "Richie" LaRocque 1947-2018

Richard F. "Richie" LaRocque, of Peabody, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Oct. 6, 2018 at the age of 71. Richie was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. After high school, Richie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He resided in Somerville for many years, Melrose for 36 years and Peabody for the last 5 years. Richie worked as an Employees Committee...

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Mary E. (Donnelly) Cihak

Mary E. (Donnelly) Cihak 1942-2018

Mary Elizabeth (Donnelly) Cihak passed away peacefully at her home in Melrose on October 3, 2018. She was 76 years of age. Mary was born in Boston on July 9, 1942 to the late John and Josephine (Burns) Donnelly. She spent her early childhood in Jamaica Plain before moving to Dedham. Mary graduated from Dedham High School and went on to graduate from Shepard Gill School of Nursing as a Licensed Practicing Nurse. Mary spent over 25 years working...

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Francis L. "Frank"  LaPlante, Jr.

Francis L. "Frank" LaPlante, Jr. 1938-2018

Francis L. "Frank" LaPlante, Jr., of Saugus, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Oct. 3, 2018 at 80 years of age. Frank was born in Charlestown, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He went on to attend Merrimack College and resided in Melrose until age 30 and the past 54 years in Saugus. Frank worked as an Electronic Technician for the Boston Naval Shipyard for 30 years and Marine Systems in...

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Joan C. (Lawton) Milo

Joan C. (Lawton) Milo 1936-2018

Joan C. Milo passed away at Blueberry Hill Healthcare in Beverly on October 1, 2018. She was 82 years of age. Joan was born in Melrose on September 2, 1936 to the late Daniel & Jeannette (Paprazynski) Lawton. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & High School and received her associated degree from Bunker Hill Community College many years later. She worked for the New England Telephone Company as an operator and then as a...

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Robert N. "Bobby" Madden

Robert N. "Bobby" Madden 1938-2018

Robert "Bobby" N. Madden of Melrose, passed away on September 29th, 2018 at the age of 80. Bobby was born in Everett, MA on June 7, 1938 to the late John and Marion (Hutchinson) Madden. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He served honorably in the National Guard, and also served the City of Everett for over 35 years as a fireman. During his retirement, Bobby drove for Station Crossing Assisted Living in Melrose...

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Theresa D. (Bavaro) Kapchus

Theresa D. (Bavaro) Kapchus 1922-2018

Theresa Dorothy (Bavaro) Kapchus, 95, of Melrose, died on September 28. She was the wife of the late Alphonse Kapchus; sister of Joseph Bavaro of Lynn, MA; mother of the late Donna Kapchus Guidara and her husband John of Winchester, MA; Paul Kapchus and his wife Deborah of Enfield, CT. Grandmother of Keith Guidara and his wife Nicole of Winchester, MA; Alyssa Guidara Moog and her husband Jonathon of Western Springs, IL; Adam Kapchus and his wife...

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Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley

Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley 1947-2018

Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley passed away at Winchester Hospital on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 71. Nancy was born in Everett on April 30, 1947; she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett Vocational School. Nancy worked at Bank of Boston for over 25 years before becoming a dedicated wife and mother. Mrs. O'Malley lived in Everett for many years and in Malden for the past 32 years. Her favorite times were the ones spent with...

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Nicole C. Child

Nicole C. Child 1962-2018

Nicole C. Child passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday 21, 2018. She was 55 years of age. Nicole was traveling to Boston to visit family when she suffered from a medical event at Logan International Aiport. She was born in Hong Kong, China, was raised in Hong Kong & England. She graduated from Hull University in England. Nicole had a green thumb, loved gardening and loved tending to her beautiful gardens at her home in England....

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Joseph V. Diggin

Joseph V. Diggin 1950-2018

Joseph V. Diggin passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68 years of age. Joseph was born in Boston on February 1, 1950 to the late Edward & Alice (Thornton) Diggin. He was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Dorchester High School and attended Boston State College. Joseph lived in Malden for several years and has been a resident of Melrose since 1977. Mr. Diggin...

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Claire L.(Meuse) Scarborough

Claire L.(Meuse) Scarborough 1937-2018

Claire Lucille (Meuse) Scarborough, 81, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018. She had been in failing health and was residing at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, MA. Claire was the youngest of three children born to the late Walter and Sadie Meuse on February 6, 1937 in Winchester, Massachusetts. Raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts she attended St. Joseph's School and then Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, graduating in 1954....

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Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker

Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker 1930-2018

Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on September 26, 2018. Carolyn was born in Arlington on November 1, 1930 to the late John E. & Dolores (Kenny) Williams. She was raised in Medford, attended Lincoln Elementary, Lincoln Junior High School and from Medford High School, Class 1948. Mrs. Walker worked in the garment industry before marriage, raised her...

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James E. "Jim" Grayson

James E. "Jim" Grayson 1939-2018

James E. "Jim" Grayson returned home to God joining his beloved daughter Kathy Abramo on September 22, 2018. He was 79 years of age. Jim was born in Cambridge on February 24, 1939 to the late John J. & Margaret Alice (Donaghy) Grayson. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge Ringe & Latin High School and attended Bentley College. He was the director of grants & contracts at MIT, the New England Medical Center for 16 years and...

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Ruth E. (Faulkner) Hussey

Ruth E. (Faulkner) Hussey 1922-2018

Ruth E. Hussey Sept. 4, 1922 – Sept. 16, 2018 September 16, 2018, twelve days after her 96th birthday, we lost Ruth E. Hussey formerly of Everett, MA. Known to all as "Gram" or "Aunt Ruthie," she was born the 8th of 9 children on September 4, 1922 in Dubois, PA. Tragically, at the age of 4, while her father, Edward Faulkner, was in Massachusetts preparing to move his family to Everett, his wife, Myrtle (Stoddard) and her 10th child were...

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Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen

Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen 1931-2018

Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen, age 86, passed peacefully in her sleep on September 7, 2018. She was born in Cambridge on December 23, 1931 to the late Martin and Emily (Donnelly) Larson. Clara was raised in Roxbury and Randolph, lived in Malden for many years and in Melrose since 1994. She worked for many years until her retirement as a cook with the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. Clara had a passion for cooking, was a gourmet cook & baker and...

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Mary C. (A'Hearn) Vesprini

Mary C. (A'Hearn) Vesprini 1930-2018

Mary C. Vesprini, 88, beloved wife and mother, passed away quietly on September 13th, 2018 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a long period of declining health. Born on April 17th, 1930, in Revere Massachusetts Mary was the only child of Cornelius and Cecelia (Hurley) Ahearn. On her mother's side, Mary hailed from the colorful Hurley Family, proprietors of many popular amusement attractions in the heyday of Revere Beach. She grew...

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