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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Vincent C.  Cerasuolo

Vincent C. Cerasuolo 1932-2019

1932-2019 Vincent C. Cerasuolo of Hudson, NH, formerly of Destin, FL and Melrose, MA passed away on November 7, 2019 at the age of 87. Vincent was born in Medford and resided in Melrose since 1964. The original "McGyver," an extraordinary man of many trades and great stories. He was a proud member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Union Local #3 for 50 years before his retirement. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia ...

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Brian Christian Turley

Brian Christian Turley 1936-2019

Brian Christian Turley passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose on November 6, 2019 after sitting down to enjoy his lunch. He was 83 years old. Brian, or "Tish" as he was known growing up, was born August 4, 1936 in Boston, MA, the fourth and last son to Thomas "TJ" and Winifred Turley. In his youth, Brian enjoyed summers at Camp Hale and Poland Springs Caddy Camp. He was educated at The Fessenden School, Phillips Exeter Academy,...

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Richard L. "Dick" Gallagher

Richard L. "Dick" Gallagher 1946-2019

Richard L. Gallagher "Dick", age 73, of Melrose, passed away on November 7th, 2019. Mr. Gallagher is survived by his devoted wife Stella Gallagher of Melrose, his loving son Keith Gallagher and wife Mindy of Wakefield, his late loving son Donald Gallagher "Donny", his sisters Joan and husband Marty Grella of Venice, Florida, Linda and husband Larry Hyde of Lynn, and his late brother Robert Gallagher. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews...

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Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver

Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver 1958-2019

Joanne D. (Stokes) Driver, of Melrose died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on November 6, 2019. She was only 61 years of age. She enjoyed day trips to Seabrook NH, socializing with friends, watching CNN, big brother, HGTV and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife who always put her family first. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth K. Driver. Loving mother of Kenneth J. Driver & his...

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William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett 1939-2019

William J. 'Bill" Bennett of Melrose passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Bill was born on May 13, 1939 in Medford, MA. He was the son of Margaret and Fredrick Bennett. After graduating from Melvin V. Weldon Vocational High School in 1957, Bill enrolled in the United States Air Force and proudly served his county while in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he came back home and went to work...

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Charles  Frederick Webb

Charles Frederick Webb 1929-2019

Charles Frederick Webb died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on October 28, 2019. He was 90 years of age. Born and raised in Melrose in 1929, he was the son of the late Mary (Coatman) Webb and Raymond E. Webb and married Cynthia Jones Webb in 1951. He graduated and was president of his 1947 Melrose High School Class, Fred also was captain of the MHS Football and Hockey teams and proud to be the running back on the 1947 undefeated football team...

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William L. Hicks, Sr.

William L. Hicks, Sr. 1938-2019

William L. "Bill" Hicks, Sr., of Valrico, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, FL on Oct. 21, 2019 at the age of 81. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Joseph H. Barnes High School in East Boston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and resided in Melrose for 40 years. Bill was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and had a try out as a left handed pitcher for the...

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Walter J. Brown

Walter J. Brown 1928-2019

Walter J. Brown died at the C.W. Young VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL on October 6, 2019. He was 91 years of age. Walter was born in Boston on September 26, 1928 to the late Walter C. & Emelie (Myers) Brown. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Ringe & Latin. Mr. Brown entered the service at the age of 17 and served in the US Marines with pride during WWII and the...

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Alan Hoey

Alan Hoey 1935-2019

Alan Hoey, age 84, of Wakefield, died peacefully October 24, 2019, from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia, surrounded by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Rita (Parziale) Hoey, and his son, Steven Alan Hoey, of Somerville. Al was born in Winthrop in 1935 to Lloyd Francis Hoey and Dorothea (Schueler) Hoey, but did most of his growing up on Upham Street in Melrose. After attending Melrose High School, Kimball Union Academy...

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Phyllis F. (Burns) Amato

Phyllis F. (Burns) Amato 1937-2019

Phyllis F. (Burns) Amato, of Melrose, passed away at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Oct. 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Phyllis was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School. She resided in Malden until 1959, East Boston for 4 years and the past 56 years in Melrose. Phyllis worked as a Bookkeeper for Shawmut Bank in Boston, Metropolitan Bank in Melrose, Mellon Bank and Extra Leasing Company in Boston for 40 years before her...

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Michael P. Merrick

Michael P. Merrick 1979-2019

Michael P. Merrick, of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 11, 2019 at 40 years of age. Michael was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1997. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked for Brox Industries in Dracut as a Laborer for the Laborer's Union Local # 22 for 18 years. Michael was an avid Boston sports fan, enjoyed playing little league baseball in Melrose and football for the Melrose High School Football...

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Elena P. (Fiore) Previte

Elena P. (Fiore) Previte 1925-2019

Elena P. (Fiore) Previte passed away peacefully at The Residence at Melrose Station on Oct. 15, 2019. She was 93 years of age. Elena was born in Boston, MA to Joseph and Stella (Mariani) Fiore on December 21, 1925 and was the middle child of 5 children. She grew up in Hyde Park, MA where she graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1943. She then went on to attend Burdett College to pursue secretarial science education. On Valentine's Day...

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Christina A. (MacKenzie) Franklin

Christina A. (MacKenzie) Franklin 1931-2019

Christina A. (MacKenzie) Franklin passed away at her home in Tewksbury on October 13, 2019. She was 88 years of age. Mrs. Franklin was born in Boston on September 7, 1931 to the late Colin & Christina (Gillis) MacKenzie. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from high school in Dorchester before moving to Melrose. Christina lived in Melrose for over 35 years, Lynnfield for 33 years and in Tewksbury the past few years. She was a wonderful...

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George Angelo Stathopoulos

George Angelo Stathopoulos 1932-2019

George Angelo Stathopoulos died surrounded by his family at Sunrise at Garden Park Nursing Home in Peabody on October 11, 2019. He was 87 years of age. Angelo was born in Everett, on August 24, 1932 to the late Anthony & Sylvia (Pitts) Stathopoulos. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Mr. Stathopoulos entered the US Air Force and served his country with pride during the Korean War. After his discharge from the...

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Shirley (McHatton) Crawford

Shirley (McHatton) Crawford 1928-2019

Shirley (McHatton) Crawford, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Oct. 11, 2019 at the age of 90. Shirley was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1946. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Program Manager for EMARC in Melrose prior to her retirement at the age of 62. Shirley also worked as a Certified Nurses Aid for the Middlesex Fells Nursing Home and as an Operator for...

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Eleanor M. Lynn

Eleanor M. Lynn 1934-2019

Eleanor M. Lynn (1934-2019) Salem resident Eleanor M. Lynn passed away on October 10th at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Eleanor was born in Chelsea, MA Aug 8, 1934 to the late Dr. Robert and Eleanor (Murdock) Lynn. She was raised in Melrose, MA, attending St. Mary's grammar and High Schools, graduating in 1952. She went on to Emmanuel College, graduating in 1956. In the mid-90s, she also...

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Henry W. Botte, Jr.

Henry W. Botte, Jr. 1935-2019

Henry William Botte, Jr., died peacefully in his sleep on October 6, 2019. He lived in Malden and Melrose, Massachusetts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Ogunquit, Maine. Born in Malden in 1935 to Mary (Krukonis) and Henry Botte, he leaves behind his "girl" and wife of 59 years Peggy (Taggart) Botte of Melrose; his children, Linda O'Koniewski and David Bubier of Melrose, Laura Botte and Phelan Fretz of Burlington, Vermont, Tom Botte of Boston...

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Dorothy F. (Drout) Cable

Dorothy F. (Drout) Cable 1929-2019

Dorothy Frances (Drout) Cable, 90, on October 4, 2019. Most recently of Medford, Massachusetts, previously of Tiverton and Newport, Rhode Island. The daughter of James A. and Francis X (O'Rourke) Drout, Dorothy was born and raised in her beloved New York City. She was the mother of four children: Christopher Cable-Cheval of South Dakota, the late James Cable of Rome, New York, Gillian Cable-Murphy of Scituate, Massachusetts, and Victoria...

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Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough

Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough 1929-2019

Dorothy L. (Kelley) Scarborough, of Wells, ME, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover on Sept. 28, 2019 at the age of 89. Dot was born in Worcester, raised in Holden and Cincinnati, OH and a graduate of North College Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for 30 years and Wells, ME for over 25 years. Dot worked as a Secretary for Flowtron in Malden for many years and later worked at the Kittery Maine...

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Mary T. (Keane) O'Brien

Mary T. (Keane) O'Brien 1927-2019

Mary T. (Keane) O'Brien, of Melrose & Saugus, passed away at home on Sept. 27, 2019 at the age of 91. Mary was born & raised in Newton and a graduate of Newton High School. She resided in Medford for 21 years and the past 45 years in Melrose. Mary worked as a Dietitian for the Malden Hospital & Forest Dale Nursing Home, both in Malden and Oosterman's Rest Home & the Normandy House, both in Melrose for many years. She also worked for the Malden...

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Nancy J. DiRienzo

Nancy J. DiRienzo 1957-2019

Nancy J. DiRienzo, of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital with her family by her side on Sept. 24, 2019 at the age of 61. Nancy was raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1976 and went on to attend Bentley University. She worked as a Senior Finance Manager for American Express for many years, was involved with community service, resided in Malden for 20 years and the past 7 years...

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Charles L. Grant

Charles L. Grant 1938-2019

Charles L. Grant passed away in Salem, MA, on September 24, 2019, at the age of 80. Charlie was born in Boston on November 15, 1938 to the late Charles Grant Sr. & Arlean (Dakin) Grant. He was raised in Roxbury and graduated from Charlestown High School. Charlie served his country with pride from 1955-1958 in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Grant lived in Melrose for 20 years and the last 25 years in Salem, MA and Bermuda. ...

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Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor

Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor 1926-2019

Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor died peacefully at home on September 23, 2019. She was 93 years of age. Evelyn was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Axel Edgar & Olga (Hugo) Johnson. She was raised in Barrington, Rhode Island and has lived in Medford for the past 64 years. Evelyn was a homemaker who was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening and spending time with her family on Lake...

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Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo

Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo 1922-2019

Virginia A. (Meuse) Orsillo, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, passed away at the Prescott House in North Andover on Sept. 20, 2019 at the age of 97. Virginia was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, raised in Wakefield, and attended Wakefield High School. She resided in Wakefield for 22 years and Melrose for many years. Virginia worked as a Dietary Aide for the Normandy House Nursing Home in Melrose and the New England Memorial Hospital in...

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Anthony "Tony" DeFlumeri

Anthony "Tony" DeFlumeri 1931-2019

Anthony "Tony" DeFlumeri, of Melrose, passed away at the Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford on September 9, 2019 at the age of 88. Tony was born & raised in Mirabella, Italy and came to America in 1947. He resided in East Boston for over 35 years and the past 35 years in Melrose. Anthony was a caring, humble man with a big heart, who never wanted recognition and enjoyed exercising. He owned an apple orchard in Maine and loved to spend his...

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