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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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Evan H. Shu

Evan H. Shu 1953-2020

Evan H. Shu, FAIA March 4, 1953 – January 12, 2020 Evan Shu was born in 1953 and raised in Seattle, Washington. He was the son of Dr. Evan H. Shu, a displaced person from the Communist Revolution in China, and Dr. Ruby Inouye, a Japanese American woman who left the internment camps to finish college and attend medical school during WWII. Evan attended Franklin High School in Seattle. Upon graduation, he enrolled in Stanford...

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Angela C. (Cimino) Ross

Angela C. (Cimino) Ross 1923-2020

Angela C. (Cimino) Ross, of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on January 16, 2020. She was 97 years of age. Angela was the beloved wife of 66 years to the late Robert E. Ross. Loving mother Lucille I. Bates & her husband Robert of Medford and Robert E. Ross Jr. & his wife Sandra of Boxford. Cherished grandmother of Ronald Vining, Steven Ross & his wife Riddhi and Kaleigh Ross. Sister of Doris Cimino & Joseph Cimino. Also survived...

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Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan

Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan 1931-2020

Rev. Lawrence F. Sullivan, of Peabody, passed into eternal life on Friday, January 10 after a long illness. He was 88. Son of the late Daniel J. & Margaret M. (Murphy) Sullivan. Father Larry was born and raised in Medford. After studying at St. John Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. He served in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston: in Natick, Maynard, Brockton, Milton, Weymouth, Revere, and Chelsea. He was known...

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Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault

Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault 1930-2020

Lorraine (Andrews) Amerault, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away on January 8th, 2020 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife, of 70 years, of Donald Amerault of Wakefield. Loving mother of Jennifer Currie & her husband Doug of Winchester, David Amerault & his wife Shannon of Wakefield, and Stephen Romine of Woodstock, NY. Proud grandmother of Samantha Amerault, Colin Currie & his wife Kate, and Cameron Currie. Loving sister of...

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John Patrick Gill

John Patrick Gill 1968-2020

God called home John Patrick Gill on Thursday, January 9, 2020. John died at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side. He was 51 years of age. John was born in Cambridge on May 15, 1968. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from Minuteman High School in Lexington where he was the Class President. John was the former husband of Carla (Melillo) Gill. Loving father of Anna Rose Gill, Anthony John Gill, Mary Francis Gill,...

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Rita (Sullivan) Bushee

Rita (Sullivan) Bushee 1938-2020

Rita Bushee (Sullivan), 81, born December 11, 1938, passed away peacefully January 6, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born to the late Bernard and Helen Sullivan, Rita was one of six children. Originally an Everett native, she moved to Melrose after marrying the love of her life, John Bushee. Rita and John were married for 57 wonderful years, raising five daughters together. Rita loved watching the Boston Red Sox and New...

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Mary "Mae" (Hardiman) Fitzmaurice

Mary "Mae" (Hardiman) Fitzmaurice 1919-2019

Mary "Mae" (Hardiman) Fitzmaurice, of Melrose, died December 30th, 2019 at the age of 100. Born in Medford, MA on May 8th, 1919 to Martin and Margaret (Moriarty) Hardiman, Mary was raised in Malden and attended Malden Schools before moving to Melrose with her family in 1962. Mary worked at the former Malden Hospital, performing EKG's. She was a Nurse's Aide, working in various nursing homes throughout the area as well as providing private...

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Mary A. (Walters) Wallace

Mary A. (Walters) Wallace 1935-2019

Mary Altah (Walters) Wallace, age 84, of Winchester, formerly of Melrose, MA., Thompson, CT., and St. Petersburg, FL, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Albert W. Wallace. Cherished mother of Jennifer Wallace and her husband Gerald Sniegocki of Melrose, Geoffrey Wallace and his wife Emelia of Danielson, CT., Mary Anne Fontaine and her husband Brian of Thompson, CT., and Jamie Wallace and...

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Lillian (Alessandrini) Ventura

Lillian (Alessandrini) Ventura 1926-2020

Mrs. Lillian (Alessandrini) Ventura, 93, of Melrose formerly of Malden passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Brudnick Center for living in Peabody following a lengthy illness. She is the loving wife of the late Anthony J. "Tony" Ventura. Lillian was born November 23, 1926 in Malden and grew up in Tuscony Italy and later returned to Everett where she went to High School and graduated in 1947. She is the daughter of the late Laerte and...

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Douglas M.  Tarlow

Douglas M. Tarlow 1956-2020

Douglas M. Tarlow Of Melrose, died unexpectedly on January 1 at age 63. Beloved husband of Deborah (Clarke) Tarlow, father of Mark Tarlow and his wife, Lauren, and David Tarlow and his fiancé, Liz. Douglas was the son Sherwood (Woody) Tarlow and Hilda Tarlow. Doug's extended family included numerous half-siblings, cousins, his brothers-in law Rick, Roy and Scott and their families, and many, many friends from across the area, all of whom were...

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Carol M. (Rackliffe) Barry

Carol M. (Rackliffe) Barry 1933-2019

CAROL M. BARRY (3/26/33-12/14/2019 CAROL PASSED PEACEFULLY ON SATURDAY MORNING, KNOWING HOW MUCH SHE WAS LOVED. HER LIFE BEGAN ON LEBANON ST. MELROSE ON 3/26/1933. BORN TO ALICE (AUCOIN-POIRIER) AND CHARLES LEON RACKLIFFE AND SHARED HER LIFE WITH HER OLDER SIBLINGS, ESTHER, KAY (KATHERINE) AND CHARLES WHO ALL PREDECEASED HER. WHILE HER FATHER PASSED WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 8 YEARS OLD, CAROL CONTINUED TO GO TO SCHOOL AT ST. MARY'S AND...

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Margery A. (McDonald) Fuller

Margery A. (McDonald) Fuller 1936-2019

Margery A. (McDonald) Fuller died at Care One at Lexington on December 23, 2019. She was 83 years of age. Margery was born in Charlestown on March 28, 1936, she was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1954.Mrs Fuller was a homemaker, a longtime resident of Charlestown and has lived in Melrose for the past 15 years. She enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her large extended family. Margery was the...

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Richard A. "Richie" DiRaffaele

Richard A. "Richie" DiRaffaele 1933-2019

Richard A. "Richie" DiRaffaele died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 22, 2019 surrounded by his family. . He was 86 years of age. Richard was born in Somerville to the late Francesco & Anna (Carra) DiRaffaele, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident. Mr. DiRaffaele was a decorated war veteran and served his country with pride in the US Army during the Korean War. Richie was an operating...

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Eugenia F. (Cannuli) Phillips

Eugenia F. (Cannuli) Phillips 1930-2019

Eugenia F. (Cannuli) Phillips of Newton MA, formally of Melrose MA and Saugus MA passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday December 22, 2019. She was born November 24, 1930. Eugenia (Jean) was the youngest of four children born to Mary (D'Albora) Cannuli and Francis Cannuli. She was born and raised in Reading and graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown. Following high school Jean had a successful career as an office administrator before...

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Norbert P. "Sonny" Small

Norbert P. "Sonny" Small 1939-2019

Norbert P. "Sonny" Small, of Melrose, died on December 19, 2019, age 80. Sonny was the beloved husband of Nancy (DiBlasi) Small. Loving Father of Deborah Small of Newbury, Melissa Small-Ebersman & her husband Bruce of Dunstable, Christopher Small & his wife Dana of CA and Kimberly Glor & her husband Jeffrey of Acton. Cherished grandfather Devin, Alex, Cole, Ethan, Aaron, Luna & Grace. Caring brother of Norma Schlegel of Bonita Springs, FL and...

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Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne

Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne 1924-2019

PATRICIA MARY ((Lynch) Browne, Age 95, of Melrose, formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019. Devoted daughter of the late William J. and Bernadette A. (Brennan) Lynch. Beloved husband of the late James D. Browne. Cherished mother of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of Middleton, James Browne and his late...

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Stephen K.  Piccolo

Stephen K. Piccolo 1924-2019

Stephen K. Piccolo, 95, passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 17, 2019. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 72 years, Gilda (Cirace) Piccolo. Stephen and Gilda were a true inspiration to many as their love and loyalty to one another shone through in every aspect of their lives. "La Familia" was at the core of Steve's life. He was fierce and passionate about his family, helping to raise three girls who...

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Lois A. (Ward) McCarthy

Lois A. (Ward) McCarthy 1939-2019

Lois A. (Ward) McCarthy, of Windham, NH, formerly of Melrose, died December 13th, 2019. She was born on August 18, 1939 to Irwin and Jennie (Goodwin) Ward; was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School and from Boston College. She would eventually go on to earn two Master's Degrees and was accepted into a PHD program at Northeastern. Lois was married to her late husband, Louis, in 1970 at St. Mary's Church in Melrose. The...

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Donald F.    Cogan

Donald F. Cogan 1936-2019

Donald F. Cogan died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on December 9, 2019. He was 83 years of age. Donald was born in Boston on September 1, 1936 to the late Arthur & Elizabeth (Murphy) Cogan, was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. He entered the US Navy in 1957 and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1962. Donald lived in Norwell for several years and then moved back to Melrose...

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Marcia E. (Easson) Martin

Marcia E. (Easson) Martin 1936-2019

Marcia E. Martin, of Melrose, died December 14, 2019 at the age of 83. She was born in Winchester, MA on June 19, 1936, to William E. and Margaret (deGruchy) Easson. Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, David J. Martin, Jr., and her son William B. Martin. Mrs. Martin lived her entire life in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1954. She worked as a Nurse's Aid in nursing homes as well as providing at home care. Marcia was...

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Rosemary  F. (Ryan) Doherty

Rosemary F. (Ryan) Doherty 1939-2019

Rosemary F. (Ryan) Doherty, of Melrose, died on December 10, 2019 at the age of 80. Born in Malden, on September 8, 1939 to Thomas & Frances (Barry) Ryan. Rosemary was raised in Malden and graduated from Girls Catholic High School. She worked in the Division of Civil Service for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for ten years, before leaving the workforce to raise her daughter. She returned to work at the Malden Savings Bank for eleven...

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Venilde M. (da Silva) Moura

Venilde M. (da Silva) Moura 1932-2019

Venilde M. (da Silva) Moura, of Gloucester, formerly of Melrose & Somerville died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on December 9, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Prior to Kaplan, Mrs. Moura spent eight years at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Moura was the beloved wife of the late John F. C. Moura. Loving mother of Ana Isabel "Bela" (Moura) Maranhas & her husband Michael of Rockport and Rui M. Moura & his wife Karen of...

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M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch

M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch 1928-2019

M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch died at the All American Assisted Living in Londonderry, NH on December 5, 2019. She was 91 years of age. She was born in Belleville, Nova Scotia on September 6, 1928 the youngest of 4 siblings; Nelson, Mary Elizabeth, William and Marie Celeste. Celeste attended elementary school in a one room school house then went to parochial school before graduating Yarmouth Academy and onto the Yarmouth Hospital School of Nursing...

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Edward J. Doherty

Edward J. Doherty 1927-2019

Edward J. Doherty, of Marshfield, formerly of Peabody & Melrose, passed away November 28, 2019, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Ruth "Jean" (Canole) Doherty. Treasuring his everlasting memory are his children: Kathleen Melaragni of Naperville, Illinois; Colleen McDonnell and her husband Thomas of Braintree; Edward J. Doherty Jr. and his wife Beth of Londonderry, NH and Patrice Parry and her husband Kevin of...

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