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Obituaries

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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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John James Doherty

John James Doherty 1959-2018

John J. Doherty, 59, of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, September 13th surrounded by loved ones at Massachusetts General Hospital after being involved in a tragic accident. He will be sadly missed by his family. He was the beloved husband to his wife Carol (Marlun) Carpenter Doherty. He was the loving father to Christopher J. Carpenter and his wife Fallon Carpenter of Reading, Michael J. Carpenter and his wife Jennifer Carpenter of Reading and...

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Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura

Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura 1942-2018

Lucille E. (Armstrong) Ventura, of Melrose, died at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 13, 2018 at the age of 76. Lucille was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1961. She went on to attend Hickock Secretarial School in Boston and worked as a Secretary for Somerville Lumber in Somerville & Waltham for many years. Lucille resided in Somerville for many years, Malden for 5 years, Chelmsford for 14...

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Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley

Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley 1929-2018

Bertha V. (Saari) Brickley passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Melrose on September 3, 2018. She was 89 years of age. Born an only child to Finnish immigrants in Quincy, MA, Bertha was educated at the Woodward School and at Boston University. She was an award-winning sales representative for American Airlines who selflessly prioritized her family above all else. She and her husband raised two daughters and five sons. She never...

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Douglas Stratton Martell

Douglas Stratton Martell 1941-2018

Douglas Stratton Martell passed to his eternal rest on August 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born on December 4, 1941 to Douglas and Helen (Stratton) Martell. He was born in Cambridge, raised in Winchester, and graduated from St. Clement High School, West Somerville, MA in 1959. He attended Merrimack College before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. Doug served his country with pride during the Vietnam War. He was...

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Maria M. von Jako

Maria M. von Jako 1931-2018

Maria Magdalena (Gál) von Jako, longtime resident of Melrose, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully with her loving children at her side, in her favorite place, her home of 51 years, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the age of 87. She was a high-fashion model, an international airline stewardess, and most importantly, a devoted wife, adoring mother, and cherished grandmother. She was born in Keszthely, Hungary on March 16, 1931, the...

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Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral

Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral 1928-2018

Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral, of Malden, formerly Melrose & Stoneham, died unexpectedly on Sept. 1, 2018 at the age of 90. Lillian was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. She resided in Melrose for many years, Stoneham for 15 years and the past 30 years in Malden. Lillian was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was the epitome of grace, class, and exemplified creativity. She maintained a youthful attitude and had a great...

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Irene C. (Campatelli) Maffei

Irene C. (Campatelli) Maffei 1924-2018

Irene C. (Campatelli), of Melrose, died peacefully on August 26, 2018 at the age of 94. Irene was born in East Boston on August 18, 1924 to the late Gino and Stella Campatelli. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Irene worked for Royal Globe Insurance for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing word searches in her spare time. Irene was also a devote Catholic and enjoyed watching the Boston...

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Henry A. Ranelli

Henry A. Ranelli 1939-2018

Henry Anthony Ranelli, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on August 26, 2018 at the age of 79. Henry was born in the North End of Boston, raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957. Henry proudly served his country as a Demolition & Reconnaissance Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War receiving his rifle marksmanship & pistol sharpshooter, Judo and Bar badges, and off the...

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Mary E. "Betty" (Tessier) Hanlon

Mary E. "Betty" (Tessier) Hanlon 1924-2018

Mary E. "Betty" (Tessier) Hanlon of Melrose, formerly of Watertown & Somerville, passed away at the Benchmark Senior Living in Woburn on August 21, 2018. She was 93 years of age. Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Harold J. Hanlon. Loving mother of Harold J. Hanlon Jr. & his wife Judy of Chatham, William B. Hanlon & his wife Mary of Melrose, John F. Hanlon & his wife Patricia of NY and the late infant son Robert "Robbie" Hanlon. Cherished...

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Camille M. (Belmonte) Barresi

Camille M. (Belmonte) Barresi 1926-2018

Camille M. (Belmonte) Barresi passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on August 20, 2018. She was 91 years of age. Camille was born in Revere on August 28, 1926 to the late Alfred & Susan (Beatrice) Belmonte. She was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School in 1944 and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 62 years. Camille was a homemaker who also worked as a clerk at K-Mart in Saugus for 22 years. Mrs....

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Phyllis Audrey (Alves) Powers

Phyllis Audrey (Alves) Powers 1930-2018

Phyllis Audrey Alves Powers died peacefully August 13,2018 surrounded by her nine children , many of their spouses and her cherished grandchildren. Phyllis was born April 21, 1930 to Alfred Enos Alves and Helen O'Donnell Alves. Phyllis was one of eight children and was the beloved sister of Eugene Francis , Edward Joseph, Theodore Peter "Teddy", Kenneth , Claire Alves Fell , Lorraine Alves Agostino and Eleanor Alves Donovan. She was the...

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Ann E. "Nancy" Bennett

Ann E. "Nancy" Bennett 1934-2018

Ann E. "Nancy" Bennett, of Woburn, formerly of Arlington, passed away at Grosvenor Park Health Center in Salem on August 11, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Nancy was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Mary Cliff Academy in Winchester. She went on to Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School and worked as an Executive Secretary for the Arthur D. Little Research Company in Cambridge for 30 years. She resided in Arlington for 20 years and 30...

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Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell

Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell 1958-2018

Linda L. (Perry) O'Donnell, of Melrose, passed away after a lengthy illness at home on August 12, 2018 at the age of 60. Linda was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1976. She went on to earn her degree from Bunker Hill College and also received certificates in Dietary Food Service from Essex Agricultural & Technical School. Linda worked as the Director of Food Service for Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield...

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Kathleen M. (Faragi) "Kitty" Sylvain

Kathleen M. (Faragi) "Kitty" Sylvain 1945-2018

Kathleen M. "Kitty" (Faragi) Sylvain, of Saugus, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on August 8, 2018 at the age of 73. Kitty was born & raised in Saugus and attended Saugus schools. She was the beloved wife of Robert Sylvain for over 50 years. Loving mother of Robert A. Sylvain & his wife Rosemarie of NH and the late James W. & John J. Sylvain. Caring sister of Charles Faragi of Middleton, Mary Rizzotto of TN and predeceased by 16...

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Niko Mico

Niko Mico 1925-2018

Niko Mico, the older son of the late Dafina and Dhimitraq Mico and brother of the late Pandi and Vaska Mico, entered the eternal life peacefully on August 4, 2018 at the age of 92. Niko was born and raised in Albania, where he worked as a construction engineer for 30 years. He travelled for business around the world and loved to visit different countries and new places. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He and his family...

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Claire N. (Pedrini) Gillis

Claire N. (Pedrini) Gillis 1934-2018

Claire N. (Pedrini) Gillis passed away at Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on July 29, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Claire was born in Cambridge on March 30, 1934 to the late Mario & Madeline (Marchetti) Pedrini. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School. She lived in Somerville for 10 years and Melrose for the past 43 years. Claire was a homemaker who had previously worked at Town & Country...

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Mary E. (Maloney) Boyden

Mary E. (Maloney) Boyden 1928-2018

Mary E. (Maloney) Boyden, of Melrose, passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on July 16, 2018 at the age of 90. Mary was born & raised in Revere, resided in Revere for 20 years, Everett for several years and Melrose for many years. She worked as a Traffic Supervisor for the City of Melrose for 42 years before her retirement. Mary was a very kind & generous person, always willing to help out others and was a member of St. Mary's...

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Stanley G. Smiley

Stanley G. Smiley 1942-2018

Stanley G. Smiley, of Melrose, passed away on July 26, 2018 at the age of 75. Stanley was born in Lynn on December 31, 1942 to Stanley W. & Elizabeth (Sargent) Smiley. He was raised in Marblehead and graduated from Marblehead High School. Stanley worked as a foreman for General Electric. He also served his country honorably in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. He was the beloved husband of Jean Robinson of Melrose. Cousin of...

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Catherine Joy (Kinneer) Koontz

Catherine Joy (Kinneer) Koontz 1935-2018

The pillar of our family, Catherine Joy Koontz (nee Kinneer) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Joy, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was the second of three daughters born to Fredrick Marion and Kathryn (Donoghue) Kinneer of Dayton, Ohio. Born in Murray City, Ohio on June 28, 1935, she spent much of her childhood in the rolling hills and woodlands of southeastern Ohio, before her father, a WWI veteran, and family moved...

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Willis E. "Billy" Hardy III

Willis E. "Billy" Hardy III 1977-2018

Willis E. "Billy" Hardy III passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from endocarditis on July 22, 2018. He was 41 years of age. Billy was born in Melrose on January 8, 1977 to Willis & Patricia (Rahilly) Hardy. He lived in Melrose with his parents and his sister Bridget. He had three half siblings Tom, Jim and Pam who also resided in Melrose. Billy had a great sense of humor and was always quoting movies and making people laugh....

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Lorraine F. Crossland-Standley

Lorraine F. Crossland-Standley 1947-2018

Lorraine Fayne Webster, 71 of New Market, NH lost her battle to Lung disease on July 18, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Fern (Amstutz) Crossland, Step Mom Margaret (Catto) & Kenneth Crossland. She lived and worked in Boyertown, PA working for Boyertown News for the last 14 years. She moved back to her beloved New England in 2016 to be back with her family. She continued to work at home in New Market, NH. She leaves her son...

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Jennifer A. (Haughn) Racioppi

Jennifer A. (Haughn) Racioppi 1972-2018

Jennifer A. (Haughn) Racioppi, of Plaistow, NH, passed away at home on July 11, 2018 at the age of 46. Jennifer was born in New Brunswick, NJ, raised in Malden & Melrose and a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1990. She resided in Methuen for 18 years and the past 8 years in Plaistow, NH. Jennifer was an avid New England Patriots fan & enjoyed reading, arts & crafts and time with her 2 cats. She loved the beaches in Plum Island and...

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Leo J. "Pete" Hurley, Jr.

Leo J. "Pete" Hurley, Jr. 1938-2018

Leo J. Hurley, Jr, of Melrose, MA, known to many as Pete, passed suddenly on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Born April 11, 1938 in Winthrop, MA, to Leo and Eleanor Hurley, he grew up on Wolcott Road, Revere and Larchmont Road, Melrose. He was an all-star and captain of the Melrose High School Basketball team class of 1956, and played basketball at Brewster Academy and Plymouth State Teachers College. He leaves a loving wife, Jean, with whom he was...

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Norah M. (O'Regan) Woods

Norah M. (O'Regan) Woods 1942-2018

Norah M. (O'Regan) Woods, of Malden, passed away at the Genesis at Glenridge Nursing Center in Medford on July 12, 2018 at the age of 76. Norah was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Class of 1960. She worked as a Secretary for the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge for over 20 before her retirement in 2003. Norah was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Somerville & the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden for many...

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