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Obituaries

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Ruth E. (Herlihy) Ford

Ruth E. (Herlihy) Ford 1931-2019

Ruth Ford, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Forestdale Park in Malden on January 3rd. Born in Everett, one of six children of John and Edna Herlihy, Ruth graduated from Everett High School. It was at a dance at Immaculate Conception Church where she met her future husband, John Ford. After a first date to the State Line Potato Chip Factory in New Hampshire, both knew that they were meant to be together. John and Ruth were...

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Angelina (LaRosa) Guzzo

Angelina (LaRosa) Guzzo 1924-2019

Angelina (LaRosa) Guzzo passed away at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Beverly on January 5, 2019. She was 94 years of age. Angelina was born in Quincy on November 23, 1924 to the late Joseph & Maria (Fantuchio) LaRosa; she was raised in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School. Mrs. Guzzo a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family and she always put her family first in...

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Charles W. Murdock

Charles W. Murdock 1926-2019

Charles W. Murdock passed away at the Dexter House Health Care in Malden on January 3, 2019. He was 92 years of age. Charlie was born in Scotland on October 28, 1926 to the late James & Mary (McCullock) Murdock and arrived in Boston on May 1, 1927. He was raised in Roslindale, lived in Roslindale for many years. Mr. Murdock left school to join the US Army during WWII and served his country with pride. After his discharge from the service....

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Dennis DiMeo

Dennis DiMeo 1959-2019

Dennis DiMeo was born in Melrose Wakefield Hospital on September 10, 1959. He grew up on Vinton St. and was the seventh child of a family of nine children. Dennis attended St. Mary's School and Melrose High School and spent much of his youth like most of his peers hanging out Gooch Park, The City Hall Wall and all the other various teen hang outs that the Melrose Baby Boomers use to haunt. Dennis joined the Navy at a young age and traveled...

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Valerie M. (Edgar) Shea

Valerie M. (Edgar) Shea 1929-2018

Valerie M. Shea passed away peacefully at home on the morning on December 31, 2018. Valerie was born in MA, January 12, 1929, to Mary (McIssac) and Robert Edgar (Lt. Colonel retired US Army). She grew up in Boston attending a Catholic grammar school and graduated from St. Patricks High School in Roslindale. She loved to reminisce of her times growing up in Boston, skating at the Public Garden with her sister, riding the swan boats, going...

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Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson

Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson 1926-2018

Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018. Mona was born in Melrose on November 7, 1926 to the late Phillip & Helen (Aylward) Keohan. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1944. Mona married the late Carl F. Gustafson Sr. in 1946 at St. Mary's Church in Melrose. They continued to live in Melrose and raised their family there. Mona worked as a CSP...

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Ralph M Crovo

Ralph M Crovo 1923-2018

Ralph M. Crovo passed away at his home in Melrose on December 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years of age. Ralph served in the US Marine Corps during WWII and was wounded in Okinawa. Ralph was a longtime resident of Melrose. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to the late Lorraine O. (O'Neil) Crovo. Loving father of Kevin Crovo & his wife Leslie of Melrose, Paul Crovo of Malden, Joyce Kerrigan & her husband Eugene of...

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Arthur A. Sousa

Arthur A. Sousa 1936-2018

Arthur A. Sousa, a lifelong resident of Melrose, died peacefully on December 30, 2018 at the age of 82. Arthur was born in Melrose on July 10, 1936 to the late Anthony & Elsie (Lopes) Sousa. Arthur was one of the original members of the MBTA Police Force and later joined the Boston Police Department. After retiring from the Boston Police, Arthur became a licensed horse trainer and trained his own horse at Suffolk Downs. Above all else,...

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Dorothy May Goddard

Dorothy May Goddard 1927-2018

Dorothy (Dottie) May Goddard, age 91 died peacefully on December 20, 2018 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in 1927 in Chelsea, the daughter of the late May and John Goddard who predeceased her. She moved to Melrose with her parents when she was in fifth grade, and has lived here ever since. Dottie graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1945. She was a devoted life-long member of St. Mary's Church in...

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Mary Frances (Gill) Mullaney

Mary Frances (Gill) Mullaney 1932-2018

Mary Frances (Gill) Mullaney entered eternal rest on December 20, 2018. She was 86 years old. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Bertram Mullaney for 57 years. Loving mother of Maura L. Mullaney and her wife Terry of Raleigh, NC, Michael B. Mullaney and his wife Tran of Melrose, MA, and Edward G. Mullaney of Mansfield, MA. Cherished grandmother of Olivia, Catherine, Matthew and Angelina. Caring sister of Edward A. Gill and his wife Claudette...

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Audrey M.  Shields Heavey

Audrey M. Shields Heavey 1953-2018

Audrey M. Shields Heavey, of Wakefield, died at her home surrounded by her family on Dec. 15, 2018 at the age of 65. Audrey was born in Melrose, raised in Medford and was a graduate of St. Clements High School in Somerville, Class of 1971. She resided in Wakefield for many years and worked in Public Relations at John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston for 30 years before her retirement. Audrey loved to spend time at the beach and traveling to...

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Kenneth W. Kirwin, Jr.

Kenneth W. Kirwin, Jr. 1950-2018

Kenneth W. Kirwin, Jr., of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 13, 2018 at the age of 68. Ken was born on August 4, 1950 in Lowell to Kenneth and Mary (Ginivan) Kirwin. He and his sister Maureen were twins. Ken graduated from Keith Academy in 1968 and from Lowell Technological Institute (now UMASS Lowell) in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He later attended Northeastern University for post graduate studies in Civil...

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Catherine  P. (Harrington) Boyd

Catherine P. (Harrington) Boyd 1930-2018

Catherine P. (Harrington) Boyd passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on December 16, 2018. She was 88 years of age. Catherine was born in Somerville, on June 17, 1930 to the late Daniel & Nellie (O'Neil) Harrington. Catherine was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Clements High School in Somerville and from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Boyd worked as a registered nurse at Massachusetts General...

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Paul Francis Sexton

Paul Francis Sexton 1946-2018

Paul Francis Sexton passed away at the Lahey Hospital Center in Burlington on December 14, 2018. He was 72 years of age. Paul was born in Somerville on March 2, 1946 to the late Francis & Mary (Nagle) Sexton. He was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Clements Grammar School and St. Clements High School, Class of 1963. He was raised in Somerville and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years. He served his country with pride in...

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E. Edward "Eddie" Rossi

E. Edward "Eddie" Rossi 1928-2018

E. Edward "Eddie" Rossi passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday December 12, 2018. He was 90 years of age. Eddie was born in Boston on July 30, 1928 to the late Angelo & Philomena (Quaratiello) Rossi. He was raised in the West End of Boston, graduated from high school in Boston and from Northeastern University. Mr. Rossi worked as an engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts building many of the colleges in the area. He...

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Joseph J. Bognore

Joseph J. Bognore 1929-2018

Joseph J. Bognore passed away quietly at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on December 4th 2018 at the age of 89. The son of the late Alphonse and Jennie Bognore, he was raised in Everett and attended the Everett Vocational High School where his talents and skill in woodworking became evident. Joe graduated in 1946 and joined the United States Marine corps in 1948. He served in the Marine Corps as an Military Security Guard and was...

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Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch

Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch 1932-2018

Theresa F. (Hook) Lynch passed away at The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on December 11, 2018. She was 86 years of age. Theresa was born in Saugus, MA on May 4, 1932 to the late James & Victoria (Gerdash) Hook. Theresa was raised in Saugus until junior high school before moving to Miami, Florida and graduating from Miami High School. She returned to the Boston area and graduated from Regis College in Weston, MA. Mrs. Lynch has been a...

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Robert R. DelMastro

Robert R. DelMastro 1934-2018

Robert R. "Bob" Delmastro, of Newbury, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at the Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, NH on Nov. 29, 2018 at the age of 84. Bob was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to attend Northeastern University and then served proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bob was a former Service Manager, General Manager & President of Pioneer Engineering Co. of Salem and American...

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Joan (Maher) Flynn

Joan (Maher) Flynn 1933-2018

Joan Maher Flynn, 85, went to her true home with The Lord on December 1, 2018. Joan was born on March 20, 1933 to Canadian immigrants who settled in Greenwood, MA; Joan was the thirteenth of their fourteen children. Joan attended Greenwood School and then graduated from Wakefield High School. She was a nursing student before marrying her beloved husband, the late Paul E. Flynn, with whom she raised four children: Deirdre Flynn, wife of Thomas...

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Monica E. Kaestner

Monica E. Kaestner 1985-2018

Monica E. Kaestner passed away on November 24, 2018. She was 33 years of age. Monica was born in Melrose on April 18, 1985, she was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 2003. Monica had been living in Lynn for many years and held various jobs throughout her career. She loved animals, Dunkin Donuts coffee, jewelry, music and the movie Dirty Dancing. In her early years Monica also enjoyed taking ski trips, boating,...

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Raymond E. Macone, Jr.

Raymond E. Macone, Jr. 1960-2018

Raymond E. Macone, Jr., of Malden, died unexpectedly on Nov. 26, 2018 at the age of 58. Ray was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1978. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Technical & Scientific Communication from Northeastern University, Class of 1997. Ray worked as a Web Specialist for Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers for over 30 years. He enjoyed going on golf trips to Arizona...

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Donald A. "Donny" Gallagher

Donald A. "Donny" Gallagher 1985-2018

Donald A. Gallagher (Donny), age 33, of Melrose, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. Beloved son of Richard and Stella Gallagher of Melrose and devoted brother of Keith Gallagher of Wakefield. He was born at Melrose Wakefield Hospital July 21, 1985. He was raised in Melrose, was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. Mr. Gallagher was a hard worker and held multiple positions at Greenwood House of Pizza for...

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M. Doris DiNardi

M. Doris DiNardi 1920-2018

M. Doris (Morris) DiNardi passed away at Winchester Hospital on November 20, 2018. She was 98 years of age. She was born in Malden to the late Charles & Rita (Amirault) Morris. She was raised in Malden, and graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1938. Doris lived in Malden for several years, she and her husband Domenic built a house in Melrose on Mt. Vernon Ave. They lived in Melrose for many years before her husband was transferred to NJ...

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Helen M. (Sokolowski) Velluto

Helen M. (Sokolowski) Velluto 1926-2018

Helen M. (Sokolowski) Velluto, of Melrose, died unexpectedly at home on Nov. 14, 2018 at the age of 92. Helen was born in Ipswich, raised in Lynn and attended Lynn Classical High School. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose since 1948. Helen was an avid knitter and enjoyed crocheting & gardening. She was a tremendous cook and loved to take trips to Maine & the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Helen's family was the most important part of...

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Evelyn A. (Romboli) Pascal

Evelyn A. (Romboli) Pascal 1919-2018

Evelyn A. (Romboli) Pascal, formerly of Everett, passed away on November 23, 2018 at the age of 98. She was born in Everett on November 29, 1919 to the late Gaetano and Aida (Nutini) Romboli. Evelyn was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. The most important part of Evelyn's life was her family, and they will all miss her dearly. Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Frank W. Pascal. Loving mother of Jane (Pascal) McClay &...

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