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Stephen P. McMahon

Stephen P. McMahon 1947-2019

Stephen P. McMahon, of Malden, died peacefully on May 21st, 2019 at the age of 71. He was born on October 26, 1947 to Walter & Louise (Berry) McMahon, was raised in Everett, and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea. Stephen enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school. He served honorably for four years during the Vietnam War. After his time in the service, Stephen went on to work in banking for over 30 years as a...

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James F. McGonagle

James F. McGonagle 1943-2019

James F. McGonagle, of Danvers, formerly of Malden & Melrose, died at the Hunt Nursing & Rehab Center in Danvers on May 20, 2019 at the age of 75. Jim was born in Melrose, raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1961. He went on to attend Southern Connecticut State University. Jim worked as an Engineer for the Metropolitan District Commission for over 40 years before his retirement. He resided in Melrose for 13 years, was...

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Anna M.  Murphy

Anna M. Murphy 1930-2019

Anna Murphy was born in the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Irish immigrant parents Michael Joseph Murphy and Jane McNamee Murphy, joining her brother Bob. While she was still a young child the family returned to Limerick, Ireland where her parents built a home in Corbally, Limerick. Sadly, her mother died from pernicious anemia when Anna was about seven years old. Anna's stepmother Una joined the Murphy family in a few years, and then came...

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Margaret M. "Peg" Berkland

Margaret M. "Peg" Berkland 1930-2019

Margaret M. (Rawson) "Peg" Berkland, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on May 18th, 2019. Peg was born in Medford, MA on June 29, 1930 to the late Charles and Margaret (McGee) Rawson. She was raised in Arlington before the family moved to Milton in 1940. Peg graduated Milton High School in 1947 and was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She went on to work at Eastern Gas in Dedham for many years. In her spare time Peg was...

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Michael DiSalvo

Michael DiSalvo 1922-2019

Michael DiSalvo, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 17, 2019 at the age of 97. Michael was born in Civitanova, Italy and came to America in 1955. He resided in Revere for several years, Chelsea for 45 years and 13 years in Melrose. Michael worked as a Pharmacist Assistant for Massachusetts General Hospital for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Chelsea Senior Center and also the Senior...

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Joan R. (Labate) Lavina

Joan R. (Labate) Lavina 1920-2019

Joan R. (Labate) Lavina passed away at the Melrose Healthcare Facility on May 10, 2019. Joan was born in Chelsea on October 3, 1920 to the late Aphonso & Maria (Patano) Labate. She was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School and has been a resident of Melrose since 1955. Joan was a dedicated wife and mother who worked as a secretary in the Veteran's Office for the City of Melrose for several years. Mrs. Lavina was very involved in...

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Barbara Rodrigues

Barbara Rodrigues 1941-2019

Barbara Rodrigues, of Tewksbury, died on January 21st, 2019 at the age of 77. She was the loving mother of Rebecca Schultes & her husband Evans of Wilmington, Brian Rodrigues of Smithfield, ME, and Barbara Sevier & her late husband Richard of Wilmington. Grandmother of William Schultes, Alicia Faulkner, Rachel Faulkner, Megan Faulkner, and Victoria Schultes. Sister of Ruth Coleman, Jonathan Simons and the late Brian O'Hara, and Gary Simons,.....

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Rosemary E. (Giordano) Peterson

Rosemary E. (Giordano) Peterson 1928-2019

Rosemary E. Peterson, 91, of Melrose, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Rosemary grew up in Everett. She graduated from Everett High School and the University of Massachusetts. Rosemary was the loving wife of Leonard, who died in 2008, and the devoted mother of eight children: Christine (John Horneff), Mark (Fay Reinhalter), John (Sheila Cody), Daniel (Joy Gould), Julia (Bruce McAllister), Ellen, Andrew (Patricia Dunn), and Joel. She was the...

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M. Wayne Preston

M. Wayne Preston 1940-2019

M. Wayne Preston died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 8, 2019. He was 78 years of age. Wayne was born in Moberly, Missouri on June 20, 1940 to the late John & Cleo (Kribbs) Preston. He was raised in Moberly, graduated from Moberly High School, from Moberly Junior College, where he excelled in basketball and baseball, and then entered the US Navy. Mr. Preston served his country with pride and was in the Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis,...

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Marie Josephine (Martell) Colosimo

Marie Josephine (Martell) Colosimo 1931-2019

Marie Josephine (Martell) Colosimo passed away at the Oosterman Rest Home in Melrose on May 7, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Marie was born in Cambridge on June 7, 1931 to the late Amabel & Catherine (Martel) Martell. Marie was raised in Cambridge, attended Cambridge High & Latin and lived in Cambridge until 1980. Mrs. Colosimo lived in Medford for a few years, several years in Tewksbury and the past 7 years in Melrose. Marie was a...

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Richard C. Cronin

Richard C. Cronin 1951-2019

Richard C. Cronin died at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA on March 9, 2019.. He was 67 years of age. Beloved husband of Phyllis R. (Cohen) Cronin. Loving brother of Joseph & Phyllis Cronin of CA and Francis & Patricia Cronin of Tewksbury. Cherished brother-in-law of Charles & Nancy Horton of Malden. Caring uncle of Courtney Dold & Stefan, Jessica Cronin, Ryan & Jennifer Cronin, Kristin & Jesse LaFlamme, Ashley & Jonathan Mercurio,...

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Denise (MacDonald) Barbagallo

Denise (MacDonald) Barbagallo 1963-2019

Denise (MacDonald) Barbagallo passed away at her home in Saugus on April 30, 2019. She was only 55 years of age. Denise was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1981. She lived in Peabody for 10 years and the past 4 years in Saugus. Mrs. Barbagallo was a homemaker who also worked for several years at Winchester Hospital as a massage therapist. Denise loved going to her beach house in Florida, watching the turtles laying...

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Gerald H. "Jerry" McCarthy

Gerald H. "Jerry" McCarthy 1931-2019

Gerald H. "Jerry" McCarthy, of Melrose, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 30, 2019 at the age of 88. Jerry was born & raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield for many years. Jerry started with the Boston & Maine Railroad as an Apprentice in the 1940's and worked for over 40 years as a Union Machinist, Locomotive...

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Dianne (Alabiso) Lucci

Dianne (Alabiso) Lucci 1943-2019

Dianne (Alabiso) Lucci, of Reading, formerly of Melrose, passed away suddenly while surrounded by family at Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 25, 2019 at the age of 75. Born in Cambridge, Dianne was raised in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School (1961) before moving to Reading in 1971. She was a hairdresser at Joseph Allen Hairdressing Salon in Boston receiving several awards. Dianne loved playing golf and was a member of Ferncroft...

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Jean F. (Nagle) Berner

Jean F. (Nagle) Berner 1929-2019

Jean F. (Nagle) Berner, of Melrose, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 22, 2019. She was 89 years of age. Jean was born in Medford, raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Berner was a dedicated wife and mother to her four daughters and has been a resident of Melrose for over 60 years. She loved to read, was a big fan of Lifetime Movies and loved spending time with her family on the beach in Nahant. Jean...

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Lois M. Squires

Lois M. Squires 1956-2019

Lois M. Squires of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 19, 2019. She was 62 years of age. Lois was the beloved daughter of Joan (O'Brien) Squires of Stoneham and the late Alfred E. "Jack" Squires, Jr. Loving sister of Edward J. Squires of Stoneham, Catherine A. Robbins & her husband of Wakefield, and Susan L. Symes of Fitchburg. Cherished aunt of Jessica L. Symes, Laura J. Goodrich, Lisa M. Robbins, Diana C...

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Mary C. (Willwerth) Rosati

Mary C. (Willwerth) Rosati 1937-2019

Mary C. (Willwerth) Rosati died peacefully at Wingate of Reading Nursing Home on April 14, 2019. She was 81 years of age. Mary was born in Melrose on December 22, 1937 to the late Joseph & Mary (Keating) Willwerth. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. Mary lived in Stoneham for several years but most of her life in Melrose. She was a homemaker who went back to school to become an...

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John Paul Napolitano

John Paul Napolitano 1948-2019

John Paul Napolitano died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 15, 2019. He was 71 years of age. John was born in Boston on February, 17, 1948. He was raised in Charlestown, attended Charlestown schools and lived in Charlestown for many years. Mr. Napolitano moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a top notch chef at the Binion's Casino in the old town section of Vegas in the rooftop restaurant for 15 years and then also as a...

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Joseph E. "Chipper" Costanza, Jr.

Joseph E. "Chipper" Costanza, Jr. 1947-2019

Joseph E. "Chipper" Costanza Jr. died at his home in Melrose on April 13, 2019. He was 71 years of age. Joseph was born on December 12, 1947, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Mr. Costanza worked as a machinist at the Polaroid Corporation for over 25 years. Chipper was a lover of sports and was a huge Boston sports fan. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Lodge of Elks, loved going...

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Joseph P. Staffier

Joseph P. Staffier 1994-2019

Joseph Paul Staffier died at his home in Reading on April 12, 2019; he was 24 years of age. Joe was a beloved son, brother and friend. He enjoyed spending his free time with his family. He enjoyed his time up at his family's home in Sugar Hill New Hampshire. Whether it was snowboarding at Cannon and Loon Mountain in the winter. Along with snowshoeing and snowmobiling all around the property. In the summer he loved fishing out on the boat at...

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Leola V. (Maclean) McCallum

Leola V. (Maclean) McCallum 1926-2019

Leola V. McCallum, of Melrose, passes away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 10, 2019 at the age of 92. Leola was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Melrose resident. Leola worked as a Nurse's Aide for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years, a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Melrose, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing cards,...

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Anne M. Doran

Anne M. Doran 1937-2019

Anne Marie "Nancy" Doran, 81, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, after a courageous second battle with cancer. Born in Somerville on May 26, 1937, she was the youngest daughter of Michael and Hilda White Doran, both of Newfoundland, natives of Canada. She was a 1955 graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton and a 1959 graduate of Boston State Teachers College. Ms. Doran taught school for more than 30 years, retiring from the O...

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Mary P. (McDonald) Fuller

Mary P. (McDonald) Fuller 1931-2019

Mary P. (McDonald) Fuller, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2019 at the age of 88. Mary was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Girls Latin High School, Class of 1949. She went on to attend Boston Clerical School and received her Bachelor's degree from Bentley College. Mary resided in Melrose since 1971 and was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield. She was a Leader for the Junior Catholic...

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Beverly P. (Miller) Nee

Beverly P. (Miller) Nee 1930-2019

Beverly P. (Miller) Nee, passed into glory on April 7, 2019, after an accidental head injury from a fall on Saturday April 6th. Makes it clear, we are not guaranteed tomorrow, so glad she had a personal relationship with her Savior Jesus and is now in heaven. Grew up in Barre Vermont and graduate of Spaulding High School class of 48. Moved to Beacon Hill in Boston as a young woman. Worked for many years for Sears in Saugus. Daughter of the...

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Donald  A. Comeau

Donald A. Comeau 1927-2019

Donald A. Comeau passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 7, 2019. He was born in East Boston on October 13, 1927 to the late Jeremie & Elizabeth (Mailette) Comeau, raised in Quincy & Somerville and attended Somerville Schools. Mr. Comeau worked at the H.P. Hood Company in the Ice Cream Division for 34 years, retiring in 1986 as a telephone salesman. Donald has been a Melrose resident for the past 46 years and was a longtime member of...

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