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Obituaries

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Leo L. Pistorino

Leo L. Pistorino 1924-2018

Leo L. Pistorino, of Wilmington, formerly of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 15, 2018 at the age of 94. Leo was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1942. After high school, Leo proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII from 1942-1945. After returning from WWII, he went back to school and received his degree from Northeastern University. He resided in Melrose from...

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Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan

Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan 1931-2018

Joan M. (Dargon) Vaughan, of Melrose, passed away on May 16, 2018 at the age of 86. Joan was born in Boston on December 2, 1931 to the late James & Sarah (Driscoll) Dargon. She was raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools. Joan worked at the Schrafts Building, Transitron, and 3 C's Chemical Company in her early years. Joan settled in Melrose to raise her family with her husband, the late Robert Vaughan, and spent over 50 years in...

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Ella L. (Giovino) Alfano

Ella L. (Giovino) Alfano 1927-2018

Born in 1927, Ella Alfano was a life-long resident of Melrose, MA. After graduating from Melrose High School and Garland Junior College (Boston), working summers for the family company, G. Giovino Fruit and Produce Brokerage Firm in Boston, she was married to Louis F. Alfano Sr MD for 62 years and they raised six children. When her youngest was in kindergarten she resumed her education receiving a Sociology BA from Northeastern University and a...

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Gerard J Walsh

Gerard J Walsh 1967-2018

Gerard "Jay" Walsh passed away tragically from a car accident on May 5, 2018 at the young age of 50. Jay is the beloved son of Mary Walsh and brother of Vicki Scally. He is survived by brother in law, Keith Scally, and nephew Jake, and niece Amanda, who will miss their "Coco" very much. Jay was very loved by his aunts and uncles, Ferne & the late Robert Cerchione, Michael & Linda Cerchione, and Cheryl & Joseph Mayr. He will be missed by...

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Muriel A. (McPhee) Frederick

Muriel A. (McPhee) Frederick 1932-2018

Muriel Ann (McPhee) Frederick, of Somerville, died at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer, MA on May 11, 2018 at the age of 85. Muriel was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Clements High School, Class of 1950. She resided in Somerville until 2001 and the past 16 years in Woburn. Muriel worked as an Administrative Assistant for Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years before her retirement and also worked as a Switchboard...

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William M. Bill" Irwin

William M. Bill" Irwin 1951-2018

William M."Bill" Irwin, of Melrose, died at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Bradford, MA on May 11, 2018 at the age of 67. Bill was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1969. He resided in Somerville until 1991 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Bill worked as a Mechanic for the MBTA for 30 years before his retirement at the age of 53. He was a member of the AFL-CIO Machinist Union in Boston,...

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Cassandra R. Savage

Cassandra R. Savage 1986-2018

Cassandra R. Savage, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on May 14, 2018 at the age of 31. Cassandra was born in Stoneham and attended schools in Melrose, Malden & Everett. She resided in Melrose for most of her life and worked as an Administrative Assistant for a publishing Company. Cassandra enjoyed nature, photography, hiking in the Whip Hill section of Melrose, time at Winthrop Beach, Camp Eureka in Sandown, NH and Lincoln, NH. She loved animals,...

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Anne Marie Shaw

Anne Marie Shaw 1968-2018

Anne Marie Shaw, of Lawrence, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on May 1, 2018 at the age of 49. Anne Marie was born in Marlboro, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School, Class of 1986. Anne Marie worked as a Medical Assistant at the Mass. General Hospital for several years and as a Melrose Auxiliary Crossing Guard for 10 years. She enjoyed the beach, traveling to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Anne...

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Helen M. (Hirtle) Hanson

Helen M. (Hirtle) Hanson 1920-2018

Helen Marie (Hirtle) Hanson, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 2, 2018 at the age of 97. Helen was born in East Boston on November 27, 1920. She was the first of six children of the late Frank and Anna Belle Harper Hirtle. Helen grew up in Malden and attended the Linden School, Brown Junior High and Malden High School. Helen also went to business school in Malden. At Malden High School she was a sharp shooter on the...

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Peter J. Ferguson, Jr.

Peter J. Ferguson, Jr. 1968-2018

Cherished Time with Family & Friends Peter J. Ferguson, Jr., 50, of Quincy formerly of Melrose & Lynn died at Brigham & Women's Hospital on April 29, 2018. Peter was born on March 1, 1968 in Landstuhl Germany, the oldest of four children. He grew up in Melrose. He is the beloved son of Peter J Ferguson of Leominster, MA and Maureen E. Ferguson of Lynn, MA. Loving brother David M. Ferguson of Rehoboth, MA, JoEllen F. Solano and her husband...

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Alice (Mazzola) Auditore

Alice (Mazzola) Auditore 1929-2018

Alice (Mazzola) Auditore, of Revere passed away on April 21, 2018, at the age of 88. Alice was born and raised in Revere, attended Revere schools and was a lifelong Revere resident. Alice became the President of Floors Incorporated of New England, the family business in 1978. She was very active and committed to her church, Eagle Heights Cathedral in Revere, where she led a senior ministry and also sang in the choir. Alice loved traveling to...

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Roland "Rollie" Poulin

Roland "Rollie" Poulin 1959-2018

Roland "Rollie" Poulin passed away at his home in Melrose on April 11, 2018. He was 58 years of age. Rollie was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and lived most of his life in Melrose. He entered the US Marine Corps in 1977 and served his country with pride until 1982. Mr. Poulin worked as an iron worker for many years and was a member of the Iron Workers Local 7 in Boston. He was a very outgoing person with a huge...

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Thomas J. Maher, Jr.

Thomas J. Maher, Jr. 1933-2018

Thomas J. Maher, Jr., of Melrose, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on April 22, 2018 at the age of 84. He was surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Manhattan, NY and raised in the Bronx. He attended Machine & Metal Trades HS in NY City and completed his education in the U.S. Navy at the United States Armed Forces Institute and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Tom resided most of his life in NY until moving to...

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Claire M. (Hightower) Donaldson

Claire M. (Hightower) Donaldson 1954-2018

Claire M. (Hightower) Donaldson, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on April 14, 2018 at the age of 63. Claire is remembered for her generosity and selfless willingness to help those in need. She loved spending time with her granddaughters and taking lots of pictures at family gatherings to mark each special occasion. She was passionate about her work at Spaulding Rehab and was always excited about meeting new fellows and doctors from different parts...

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Jann M. Reardon

Jann M. Reardon 1947-2018

Jann M. Reardon passed away peacefully at her home in Saugus on April 15, 2018. She was 70 years of age. Jann was born in Melrose on September 4,1947 to the late William Leo & Virginia (Holden) Reardon. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and lived most of her life in Melrose. Miss Reardon moved to Sheffield Heights in Saugus 17 years ago. Jann started her working career at Smily Buick in Malden, worked...

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Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins

Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins 1939-2018

Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 13, 2018. She was 78 years of age. Mary Ann was born in Revere on November 3, 1939 to the late Frank & Elvera (Orlandello) Williams. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Mary Ann was a homemaker and has lived in Melrose for the past 40 years. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family and likes to play the lottery and scratch...

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Angela M. (Pisaturo) Falzarano

Angela M. (Pisaturo) Falzarano 1929-2018

Angela M. (Pisaturo) Falzarano passed away at her home in Melrose on April 13, 2018. She was 89 years of age. Angela was born in Malden on March 22, 1929, to the late Giuseppe & Gertrude (Mastrolito) Pisaturo. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1947. She and her husband Jim moved to Melrose in 1968 and she has been a resident ever since. Mrs. Falzarano was a Real Estate Broker for many years, starting out at Marie...

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Thomas F Ward III

Thomas F Ward III 1982-2018

WARD, Thomas F. III. of Melrose, April 13, 2018, age 35. He is survived by his wife, Avelyn M. (Currier) Ward, and by his parents, Thomas F. Ward Jr. of Melrose, MA, and Gloria A. (Boyster) Ward, of Palm Harbor, FL, and by Lisa Ward and Bill Muse. He is also survived by his sister, Kristina Hanlon, and her husband, David, of Saugus; by his grandmother, Latha Boyster of Palm Harbor, FL, and by his uncle and aunt, Arnold E. and Marcia Boyster. He...

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Stephen P. Kiley

Stephen P. Kiley 1933-2018

Stephen Patrick Kiley January 1933 – April 2018 He said it best just two days before his passing Wednesday 11 April, " God knows the way and all is good" His faith led the way from here where he was a Dad, husband, brother, Uncle, business partner, coach and teammate for 85 years. His persistence carried him from his childhood home and work on Kiley Farm in Melrose to St. Mary's Elementary School, Malden Catholic('51) and Norwich...

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David Geary

David Geary 1942-2018

David B. Geary, of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 2, 2018 at the age of 75. David was born in Gloucester, MA on October 24, 1942 to the late John W. and Ethel (Mitchell) Geary. He was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School. Dave worked as an electrician for many years at Polaroid before transitioning to maintenance work for Fidelity. He enjoyed fishing, shooting,...

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Gertrude K. (Kenefick) Edgeworth

Gertrude K. (Kenefick) Edgeworth 1922-2018

Gertrude K. (Kenefick) Edgeworth passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on April 7, 2018. She was 95 years of age. Gertrude was born in Everett, MA on July 29, 1922 to the late Thomas & Elizabeth (Sheehan) Kenefick. One of twelve children she was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Gertrude married Wiilam L. Edgeworth in 1972, moved to Melrose and has been a resident ever since. She had a very long career of...

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Manuel P. Mannie" Goveia

Manuel P. Mannie" Goveia 1923-2018

Manuel P. "Mannie" Goveia passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 7, 2018 at the age of 94. Mannie was born in Lowell on May 27, 1923 to the late Francesco & Mary (Ferreira) Goveia. He was raised in Lowell & East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Mannie served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. He was a resident of Melrose since 1973. Mr. Goveia worked as a presser in the garment industry in Boston for...

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Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne

Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne 1934-2018

Estelle L. (Rizzo) Colborne passed away at the Arnold House in Stoneham on April 3, 2018. She was 84 years of age. Estelle was born in Medford on January 9, 1934 to the late Frank & Lucille (Musto) Rizzo. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mrs. Colborne was a lifelong resident of Melrose. Prior to her marriage she worked for a bank in Boston and then after raising her children she worked for many years at Melrose...

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Daniel  R. Guevin

Daniel R. Guevin 1987-2018

Daniel R. Guevin, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 1, 2018 at the age of 30. Dan was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 2005. He enjoyed spending time in Ossipee, NH, swimming, boating and jet skiing. Dan's family, nieces and nephew were the most important part of his life. He was the loving son of Daniel J. & Joanne E. Guevin of Melrose. Caring brother of Elizabeth J. Markarian &...

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Walter F. Hill

Walter F. Hill 1941-2018

Walter F. Hill, of Melrose, died at the Life Care of Stoneham on April 1, 2018 at the age of 76. Walter was born & raised in Everett and went on to graduate from Malden High School, Class of 1960. He resided in Melrose since 1977 and worked as a Manager for the Mass. Turnpike Authority for many years before his retirement at the age of 56. Walter was a member of the Winthrop Elks Club in Winthrop for many years and enjoyed baseball, basketball,...

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