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Patrick E. Granfield

Patrick E. Granfield 1926-2018

Patrick E. Granfield, of Melrose, died at the Benchmark Senior Living in Woburn on June 2, 2018 at the age of 92. Pat was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's & master's degrees from Boston University. Pat resided in Medford until the age of 32 and Melrose since 1958. He proudly served his country in the U.S Army during WWII. Pat worked as a Teacher for the Medford High School for many...

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Priscilla J. (Mahoney) Granfield

Priscilla J. (Mahoney) Granfield 1934-2018

Priscilla J. (Mahoney) Granfield, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 30, 2018 at the age of 83. Priscilla was born in Cambridge, raised in Melrose and a graduate of St. Mary's School. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Regis College in Chemistry and her master's degree in education from Boston University. Priscilla worked as a Teacher for the Burlington High School for many years and Melrose High School for...

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Margaret L. Dineen

Margaret L. Dineen 1924-2018

Margaret L. Dineen passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 2, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in Malden to the late William & Margaret (Newcombe) Dineen on January 21, 1924. She was raised in Malden, graduated from the Chevrus School and Malden Business School. Miss Dineen served her country with pride in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII. She was a lifelong resident of Malden and worked in administration for the...

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Nicholas R. Maffei

Nicholas R. Maffei 1955-2018

Nicholas R. Maffei, of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on June 3, 2018 at the age of 62. Nick was born in Winthrop, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Boston Technical High School. He went on receive his B.A. from Berklee College of Music and his master's degree from Suffolk University in business. Nick worked as a State Auditor for the Commonwealth of Mass. for many years. He loved big band, jazz...

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Paul M. Zirpolo

Paul M. Zirpolo 1948-2018

Paul M. Zirpolo, of Somerville, died at the Dedham Healthcare in Dedham on May 17, 2018 at the age of 70. Paul was born in Malden, raised in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, he was a lifelong Somerville resident, worked as a Project Manager for the City of Somerville, where he was in charge of the Somerville...

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Robert V. "Bob" Ford

Robert V. "Bob" Ford 1929-2018

Robert V. "Bob" Ford, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 29, 2018 at the age of 89. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Medford and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He attended Merrimack College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob resided in Medford for many years and Melrose since 1968. He worked as an Installer for New England Telephone Company for...

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Mary C. (Laskey) Cirillo

Mary C. (Laskey) Cirillo 1943-2018

Mary C. (Laskey) Cirillo passed away at her home in Saugus on April 28, 2018. She was 74 years of age. Mary was born in Somerville on November 9, 1943 to the late Raymond & Teresa (McKeon) Laskey. She was raised in Somerville, graduated from St. Joseph High School and from Malden Hospital School of Nursing. Mary lived most of her life in Melrose, Malden for several years and has lived in Saugus for many years. She was a dedicated registered...

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Lorraine T (Dargan) Flaherty

Lorraine T (Dargan) Flaherty 1944-2018

Lorraine Theresa (Dargan) Flaherty passed away after a lengthy illness, at the Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose, MA on May 23, 2018. She was 74 years of age. Born in Cambridge, MA on February 4, 1944 to the late George and Mary (Hurley) Dargan. Lorraine was raised in Cambridge and Medford and graduated from St. Mary of the Annunciation Grammar School in Cambridge and Medford High School. She was a resident of Melrose for over 45 years. ...

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Eleanor A. (Reehill) / "Kellie" Howland

Eleanor A. (Reehill) / "Kellie" Howland 1929-2018

Eleanor A. (Reehill) Howland, "Kellie", of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on May 24, 2018 at the age of 88. Eleanor was born & raised in Saugus and a graduate of Saugus High School. She resided in Saugus for many years and Melrose since 1969. Eleanor was a homemaker and a devout member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose for many years. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee and never missed any...

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Walter  L. Edmonds , Jr.

Walter L. Edmonds , Jr. 1918-2018

Walter L. Edmonds, Jr., long time resident of Melrose passed away peacefully on May 18, 2018 at the Chelsea Soldiers and Sailors Home, at the age of 99, surrounded by family. He was pre deceased by his wife Madeline Edmonds in 2010 and brothers and sisters, William, Dorothy, George, Jean, John, Judy and Paul. Born in a firehouse in Boston on August 2, 1918, son of Walter L. Edmonds and Catherine (Costello) Edmonds, he was raised in South...

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Jay Allan Jackman

Jay Allan Jackman 1953-2018

Jay Allan Jackman passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 21, 2018. He was only 64 years of age. Jay was born in Saugus to the late John & Doris Jackman. He was raised in Lynn and attended Lynn Schools. He served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Jackman worked as a welder on jet engines for the General Electric Company in Lynn for many years, before becoming disabled after a motorcycle accident and had to retire in...

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Ann E. (Shea) Collins

Ann E. (Shea) Collins 1935-2018

Ann E. (Shea) Collins passed away at Greenwood Nursing & Rehab in Wakefield on May 17, 2018. She was 82 years of age. Mrs. Collins was born in Wakefield on July 26, 1935 and was one of six children to the late Richard & Anna (Driscoll) Shea. Ann was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School and has been a resident of Melrose for over 50 years. She worked as a receptionist at Massachusetts General Hospital for 23 years. Mrs....

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William J. "Billy" Doyle, Jr.

William J. "Billy" Doyle, Jr. 1973-2018

William J. "Billy" Doyle, Jr., of Melrose, died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on May 24, 2018 at the age of 44. Billy was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1992. He was a former U.P.S. Truck Driver & member of the Local Union #25 for many years and was a lifelong Melrose resident. Billy was a very caring, generous, kind, strong minded person and loved to make people laugh. He had a quick wit, loved...

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William E. "Billy" Falcon, Jr.

William E. "Billy" Falcon, Jr. 1959-2018

William E. "Billy" Falcon, Jr., of Medford, died at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on May 20, 2018 at the age of 58. Billy was born in Chelsea, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1978. He resided in Medford until 2015 and several years in Calais, ME. Billy worked as a Silk Screener for many years and enjoyed fishing, cribbage, dogs, cats and rabbits. Bill had a fond relationship with his nephews and was a big...

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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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