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Obituaries

First Name Last Name
Theresa D. (Bavaro) Kapchus

Theresa D. (Bavaro) Kapchus 1922-2018

Theresa Dorothy (Bavaro) Kapchus, 95, of Melrose, died on September 28. She was the wife of the late Alphonse Kapchus; sister of Joseph Bavaro of Lynn, MA; mother of the late Donna Kapchus Guidara and her husband John of Winchester, MA; Paul Kapchus and his wife Deborah of Enfield, CT. Grandmother of Keith Guidara and his wife Nicole of Winchester, MA; Alyssa Guidara Moog and her husband Jonathon of Western Springs, IL; Adam Kapchus and his wife...

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Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley

Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley 1947-2018

Nancy L. (Desourdy) O'Malley passed away at Winchester Hospital on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 71. Nancy was born in Everett on April 30, 1947; she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett Vocational School. Nancy worked at Bank of Boston for over 25 years before becoming a dedicated wife and mother. Mrs. O'Malley lived in Everett for many years and in Malden for the past 32 years. Her favorite times were the ones spent with...

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Nicole C. Child

Nicole C. Child 1962-2018

Nicole C. Child passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday 21, 2018. She was 55 years of age. Nicole was traveling to Boston to visit family when she suffered from a medical event at Logan International Aiport. She was born in Hong Kong, China, was raised in Hong Kong & England. She graduated from Hull University in England. Nicole had a green thumb, loved gardening and loved tending to her beautiful gardens at her home in England....

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Joseph V. Diggin

Joseph V. Diggin 1950-2018

Joseph V. Diggin passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68 years of age. Joseph was born in Boston on February 1, 1950 to the late Edward & Alice (Thornton) Diggin. He was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Dorchester High School and attended Boston State College. Joseph lived in Malden for several years and has been a resident of Melrose since 1977. Mr. Diggin...

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Claire L.(Meuse) Scarborough

Claire L.(Meuse) Scarborough 1937-2018

Claire Lucille (Meuse) Scarborough, 81, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018. She had been in failing health and was residing at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, MA. Claire was the youngest of three children born to the late Walter and Sadie Meuse on February 6, 1937 in Winchester, Massachusetts. Raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts she attended St. Joseph's School and then Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, graduating in 1954....

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Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker

Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker 1930-2018

Carolyn G. (Williams) Walker passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on September 26, 2018. Carolyn was born in Arlington on November 1, 1930 to the late John E. & Dolores (Kenny) Williams. She was raised in Medford, attended Lincoln Elementary, Lincoln Junior High School and from Medford High School, Class 1948. Mrs. Walker worked in the garment industry before marriage, raised her...

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James E. "Jim" Grayson

James E. "Jim" Grayson 1939-2018

James E. "Jim" Grayson returned home to God joining his beloved daughter Kathy Abramo on September 22, 2018. He was 79 years of age. Jim was born in Cambridge on February 24, 1939 to the late John J. & Margaret Alice (Donaghy) Grayson. He was raised in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge Ringe & Latin High School and attended Bentley College. He was the director of grants & contracts at MIT, the New England Medical Center for 16 years and...

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Ruth E. (Faulkner) Hussey

Ruth E. (Faulkner) Hussey 1922-2018

Ruth E. Hussey Sept. 4, 1922 – Sept. 16, 2018 September 16, 2018, twelve days after her 96th birthday, we lost Ruth E. Hussey formerly of Everett, MA. Known to all as "Gram" or "Aunt Ruthie," she was born the 8th of 9 children on September 4, 1922 in Dubois, PA. Tragically, at the age of 4, while her father, Edward Faulkner, was in Massachusetts preparing to move his family to Everett, his wife, Myrtle (Stoddard) and her 10th child were...

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Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen

Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen 1931-2018

Clara Eloise (Larson) Rachlen, age 86, passed peacefully in her sleep on September 7, 2018. She was born in Cambridge on December 23, 1931 to the late Martin and Emily (Donnelly) Larson. Clara was raised in Roxbury and Randolph, lived in Malden for many years and in Melrose since 1994. She worked for many years until her retirement as a cook with the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. Clara had a passion for cooking, was a gourmet cook & baker and...

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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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