Obituaries


First Name Last Name
Gladys  (Oosterman)  Foster

Gladys (Oosterman) Foster 1923-2016

Mrs. Gladys (Oosterman) Foster, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Oosterman Rest Home after a brief illness on Friday, September 23, 2016, at age 93. Gladys was born in Whitinsville on March 30, 1923, one of five children of the late Grietsen Oosterman and Eva (VanderMeer) Oosterman. She was raised and educated in Whitinsville and went on to Smith College where she graduated with a Degree in Nursing. She then...

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Mark  S.  DeLeire

Mark S. DeLeire 1965-2016

Mark S. DeLeire, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at age 51. Mark was born in Cambridge on March 24, 1965, and raised in Revere and later Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Mark worked for many years in maintenance at Wonderland in Revere. Mark was a good-hearted guy whose unconditional generosity and kindness were well known. He was proud of his roots in Revere where he maintained...

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Walter G. Senior

Walter G. Senior 1926-2016

Mr. Walter G. Senior, of Melrose, formerly of Methuen and Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at age 91. Walter was born in Lawrence, February 13, 1925, one of two children of the late Edwin Senior and Bertha (Hugel) Senior. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, was a POW, and received a BA from Boston University before settling down to raise a family. Walter worked in Human Resources and Purchasing at...

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John  C.  Kenwood

John C. Kenwood 1922-2016

Of Melrose, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, Sept. 17, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Neoma G. (Webber) Kenwood with whom he shared nearly 64 years of marriage. Devoted father of Elizabeth Anton and her husband Paul of Melrose, Jamie Kenwood of Amador City, CA, and Neoma Kenwood and her husband Don Specter of Kensington, CA. Cherished grandfather of Lindsey Pietrantonio and her husband Jonathan, Michael Anton and his wife Julianna, Jonas Specter,...

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Paul  R. LeBlanc

Paul R. LeBlanc 1936-2016

Paul R. LeBlanc, retired Firefighter for the City of Melrose, and a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at age 80. Paul was born in Everett on August 26, 1936, one of two sons of the late Edmund S. LeBlanc and Anna C. (Surette) LeBlanc. He was raised in Everett until the family moved to Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Paul served in the US Army Reserves from 1961...

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Ann  L. (Caramanica)  Hewitt

Ann L. (Caramanica) Hewitt 1938-2016

Mrs. Ann L. (Caramanica) Hewitt, of Wakefield, Sept. 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Hewitt. Cherished mother of Paul Higginbotham and his wife Robin of Douglasville, GA, Nancy Jurgilewicz and her husband Robert of Pepperell, William Higginbotham of Rumney, NH, Mary Dean and her husband John of Peabody, Janet Hawkins of Durango, CO, and James Higginbotham of Rumney, NH. Dear sister of Phyllis Richardson and her husband Dave of FL, and...

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George  Albert  Powell

George Albert Powell 1939-2016

George Albert "Al" Powell, a resident of Brewster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Wingate at Melrose, at age 77. Al was born in Boston on May 9, 1939, one of three children of the late George A. Powell and Serena (Watson) Powell. He was raised Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School before completing business classes at Boston University. Al enjoyed his service time in the Army National Guard...

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Kevin  Patrick  Carbin

Kevin Patrick Carbin 1923-2016

Kevin Patrick Carbin, 93, passed away with dignity, lucidity, and thoughtfulness on September 6, 2016 at his home in Scarborough, ME. His son Kevin, Jr. was at his side. He was born in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Thomas Carbin and Catherine (Lambe) Carbin. As a toddler Kevin moved to the United States where his family soon settled in Melrose, MA., and would grow to become a lively family of twelve, with eight boys and two girls. There...

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Vincent  H.  Hamelin

Vincent H. Hamelin 1921-2016

Mr. Vincent H. Hamelin, at age 95, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Vincent was born in Waterville, Maine on August 31, 1921, one of five children of the late Eugene J. Hamelin and Dorothy (O'Neil) Hamelin. He was raised in Waterville, graduated from Waterville High School and served in the US Army 30th Infantry, the Old Hickory Division...

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Concetta  "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte

Concetta "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte 1925-2016

Mrs. Concetta "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016, at age 91. Born in Boston on April 30, 1925 with roots in the North End, Connie learned the importance of family from a young age. She was one of nine children of the late Cologero Sardo and Rosa (Cammarata) Sardo. Her childhood was spent in the North End until the family moved to Revere when Connie was 10 years old...

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Donna G. Henderson

Donna G. Henderson 1928-2016

Donna L. (Golder) Henderson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 2, 2016, at age 88. Donna was born on May 13, 1928 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, one of three children of the late Leslie R. and Elmira (Bretz) Golder. She was reared and educated in Lewiston, Maine where she was graduated from Lewiston High School with the Class of 1945. While continuing her...

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Florence  A.  Weston

Florence A. Weston 1916-2016

Florence A. Weston, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Thursday, August 29, 2016, at age 100. Florence was born on July 8, 1916 in Newburyport. She worked for New England Life Insurance Co. as an Instructor and Supervisor. She resided in Melrose where she led an active life in the community and beyond. She was a member of the Women's Republican Club, and volunteered at Melrose...

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William  E.  Dawson

William E. Dawson 1926-2016

William Ernest "Bill" Dawson, age 90 of Lynnfield, MA, left us peacefully, in bed beside his wife Ann early in the morning of Sunday, August 28, 2016. Originally from Melrose, MA and Alton Bay, NH, Bill was a friend to everyone. He participated wholeheartedly in whatever was going on. "We keep going by keeping going." Bill was born January 2, 1926 in Everett MA. He moved to Melrose in 1928 where he lived most of his life, except time...

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June  S. (Habblitz)  MacGregor

June S. (Habblitz) MacGregor 1926-2016

June S. (Habblitz) MacGregor, of Malden and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Woburn Nursing Center on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at age 90. June was born on May 20, 1926 in Winchester, one of two daughters of the late Charles and Mildred (Wanamaker) Habblitz. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, graduating with the class of 1944 and for the majority of her 90 years, she resided in Wakefield at her home on North...

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Kenneth  C. Crannell

Kenneth C. Crannell 1934-2016

Kenneth Charles Crannell, at age 82, passed away August 19, 2016 surrounded by the love of his family, in his home in Saugus, following a lengthy decline. He was the third child of the late Dorothy (Staples) Crannell and Charles Clayton Crannell. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and older brothers, John Willis Crannell and William Gilbert Crannell. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 56 years Patricia (Roberts) Crannell,...

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Hannah  (Lord)  Greene

Hannah (Lord) Greene 1934-2016

Hannah (Lord) Greene, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, August 19, 2016, at age 82. Hannah was born at home in Melrose on June 29, 1934, one of eight children of the late Norman and Cecile (Bishop) Lord. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1952. Hannah married the late Robert F. Greene in 1959 and together they had two sons,...

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Florence  C.  Hall

Florence C. Hall 1921-2016

Florence C. (MacLean) Hall, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, nearly reaching her 95th birthday. Florence was born on September 14, 1921 in Boston, one of three daughters of the late Loughlin H. MacLean and Anna M. (Shillady) MacLean. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1939. On November 16, 1946 she was married...

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Sandra  L.  Doucette

Sandra L. Doucette 1950-2016

Sandra L. Doucette, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at age 65. Sandra was born on September 26, 1950, daughter of the late Lucille A. (Hubbard) Doucette. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School. Most recently, she worked as a Medical Secretary for Malden Visiting Nurses for several years. An animal lover, she was a member of the...

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Joan  M.  Borgioli

Joan M. Borgioli 1936-2016

Joan M. Borgioli, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at age 79. Joan was born in Boston on December 15, 1936, one of three children of the late Cosmo C. Borgioli and Eleanor F. (Tammaro) Borgioli. Raised in Revere, Joan graduated from Malden Hospital School of Nursing, received her B.S. degree from Boston College, and her Master's Degree in Nursing from Boston University. Joan...

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Charlene  S. "Bunty"  Kiley

Charlene S. "Bunty" Kiley 1938-2016

Charlene S. "Bunty" Kiley, a resident of Lynnfield and Sanbornton, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, August 12, 2016, at age 78. Born on January 26, 1938 in Winchester, Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles H. Sargent, Jr. and Arlene (Gardner) Sargent. She was raised in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School. In 1958, she was married to Harmon J. Kiley, Jr and they settled in Wakefield to...

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Ruth  P. (Mallon)  Worthylake

Ruth P. (Mallon) Worthylake 1934-2016

Mrs. Ruth P. (Mallon) Worthylake, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, at age 82. Born in Malden on March 16, 1934, Ruth was one six children of the late Edward Mallon and Marjorie C. (Schofield) Mallon. Raised in Malden, she graduated from Girls Catholic School and worked for Miller Insurance in Malden for over 30 years. Ruth was married to Alfred...

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Kenneth  K.  Lacey

Kenneth K. Lacey 1958-2016

Kenneth K. Lacey, a resident of Manchester, NH and formerly of Derry, NH, passed away after a brief hospitalization surrounded by family on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. He was 57. Ken was born in Melrose on October 16, 1958, one of three sons of the late Malcolm and N. Pauline (Jupp) Lacey. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1976. He received training to...

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Katherine  A. "Kay" Ray

Katherine A. "Kay" Ray 1933-2016

Katherine A. (Kostas) Ray, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the Golden Living Center – Melrose, at age 83. Katherine was born in Boston on May 6, 1933, one of five children of the late Stephen Kostas and Rose (Dresky) Kostas. She was raised in Boston where she graduated from Girls Catholic High School. Katherine, known affectionately by all as "Kay" worked as a legal secretary for over...

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Philip  R.  Armstrong

Philip R. Armstrong 1948-2016

Philip R. Armstrong, formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Meadow View Center in North Reading on Friday, July 29, 2016 at age 68. Phil was born in Melrose on June 19, 1948, one of three children of the late Richard A. Armstrong and M. Elizabeth (Moore) Armstrong. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, and served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country as a Corporal,...

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Elizabeth  D. "Libby"   Nash

Elizabeth D. "Libby" Nash 1913-2016

Mrs. Elizabeth D. "Libby" (Drowne) Nash, a resident of Melrose and formerly of Tuftonboro, NH, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 17, 2016, after recently celebrating her 103rd birthday. Born on July 13, 1913, Elizabeth was one of three children of the late Edwin S. Drowne and Ethel M. (Hasbrouck) Drowne. She was raised and educated in Newton, graduated from Wheelock College, and became a teacher. Mrs. Nash worked for many years...

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