Obituaries


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Arthur  T.  Wolfe

Arthur T. Wolfe 1932-2017

Arthur T. Wolfe, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 27, 2017, at age 85. Arthur was born at home in Everett on March 4, 1932, one of seven children of the late Earl F. and Jennie M. (Vaughan) Wolfe. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. While working at Spencer's Gas Station, he met his future wife of 52 years,...

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Caroline  H. "Carol"  Balcom

Caroline H. "Carol" Balcom 1927-2017

Mrs. Caroline H. "Carol" Balcom, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Country Center for Rehabilitation in Newburyport on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at age 90. Carol was the beloved wife of the late Lincoln B. Balcom whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Lynne M. Balcom Smith and her husband Peter Smith of West Newbury. Sister of the late Howard Hathaway. Cherished grandmother of Ryan and Sage Smith of W...

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Louise  E. McGuinness

Louise E. McGuinness 1946-2017

Mrs. Louise E. (Berg) McGuinness, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Friday, March 24, 2017, at age 70. Louise was born in Melrose on July 12, 1946, one of three daughters of the late Henning E. Berg and Ethel C. (Littlefield) Berg. She was raised in Malden, attended Malden schools, and graduated from the Mansfield Beauty Academy. On March 29, 1964, she married Gerald V. McGuinness...

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Anne  "Sandy"  Swenson

Anne "Sandy" Swenson 1939-2017

Mrs. Anne "Sandy" (Lovell) Swenson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was 77. Sandy was born on May 16, 1939 in Waterville, Maine, daughter of the late Philip R. Lovell and Elizabeth (Thomas) Lovell. She was raised in Maine where she graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1957. She received her bachelor's degree from Colby College in...

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Robert  A.  Dinjian

Robert A. Dinjian 1935-2017

Robert A. Dinjian, a resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Winchester Hospital, at age 82. Bob was born in Boston on March 20, 1935, son of the late N. Evelyn (Fasci) and Astor S. Dinjian. He was raised in the South End of Boston where he graduated from high school. He received his Bachelor's degree from Wentworth Institute and worked as an insulation contractor for many years. An intelligent man,...

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Mary  Louise  Norton

Mary Louise Norton 1930-2017

Mary Louise (Ells) Norton, of Vero Beach, FL., passed away on March 22, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Richard F. Norton. Mary Louise was a former resident of Cape Cod and Malden, and had worked for 32 years in the State College System for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She retired as director of financial aid after having worked at Boston State College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In addition to her husband she leaves two...

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Kathleen  (Edgerly)  Clark

Kathleen (Edgerly) Clark 1951-2017

Kathleen (Edgerly) Clark, a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at age 65. Kathy was born in Queens, New York on June 5, 1951, one of four daughters of the late Charles E. and Dorothy A. (Demore) Edgerly. She was raised and educated in North Merrick on Long Island, NY where her love of the beach and the outdoors was born. Kathy was married on July 17, 1982 to Phillip...

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Carl  "Rick"  Mockler

Carl "Rick" Mockler 1940-2017

Carl "Rick" Mockler, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at age 76. Rick was born on December 28, 1940 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, one of two sons of the late Richard Mockler and Ann L. (Hold) Mockler. He was raised in Cedar Grove, NJ, and following graduation from high school began his service in the United States Coast Guard. He graduated with a degree in...

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Dorothy  M. "Candi"  Sieswerda

Dorothy M. "Candi" Sieswerda 1946-2017

Dorothy M. "Candi" (Hilton) Sieswerda, of Staten Island, NY, and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at age 70. Dorothy was born in Boston on August 22, 1946, one of three children of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Hughes) Hilton. Raised in East Boston, she attended E. Boston High School, and began working at National Car Rental. While at work, she...

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James  D. Fox

James D. Fox 1934-2017

Reverend James D. Fox, of Melrose and longtime Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Woburn, at age 82. James was born in the small village of Marshallville, Ohio on December 2, 1934, one of two sons of the late Rollie O. Fox and Josephine (Henderlong) Fox. He was raised on a farm in Canal Fulton, Ohio where he graduated from Canal Fulton High School. Jim continued his education at Eastern...

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David  E.  Newell

David E. Newell 1931-2017

Dave Newell, 85, a longtime resident of Melrose died at home on February 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He enjoyed a full and active life until experiencing serious health issues for the past 3 years. Throughout these struggles, he never complained and always remarked how lucky he was and what a wonderful life he had. Dave was born in West Roxbury on May 28, 1931. He enjoyed a storybook childhood and married his high school...

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Louise  Ridlon

Louise Ridlon 1926-2017

Louise (Withee) Ridlon, a resident of Acton and formerly of Bridgewater and Melrose, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at age 90. Louise was born in Somerville on September 23, 1926, one of two children of the late Eugene Withee and Sara K. (Brison) Withee. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1944. Shortly after graduation, Louise began a solo journey by...

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Clifton  L. "Cliff"  Trethewey, Jr.

Clifton L. "Cliff" Trethewey, Jr. 1965-2017

Clifton L. "Cliff" Trethewey, Jr., a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 20, 2017, at age 51. Born in Worcester on December 22, 1965, Cliff was raised in Westboro and graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Class of 1984. He matriculated to Nichols College where he lettered in football and lacrosse and received his bachelor's degree in 1984. Cliff worked as a manufacturer's rep in the...

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John  P.  Ranlett

John P. Ranlett 1932-2017

John P. Ranlett, a resident of Reading and formerly of Stoneham, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington, at age 84. John was born in Malden on July 9, 1932, one of four children of the late Lloyd A. Ranlett and Lois N. (Putnam) Ranlett. He was raised in Stoneham where he graduated from Stoneham High School. He was then appointed to West Point but due to a sudden illness during his senior year, he...

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Robert  H.  Maiella

Robert H. Maiella 1923-2017

Mr. Robert H. Maiella, of Woburn and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at age 93. Robert was born in Everett on November 11, 1923, one of eight children of the late Giuseppe and Anita (Vardaro) Maiella. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1941. He received training from the New England Aircraft School in Boston before...

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Kerri  Mary  Scott

Kerri Mary Scott 1994-2017

Kerri Mary Scott, lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 6, 2017, at age 22. Born on November 28, 1994, Kerri was raised and educated in Melrose where she had many friends. A bubbly young lady, Kerri was always smiling and laughing about something. She was an honest, straight shooter who never hesitated to tell you how she felt. Kerri was an animal lover. She grew up with a Golden Retriever in the...

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Janet  M. (Janiak)  Winam

Janet M. (Janiak) Winam 1920-2017

Janet M. (Janiak) Winam, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at age 96. Janet was born in Manchester-By-The-Sea on June 15, 1920, one of five children of the late Stephen Janiak and Viola (Bareskwa) Jasiak. She was married in 1942 to Charles V. Winam, Jr. in Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida and settled in Melrose to raise 5 children. Janet stayed at home with her...

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John F. Crowley

John F. Crowley 1927-2017

John F. Crowley, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at age 89. John was born in Somerville on May 8, 1927, one of two children of the late Dennis F. Crowley and Nellie E. (Boyd) Crowley. A "Townie," John was forever proud of his roots growing up in Charlestown. After graduating from high school, he served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII. Following his honorable discharge, he...

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Eric  C.  Spada

Eric C. Spada 1969-2017

Eric C. Spada, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, February 3, 2017, at age 47. One of two sons, Eric was born in Winchester on October 9, 1969 and raised and educated in Melrose. He enjoyed working as a carpenter for Armor Door and Lock in Malden for several years. Eric was a family oriented man who was happiest spending time at home in Melrose. He was a thoughtful son, caring for his mother, and...

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Robert  A.  Miller

Robert A. Miller 1943-2017

Robert A. Miller, a resident of West Yarmouth, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on February 2, 2017, at age 73. Bob was born in Stoneham on February 22, 1943, the son of the late Robert C. Miller, Jr. and Catherine (Major) Miller. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and entered the United States Coast Guard. A proud veteran, Bob served during the Vietnam War aboard the USCG...

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Veronica C. Vaughn

Veronica C. Vaughn 1922-2017

Veronica C. Vaughn, age 94, a 70 year resident of Medford, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on October 22, 1922 in Revere, she was the third child of the late Frederick and Emily (King) Bertelsen. Veronica "Ronnie" was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She spent her early childhood growing up on a farm in Burlington. In the...

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William  W. "Bill"  Tomer

William W. "Bill" Tomer 1920-2017

Mr. William W. "Bill" Tomer, a resident of Harwich and Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Arden Courts Assisted Living in Pikesville, Maryland at age 96. Born in Melrose on November 12, 1920, William was one of two sons of the late William A. and Alice (Wheeler) Tomer. He graduated from Melrose High School and Kimball Union Prep School. Bill served in the US Army during WWII as a...

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Edward  F.  Kelly

Edward F. Kelly 1940-2017

Mr. Edward F. Kelly, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 23, 2017, at age 76. Edward was born in Melrose on November 21, 1940. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and proudly entered the service in February of 1958. Ed was an Airman in the United States Navy during the initial stages of the Vietnam War. He also served aboard the USS Lake Champlain, antisubmarine carrier...

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Margaret  B. (Conley)  McNulty

Margaret B. (Conley) McNulty 1930-2017

Mrs. Margaret B. (Conley) McNulty, of Mantoloking and Mahwah, New Jersey passed away peacefully in Melrose, Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at age 86. Margaret was born in Glens Falls, New York on March 20, 1930, one of two daughters of the late Edward and Mary (Washburn) Conley. Raised and educated in Fort Ann, New York, a short drive to Lake George, Margaret enjoyed the lakes region and had many happy memories from summers...

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Frederick  P.  Eisenbiegler

Frederick P. Eisenbiegler 1925-2017

Mr. Frederick P. Eisenbiegler, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at age 91. Fred was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 2, 1925, one of three sons of the late Frederick P. and Emma A. (Adler) Eisenbiegler. Raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Fred graduated from Midwood High School in 1943. He served his country honorably in the US Navy during World War II as a commissioned...

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