Obituaries


First Name Last Name
Kenneth   R. Figueira

Kenneth R. Figueira 1941-2016

Mr. Kenneth R. Figueira, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at age 75. Ken was born in Somerville on January 27, 1941, one of three children of the late Antonio and Itia Louise (Nackel) Figueira. He was raised in Medford where he graduated from high school and played baseball. Ken was a Master Electrician, working as a member of Local #103. He retired at age 62, after a long career working on...

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Debra  A. (Yee) "Deb-e"  Martinage

Debra A. (Yee) "Deb-e" Martinage 1957-2016

Debra A. (Yee) "Deb-e" Martinage, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, April 22, 2016, at age 58. Debra Yee was born in Beverly on June 5, 1957, and raised in Burlington where she graduated from Burlington High School. She attended Middlesex Community College, and worked in IT consulting for Riverbed Corp. for several years. Friendly and easy going, Deb served on the reunion committee for the Class of 1975...

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James  E.  Barr

James E. Barr 1927-2016

Mr. James E. Barr, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at age 88. James Barr was born in Worcester on May 21, 1927, one of three children of the late Thornton E. and Linda J. (DiGregorio) Barr. A graduate of Everett High School, Jim was raised in Everett and served his country with honor and pride during WWII in the United States Navy. ...

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Elizabeth  "Betty" Wetherbee

Elizabeth "Betty" Wetherbee 1921-2016

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" (Churchey) Wetherbee, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 94. Born in Natick on June 10, 1921, Betty was one of four children of the late James Churchey and Eva (Lacho) Churchey. She was raised in Natick and Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School. Elizabeth and Alfred Wetherbee were married on April 4, 1948 and moved...

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Joan  M. (Condon)  Kneath

Joan M. (Condon) Kneath 1922-2016

Mrs. Joan M. (Condon) Kneath, a resident of Melrose since 1957, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, April 18, 2016, at age 93. Joan was born in Malden on November 5, 1922, one of six children of the late Thomas J. Condon and Lena (Wedge) Condon. She graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, and was married in 1953 before settling in Melrose to raise her family. Joan worked as a Secretary for Novel...

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Virginia   E. "Ginnie" Bryant

Virginia E. "Ginnie" Bryant 1924-2016

Virginia E. "Ginnie" Bryant, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Woburn Nursing Center, at age 92. Ginnie was born in Lynn on January 29, 1924, one of three children of the late LeRoy H. Wood and Elizabeth (Haskell) Wood. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1942. She received her associate's degree from LaSalle College in Maine where she...

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Patricia  I. Carlson

Patricia I. Carlson 1930-2016

Mrs. Patricia I. (McKenna) Carlson, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 85. Born in Malden on August 10, 1930, she was one of five children of the late Patric McKenna and Margaret (Kelley) McKenna. Patricia was raised in Malden where she graduated from Chevrus All Girls School. She married William H. Carlson on October 23, 1955 at Sacred Hearts Church in...

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Yeh  Pan "Victor"  Yuan

Yeh Pan "Victor" Yuan 1914-2016

Mr. Yeh Pan "Victor" Yuan, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Born in Tianjin, China on January 8, 1914 to a merchant family, he was one of six children. He was educated in private schools in Beijing and Nanjing, then attended university in Shanghai where he studied banking and finance. In the late 1930s, he moved to work in Hong Kong, where he met his wife Mui Yau "Lydia" during ping...

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James E. Brophy

James E. Brophy 1932-2016

Mr. James E. Brophy, a resident of South Yarmouth, and formerly of North Reading and Melrose, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at age 83. Jim was born in Melrose on July 9, 1932, one of two sons of the late John T. Brophy and Mary E. (O'Donnell) Brophy. He graduated with the Class of 1951 from Melrose High School where he lettered in football. Jim was a regular neighborhood kid, playing...

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Elsie  M. Baldi

Elsie M. Baldi 1927-2016

Mrs. Elsie M. (Elo) Baldi, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester, at age 88. Born on May 21, 1927 in Boston, Elsie was one of three daughters of Finnish parents the late Waino Elo and Selma Elo. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, and attended Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Elsie was a dedicated caregiver throughout her...

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George W. Bray

George W. Bray 1934-2016

Mr. George W. Bray, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82. George was born in Winthrop on March 21, 1934, one of three sons of the late George and Mary (Scoppetuolo) Bray. He was raised in East Boston and educated in local parochial schools. In 1973, he married Iris Rosnov and they settled in Wakefield where they have lived since. For 37 years, Mr. Bray...

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Nancy  Botreau

Nancy Botreau 1976-2016

Nancy Botreau, of Malden, MA, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2016 in Hollywood, FL. She was only 39 years old. Nancy was born on April 22, 1976 in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Malden, MA where she graduated from Malden High School. She recently moved to Florida to be near her sister. She cherished her family, especially her three sons. Nancy was the loving mother of Jovani, Nathaniel, and Jason Jean, and former wife of Jolva Jean,...

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Ernest  W. "Billy"  Hughes, Jr.

Ernest W. "Billy" Hughes, Jr. 1946-2016

Ernest W. "Billy" Hughes, Jr. a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 69. Born in Melrose on April 28, 1946, Bill was one of four children of the Ernest W. Hughes Sr. and Camille M. (Taverna) Hughes. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and called Melrose home for most of his life. He proudly served his country as an Airman in the US Navy...

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Nicholas A.  Ansaldi, Sr

Nicholas A. Ansaldi, Sr 1930-2016

Mr. Nicholas A. Ansaldi, Sr., of Wakefield, formerly of the North End and East Boston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85. Nick was born at home on May 2, 1930, a son of the late Ignazio and Chrocifissa (Armata) Ansaldi. He was raised on Commercial Street in the North End one of eight children and graduated from High School of Commerce. Mr. Ansaldi worked for many...

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John  W.  Bishop, Sr

John W. Bishop, Sr 1923-2016

Mr. John W. Bishop, Sr., a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, NH, at age 92. John was born in Malden on October 2, 1923 and raised in Everett by Gould W. and Edna M. (Turner) Taylor. He was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1942 and served his country proudly in the Pacific Theatre during WWII in the US Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge, he...

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Edith  "Dee Dee"  Paul

Edith "Dee Dee" Paul 1920-2016

Mrs. Edith (Studer) "Dee Dee" Paul, age 95, of Peabody passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 at Brooksby Village. She was the beloved wife of the late David H. Paul, who passed away just 38 days earlier, and loving mother of MacGregor "Mac" Paul of Durham, NC, Laurie Brustlin of Campton, NH and Barbara Bellotti and her husband, Peter Bellotti, of Winchester. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Scott Paul, Kelly and David Brustlin...

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Vrajkunvar (Chotai)  Thakkar

Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar 1923-2016

Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar, a proud resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 92. Vrajkunvar, known to her family and many friends as "Ba," led a diverse life of experiences across the world. She was born in Uganda to Indian parents the late Vithaldas M. Chotai and Manibai (Popat) Chotai. She lived in four different countries before settling in Melrose in 1981. She really loved Melrose, and became...

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Madeleine  M. "Maddy"  Goebel

Madeleine M. "Maddy" Goebel 1914-2016

Madeleine M. "Maddy" Goebel, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully in 102nd year on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Golden Living Center – The Elmhurst. Madeleine was born in Clinton on April 8, 1914. She was raised by the late Robert H. and Ethel M. (McClintock) Goebel in Berlin, New Hampshire where she graduated from high school in 1931. She received a degree in education from Plymouth Normal School and taught...

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William  J.  Healy

William J. Healy 1919-2016

William J. Healy, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at age 96. Born on November 5, 1919 in Boston, he was one of four children of the late William J. and Mary (Hines) Healy. The Healy family traces its roots back to Littleton, MA where all four children were raised and educated in farm country. Bill excelled in athletics as the captain of the high school basketball and baseball teams, and his...

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John  L.  Malolepszy

John L. Malolepszy 1937-2016

Mr. John L. Malolepszy, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2016 at Lawrence-Memorial Hospital, at age 78. Born in Chelsea on June 21, 1937, he was one of four children of the late Joseph and Regina (Michalski) Malolepszy. John graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and Salem State University before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He lived in Chelsea in his youth, settled in Winthrop for many...

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Mildred  C. (Olsson)  Hedquist

Mildred C. (Olsson) Hedquist 1926-2016

Mrs. Mildred C. (Olsson) Hedquist, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at age 89. Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 8, 1926, Mildred was raised in Brooklyn where she graduated from Fort Hamilton High School. She attended the Brooklyn School of Nursing where she received training as a Registered Nurse. After settling in Wakefield to raise a family of four,...

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Althea  (Bennett)  Hatch

Althea (Bennett) Hatch 1926-2016

Mrs. Althea (Bennett) Hatch, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Haverhill Crossing on Monday, February 22, 2016, at age 89. Althea was born on September 27, 1926 in Lynn, one of three children of the late Roy and Miriam (Knapp) Bennett. Raised in Melrose, she was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1944, and settled in Melrose to raise a family. She married the late George W. Hatch on September 17, 1949, and...

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Warren   A. Gerry

Warren A. Gerry 1925-2016

Mr. Warren A. Gerry, a Melrose resident and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Lawrence – Memorial Hospital in Medford, at age 91. Warren was born in Melrose on January 1st 1925, one of eight children of the late Frederick B. and Josephine (Flynn) Gerry. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, and entered the US Marine Corps during WWII. He served in Okinawa as a Radio...

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Kenneth   L. Fiandaca

Kenneth L. Fiandaca 1946-2016

Kenneth L. Fiandaca, of Malden, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 15, 2016, at age 69. Born in Melrose on May 7, 1946, Kenny was one of three children of the late Frank A. Fiandaca and Louise (D'Antilio) Fiandaca. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1964. He received an honorable discharge for his service in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Kenny owned and operated...

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Martin  "Marty"  Finigian, Jr.

Martin "Marty" Finigian, Jr. 1927-2016

Mr. Martin "Marty" Finigian, Jr., of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at Cape Coral Hospital on Monday, February 15, 2016, at age 88. Born in Patterson, New Jersey on July 17, 1927, Martin was one of three children of the late Martin M. Finigian and S. Rose (Pullicino) Finigian. Raised in Melrose, he was a graduate of Melrose High School and served his country in the US Army as a Private in WWII and...

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