Obituaries


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Clayton E. Conn

Clayton E. Conn 1922-2015

Mr. Clayton Elmore Conn, a longtime resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at Beverly Hospital on Monday, June 29, 2015, at age 92. Clayton was born in Melrose on August 17, 1922, son of the late Clayton B., and Gladys (Mollins) Conn. Raised in Melrose, Clayton graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1941. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree from UNH, and Master's degree in English from Tufts University, and...

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Lois V. Abbott

Lois V. Abbott 1930-2015

Mrs. Lois V. (Sentner) Abbott, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House at age 85. Lois was born in Melrose on April 8, 1930, one of four children of the late Walter C. Sentner and Mina (Horne) Sentner. Raised and educated in Melrose, she married Richard E. Abbott on July 2, 1949 and settled in Melrose to raise her three children. Lois was a woman of simple...

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Arthur  W.  Lyon

Arthur W. Lyon 1920-2015

Mr. Arthur W. Lyon, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Wingate at Reading, at age 95. Arthur was born in Worcester on January 25, 1920, a son of the late Walter M. Lyon and Edith M. (Skillin) Lyon. Raised in Boston, he graduated from the Boston Trade School where he learned the carpenter trade. Following his graduation, he served in the United States Navy during WWII in the 50th Construction Battalion. For his...

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Rose  M. (Tassone)  Piccione

Rose M. (Tassone) Piccione 1926-2015

Mrs. Rose M. (Tassone) Piccione, a resident of Malden, and formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 16, 2015, at age 89. Rose was born in East Boston on April 18, 1926, one of six children of the late Ventura F. Tassone and Grace (Papasadora) Tassone. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Rose was raised and educated in East Boston. She married Pasqualino S. Piccione on May 26, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Church in...

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Purificacion  (Layon)  Bernacki

Purificacion (Layon) Bernacki 1932-2015

Mrs. Purificacion (Layon) Bernacki, of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, at age 82. Purificacion, lovingly known by all as "Puring" was born on June 30, 1932 in Dinalupihan, Bataan in the Philippines, one of ten children of the late Victoriano M. and Teodora E. (Sandoval) Layon. She immigrated to the United States in 1978 with her sister Encarnacion, originally settling in Hyde...

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Willis L. "Will" Roberts

Willis L. "Will" Roberts 1917-2015

Mr. Willis "Will" Lincoln Roberts, age 97, resident of Naples, FL and Harwich Port, MA, passed away peacefully at his Naples, Florida home on Friday, June 5, 2015. Will was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on June 15, 1917, one of three children of the late Harold "Busty" G. and Emma D. (Wixon) Roberts. In 1931, Harold moved his family to Evanston, Illinois where Will graduated from Evanston (IL) High School, and again in 1938 from...

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Rita P. Scott

Rita P. Scott 1923-2015

Mrs. Rita P. (Hoar) Scott, a resident of Beverly and formerly of Wakefield and Danvers, passed away peacefully surrounded by the loving care of her family on June 1, 2015. She was 92. Rita was born on March 9, 1923 in Boston, one of six children of the late James P. Hoar and Anna (Claus) Hoar. She was raised in South Boston where she graduated from Girls High School. On August 5, 1944 she married John M. Scott and raised their family in...

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Ann  H.  Cassidy

Ann H. Cassidy 1911-2015

Mrs. Ann H. Cassidy, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Ann was born on September 21, 1911 in Lowell, the oldest of six children born to the late William and Ann (Maguire) Handley. A daughter of a local construction superintendent and carpenter, she was raised in the Acre section of Lowell. She graduated from Academy of Notre Dame. Ann met her...

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Veronica  A. (DeLuca) Williams

Veronica A. (DeLuca) Williams 1937-2015

Mrs. Veronica A. (DeLuca) Williams, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, May 29, 2015, at age 78. Veronica was born in Everett on January 26, 1937, one of two children of the late Joseph and Anna (DeSalvo) DeLuca. Raised in Everett and Malden, Veronica owned and operated two beauty shops in Everett for several years. She later transitioned careers to become an...

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Sumner H. Smith, Esq.

Sumner H. Smith, Esq. 1923-2015

Sumner H. Smith, Esq. of Peabody and formerly of Lynn, passed away peacefully at Aviv Center for Living in Peabody on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at age 91. Sumner was born on August 28, 1923 in Everett, one of two children of the late Hyman and Sarah Smith. He was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, and later served his country honorably during WWII in the US Army. Following his discharge, he worked for several years...

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Francis  E. "Frank"  Nestor

Francis E. "Frank" Nestor 1938-2015

Mr. Francis E. "Frank" Nestor, a resident of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 76. Francis, known by all as "Frank" was born on December 22, 1938 in Lynn, one of five children of the late Francis and Kathleen (Henry) Nestor. He was raised in Lynn, graduated from Lynn English High School, and received his B.S. degree in 1961 from UMASS – Amherst. He taught Mathematics for several years...

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Charles  W.  Schwarzer, Jr.

Charles W. Schwarzer, Jr. 1941-2015

Mr. Charles W. Schwarzer, Jr. a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 73. Charles was born in Everett on December 30, 1941, one of two children of the late Lorene E. Schwarzer and Charles W. Schwarzer. He graduated from Melrose High School and served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He met his future wife, Jean, at Nelson's Bakery in Malden, and...

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Joseph  D.  Amara

Joseph D. Amara 1931-2015

Mr. Joseph D. Amara, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at age 84. Joseph was born in Boston on January 24, 1931, one of four children of the late Frank and Rose (Ruma) Amara. He was raised in the West End of Boston, graduated from Boston Technical High School, and attended Wentworth Institute. He was married on September 28, 1952 in Boston and lived in Beacon...

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Florence  E.  Pike

Florence E. Pike 1920-2015

Florence E. Pike, a longtime resident of Center Village in Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Life Care Center in Stoneham, at age 95. Florence was born in Port Clyde, Nova Scotia one of seven daughters of the late Robert H. W. Pike and Elizabeth (MacKay) Pike. She was raised in Weymouth where she graduated from Weymouth High School, and later attained her associates degree from Bridgewater State College. She...

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Nicholas  J.  Tierno

Nicholas J. Tierno 1937-2015

Mr. Nicholas J. Tierno, a resident of Melrose since 1967 and proprietor of Theater Service Station in Winchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center, at age 77. Mr. Tierno was born in Woburn on July 6, 1937, one of three children of the late Joseph N. and Eleanor L. (Hayward) Tierno. He was raised in Woburn where he graduated from Woburn High School. Nick was a proud US...

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Amy  W.  Spollett

Amy W. Spollett 1921-2015

Mrs. Amy (Wentworth) Spollett, a lifelong resident of Melrose and longtime social activist, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield, on Monday, April 13, 2015, at age 94. Amy was born in Melrose, one of two children of the late Benning L. and Ethel (Moore) Wentworth. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1939, and from Bridgewater Teacher's College in 1943. In...

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Catherine  C. "Kitty"  Drummond

Catherine C. "Kitty" Drummond 1925-2015

Catherine C. (Langmuir) "Kitty" Drummond, a resident of Winchester and formerly of Wellesley, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at age 90. Catherine was born in Glasgow, Scotland, one of five children born to Christina Galloway and Andrew Langmuir. She was raised and educated in the Drumoyne Square section of Glasgow. At the age of 27 she took a leap of faith and followed her soon to be husband, James Drummond to the...

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Herbert C. Brown

Herbert C. Brown 1925-2015

Mr. Herbert C. Brown, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 10, 2015, at EPOCH of Melrose, at age 89. Herbert was born in Melrose on November 24, 1925, one of two sons of the late Herbert C. and Elizabeth (Gordon) Brown. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Brown honorably served as a US Army Typist and Cryptographic Technician during WWII while stationed in Alaska. After...

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Paula  T. (Belforte) Stewart

Paula T. (Belforte) Stewart 1943-2015

Mrs. Paula T. (Belforte) Stewart, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose and Quincy, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at age 71. Paula was born in Quincy on September 20, 1943 and raised in North Quincy by her parents Ferdinand and Catherine (Zona) Petrucci. A graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1961, Paula was a resident of Quincy for 50 years. She worked with special needs students in the Quincy elementary...

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Eloise B. Wellington

Eloise B. Wellington 1930-2015

Eloise B. Wellington, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly at home on Good Friday at home, as she wished, on Friday, April 3, 2015, at age 84. Eloise was born in Medford, the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Eloise (Ogden) Wellington. She was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1948. She received her B.S. degree from Boston University in 1952. Eloise worked for many years as an insurance...

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Diane  M. "DiDi" Keefe

Diane M. "DiDi" Keefe 1958-2015

Diane M. (Harkins) "DiDi" Keefe, of Merrimack, NH and formerly of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 57. Diane was born in Chelsea on March 20, 1958, one of four children of the late James and June (Wonson) Fitzgerald. She was raised and educated in Chelsea where she graduated from Chelsea High School. A Tewksbury resident for many years, she stayed at home to care for...

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Jean  Yeung  Hong

Jean Yeung Hong -2015

Mrs. Jean Yeung Hong, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 80 years of age. Jean was born in China, a daughter of the late Fung Chun Yeung and Woon Ho (Cheung) Yeung. She came to the United States in 1955 and settled in Melrose with her husband where they raised three daughters. In her free time, Jean loved gardening, line dancing, and traveling...

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Priscilla  E. "Cis" Gray

Priscilla E. "Cis" Gray 1922-2015

Priscilla E. (Sears) "Cis" Gray, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose on Friday, March 27, 2015, at age 93. Priscilla was born in Melrose, one of four children of the late Lewis and Harriett E. (Elliott) Sears. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1939. She lived her entire life in Melrose, and was proud to call Melrose home. With a...

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Phyllis  K. (Sheppard)  Moore

Phyllis K. (Sheppard) Moore 1929-2015

Mrs. Phyllis K. (Sheppard) Moore, of Palm Bay, FL, and formerly of Melrose and Malden, passed away on March 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Florida, at age 85. Phyllis was born in Chelsea, one of nine children of the late Frederick and Mabel (Rholand) Sheppard. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1947. Phyllis worked for John Hancock Life Insurance as an Executive Secretary in Boston for 40 years. ...

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N. Kennard "Ken" Walker

N. Kennard "Ken" Walker 1924-2015

Ken Walker, a current resident of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose and Dover, NH, passed away with honor & dignity, peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at age 90. Ken was born on May 25, 1924 in Haverhill, 1 of 2 children of the late Nathaniel K. Walker and Marguerite E. (Currier) Walker. He graduated from Wakefield High School and then attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. On June 9, 1951, he married the love...

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