Obituaries


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Mary  D. Fandel

Mary D. Fandel 1930-2016

Mary Dorothy Fandel (Hanley) of Melrose, MA passed away on May 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on August 15, 1930. She was the cherished daughter of Anastasia and John Hanley of West Medford, MA. Mary was the beloved wife of John B. "Jack" Fandel for 59 years. Together they raised a beautiful and loving family. She was the mother of five children, John W. Fandel and his wife Maggi of Charlotte, NC and their three...

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Jack  Robert Waaramaa

Jack Robert Waaramaa 1993-2016

Jack Waaramaa, a life-time resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 22. Jack was born in Boston on August 19, 1993, one of three children to Eric and Leigh (Ballweg) Waaramaa. He graduated from Melrose High School in 2012 and was scheduled to graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston on May 27th with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He planned to initiate his graduate work in the fall. ...

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Irven  L.  Franklin

Irven L. Franklin 1935-2016

Mr. Irven L. Franklin, a resident of Arlington, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 81. Irven was born on February 5, 1935, one of two sons of the late Irven R. Franklin and Dorothy (Gleason) Franklin. He was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Urbana, Illinois, and grew up fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his younger brother, Roy. He graduated from Urbana High School, Class of 1952...

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Erna  E.  Hooton-Koester

Erna E. Hooton-Koester 1930-2016

Erna Hooton-Koester, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Nursing Center in Medford, at age 85. She is survived by her three children, David Hooton MS, his wife Kathi and their daughter Emanuelle; Dr. Cornell Hooton PHD, his wife Ann and their sons Nathaniel and Trent; and by Steph Hooton BFA, with her husband Hien and their daughters Lan and Kim. She was married to...

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Reginald  M. "Reggie"  Edwards

Reginald M. "Reggie" Edwards 1916-2016

Mr. Reginald M. "Reggie" Edwards, age 100, passed away on May 16, 2016 at home in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He was born on February 29, 1916 in Malden, to the late E. James and Cora M. Edwards. His parents and three siblings Delores Kervick, H. Leroy Edwards and James K. Edwards preceded him in death. After graduation he had a year of radio/electronic school that proved useful in the military and throughout his various careers. A WWII...

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June  (Mahoney)  Palangi

June (Mahoney) Palangi 1929-2016

June (Mahoney) Palangi, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Monday, May 16, 2016, at age 86. Born in Melrose on June 29, 1929, June was one of two children of the late Joseph L. and Edith W. (Singer) Mahoney. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1948. June was a warm weather person. She loved being in the sun, and in the mid 70's moved to Grand...

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Rose M. DeNicola

Rose M. DeNicola 1927-2016

Rose M. (Bove) DeNicola, of Saugus, peacefully entered into the Lord's presence on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at home. Born January 27, 1927 in Manhattan, New York, Rose was the daughter of the late Gennaro and Maria (Lanni) Bove. Rose was raised and educated in New York. After meeting the love of her life, Sal, they married and settled in Medford. Rose had been employed at the former Jordan Marsh Company in Boston and later at Converse in...

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Emilia  Caraglia

Emilia Caraglia 1939-2016

Mrs. Emilia (DiFilippo) Caraglia, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, at age 77. Emilia was born in Chelsea on March 12, 1939, one of three children of the late Louis and Sadie (Anoli) DiFilippo. She graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea and was married to Anthony Caraglia in November of 1961. They settled in Wakefield in 1967 to raise...

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Jeanne  M. (Shields)  Glancy

Jeanne M. (Shields) Glancy 1927-2016

Mrs. Jeanne M. (Shields) Glancy, a resident of Mashpee and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham, at age 88. Born on December 21, 1927, Jeanne was the daughter of the late John Shields and Mary C. (McCarthy) Carlson, and wife of the late Edwin J. Glancy. She was raised and educated in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School. Jeanne dedicated her working career...

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James  L.  Morris

James L. Morris 1932-2016

Mr. James L. Morris, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, at age 83. Born in Malden on September 5, 1932, he was one of two children of the late Charles and Rita (Amirault) Morris. Jim was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School where he played football and ran track. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean War....

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Clara Gerke

Clara Gerke 1911-2016

Mrs. Clara (Ruhland) Gerke, of North Reading, passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 104 at the Meadowview Nursing Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Clara was born in Bavaria, Germany on December 15, 1911, one of nine children of the late Joseph and Marie (Huber) Ruhland. At the age of 17, she set out independently and bravely immigrated to the United States. She lived in Buffalo, NY briefly but moved to Manhattan seeking more freedom....

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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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