Obituaries


First Name Last Name
Rose  M. (Serino)  Storlazzi

Rose M. (Serino) Storlazzi 1921-2016

Rose M. (Serino) Storlazzi, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Daniels House in Reading on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at age 95. Rose was born in Revere on April 22, 1921, one of five children of the late Carmine and Angelina Serino. She was raised in Revere before moving to Melrose where she attended from Melrose High School. Growing up during the Depression, Rose became a strong, resilient woman at an early...

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Eleanor  G. (Virgin)  Abbott

Eleanor G. (Virgin) Abbott 1923-2016

Mrs. Eleanor G. (Virgin) Abbott, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, November 14, 2016, at age 93. Born on the 4th of July in 1923 in Lynn, Eleanor was one of five children of the late George H. Virgin and Carmen (Gardner) Virgin. Eleanor was raised in Revere before moving to Melrose with her family. In 1943, she married the late John F. Abbott, who was also a resident of Melrose,...

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John  G.  Desmond

John G. Desmond 1938-2016

Mr. John G. Desmond, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge on Monday, November 14, 2016, at age 77. John was born in Somerville on December 29, 1938, one of three children of the late John and Catherine (Murray) Desmond. Raised in Stoneham, he graduated from Stoneham High School and joined the IBEW Local #103 at age 18. John was employed as a union electrician for over 40 years, and...

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Kevin  M.  Charbonier

Kevin M. Charbonier 1971-2016

Kevin M. Charbonier, a resident of Rockland and formerly lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at age 44. Kevin was born in Malden, one of two children of the late Alfred P. Charbonier, and Elaine D. (McLaughlin) Charbonier. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. Like his father before him, Kevin joined the...

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Jean  E.  Blake

Jean E. Blake 1930-2016

Jean E. Blake, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Wingate of Melrose on Friday, November 11, 2016, at age 85. Born on December 27, 1930 in Malden, she was one of nine children of the late Arthur and Helen (Maguire) Blake. Jean was raised in Malden where she graduated from Cheverus High School. Jean found the call to serve God and entered the Monastery of Poor St. Clare in Jamaica Plain where she lived a prayerful, quiet...

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Anne  N.  Hubbard

Anne N. Hubbard 1930-2016

Anne N. Hubbard, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away peacefully at Genesis at Wakefield on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at age 86. Anne was born in Boston on June 3, 1930, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Rosemary (Malone) Hubbard. A Somerville native, Anne graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1946. She settled in Medford, and began a career in banking at age 19. Originally employed as a secretary at Shawmut Bank, Anne...

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Frances  Stickney

Frances Stickney 1923-2016

L. Frances (Neal) Stickney, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at age 93. Frances was born in Saugus on January 17, 1923, one of five children of the late Charles and Ada (Hooper) Neal. Raised in Saugus, Frances graduated from Saugus High School with the Class of 1941, and raised her own family in Saugus. Frances was married on April 11, 1947 to Alwyn E. Stickney and together they had three sons. ...

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Helen  T. (Truslow)  Potter

Helen T. (Truslow) Potter 1923-2016

Mrs. Helen T. (Truslow) Potter, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at age 93. Helen was born in Waynesboro, Virginia on July 3, 1923, one of ten children of the late Samuel and Myrtle (Hicks) Truslow. Raised and educated in Waynesboro, she moved to Melrose after meeting William W. Potter and they were married at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose in 1960. They lived in...

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Elaine  M. (Murphy)  Haley

Elaine M. (Murphy) Haley 1935-2016

Mrs. Elaine M. (Murphy) Haley, a longtime resident of Medford, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at age 81. One of the six Murphy girls, Elaine was born in Brighton on October 15, 1935 to Helen M. (Manning) and John J. Murphy. She was raised in Melrose with her sisters, and graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and High School. On November 11, 1960, Elaine and George F. Haley were married at St. Mary's Church in...

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Doris  E.  Gray

Doris E. Gray 1945-2016

Doris E. Gray, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at Lawrence-Memorial Hospital in Medford on Monday, October 31, 2016, at age 71. Born on July 22, 1945 in Melrose, Doris was one of four children of the late Robert A. and Doris M. (Marshall) Gray. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1963. Doris worked for New England Telephone Company for many years in customer service, and later...

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Virginia  H.  Nelsen

Virginia H. Nelsen 1923-2016

Virginia H. Nelsen, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Whidden Memorial Hospital, at age 93. Virginia was born on March 2, 1923, one of three children of the late Perley and Annie (Shanks) Chappell. Raised and educated in Malden, Virginia called Malden home for her entire 93 years. She worked in bookkeeping for several years at Schrafft's Candy. As a dedicated mother, she provided loving...

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Helen  R. Tagan

Helen R. Tagan 1927-2016

Helen R. (Johnston) Tagan, of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Danvers surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at age 89. Helen was born in Watertown on September 3, 1927, daughter of the late George R. Johnston and Lillian R. (Karcher) Johnston. Raised in Watertown, Helen married and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three children. Helen centered her life around her family as a loving, devoted mother, and...

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Edward  F.  Brown

Edward F. Brown 1926-2016

Mr. Edward F. Brown, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at age 90. Edward Brown was born in Somerville on January 18, 1926, one of three children of the late Arthur L. and Mary F. (Harrington) Brown. Raised in Medford and Watertown, he served in the United States Navy during WWII before graduating from Watertown High School. After an...

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Katherine  "Kay"  Plemenos

Katherine "Kay" Plemenos 1930-2016

Katherine "Kay" Plemenos, a resident of Revere, and formerly longtime of Everett, passed away peacefully at the Prospect House in Revere surrounded by members of her family and friends on Friday, October 21, 2016, at age 86. Katherine was born in Chelsea on June 2, 1930, one of two children of the late Anastasios and Aphrodite (Vergados) Plemenos. Raised in Everett, Kay graduated from Everett High School. Upon graduation, she began a 40...

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Frank  H.  Banks

Frank H. Banks 1927-2016

Mr. Frank H. Banks, of Meredith, NH, and formerly a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor in Meredith on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at age 89. Frank was born in Melrose on July 22, 1927, son of the late Joseph M. Banks and Ruth M. (Gibbons) Banks. Raised in Wakefield, he graduated from Wakefield High School, and was motivated to serve his country before the age of 18. He enlisted into the United States...

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Elizabeth  F. "Libby"  Gile

Elizabeth F. "Libby" Gile 1915-2016

Mrs. Elizabeth F. (Curry) "Libby" Gile, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, at age 101. Libby was born in Melrose on September 27, 1915, one of four children of the late Albert F. Curry and Alice (Southworth) Curry. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School and enjoyed summers in Mattapoisett with her family. It was love at first sight when...

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Robert  A.  Griffin

Robert A. Griffin 1928-2016

Mr. Robert A. Griffin, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at age 88. Robert was born in Winchester on June 28, 1928, one of five children of the late Norman B. Griffin and Helen V. (Kiernan) Griffin. He was raised and educated in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School. He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he received...

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Carl  H.  Gylfphe, Jr.

Carl H. Gylfphe, Jr. 1936-2016

Mr. Carl H. Gylfphe, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at age 80. Carl was born in Melrose on July 31, 1936, one of two sons of the late Carl H. Gylfphe Sr. and Signe (Johnson) Gylfphe. Raised in Melrose, Carl graduated from Melrose High School, and received his bachelor's degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He served his country in the US Navy from 1959 until an honorable...

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Paul  E.  Zurek, Jr.

Paul E. Zurek, Jr. 1980-2016

Paul E. Zurek, Jr., of Salem, New Hampshire and formerly of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 2, 2016, after completing a half marathon with his wife in Hampton, NH, at age 36. Paul was born in Stoneham on June 11, 1980, and raised and educated in Reading. He graduated from Reading High School, Class of 1998 where he played hockey, made many lifelong friends, and met his future wife, Jenessa. He continued his education...

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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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