Obituaries


First Name Last Name
Eileen  M. (Muise)  Olsen

Eileen M. (Muise) Olsen 1924-2015

Mrs. Eileen M. (Muise) Olsen, a lifelong, proud resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at age 90. Born in Melrose on October 1, 1924, Eileen graduated from Melrose High School. She was married in 1945 and settled in Melrose. While her husband worked, she devoted herself to being a caring wife, and doting mother. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church and brought her...

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Grace  L.  Hartigan

Grace L. Hartigan 1918-2015

Mrs. Grace L. Hartigan, a resident of Sandwich, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 3, 2015, at age 96. Grace was born in Winthrop on September 8, 1918, one of two daughters of the late Jasper I. Downie and Helen V. (Burke) Downie. She was raised in Winthrop where she graduated from Winthrop High School. After getting married, she and her late husband settled in a home on Marvin Road in...

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Sophia  C. (Grasso)  McCurdy

Sophia C. (Grasso) McCurdy 1941-2015

Mrs. Sophia C. (Grasso) McCurdy, a resident of N. Reading, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Sophia was born in East Boston on September 28, 1941, daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna M. (Macrina) Grasso. Raised in East Boston and Revere, Sophia was married to Edward R. McCurdy on October 4, 1959 at St. Joseph's Church in Malden. They settled in Melrose,...

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William  B. "Bill"  Pierce

William B. "Bill" Pierce 1923-2015

Mr. William B. "Bill" Pierce, of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Danvers on Monday, February 23, 2015, at age 91. Mr. Pierce was born in Quincy on September 20, 1923, son of the late Vesta C. (Cogill) and Bevan W. Pierce. He was raised and educated in Weymouth where he graduated from Weymouth High School. He entered the United States Navy after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, serving as an Aviation Machinist's mate, and later as a Combat...

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Russell  L. "Rusty"  Johnson, Jr.

Russell L. "Rusty" Johnson, Jr. 1953-2015

Russell L. "Rusty" Johnson, Jr., a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at age 61. Born on October 31, 1953 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Russell was raised and educated in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School, and was married to his best friend and love of his life, Jane, on May 27, 1979. They settled in Wakefield to...

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George  William "Bill"  Stone

George William "Bill" Stone 1925-2015

Mr. George William "Bill" Stone, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly longtime of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 89. George William Stone was born on May 20, 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut, one of two children of the late Walter C. Stone and Ellen J. (Tear) Stone. Raised in Clinton, he graduated from Clinton High School. In January of 1943, he...

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Marion H. (Dickman)  Wilder

Marion H. (Dickman) Wilder 1940-2015

Marion H. (Dickman) Wilder, 74, of Reading, Massachusetts died Tuesday, February 17, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington following an extended illness. Marion resided in Melrose with her husband, (the late) Roger C. Wilder, for many years and recently moved back to her former hometown of Reading. She was the daughter of the late Bernard S. and Helen (Pedrick) Dickman. Marion attended elementary school in Reading and graduated from Reading...

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Millie  Campea

Millie Campea 1922-2015

Millie Campea, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Peregrine Landing in Tewksbury on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 92. Millie was born in Melrose on September 13, 1922, one of six children of the late Charles and Anna (Lanciani) Campea. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Millie worked as an executive secretary for the Selective Service System for 31 years. She was a member of the...

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John  Graham  Goulding

John Graham Goulding 1923-2015

Dr. John Graham Goulding, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 91. John was born in Cambridge, one of two sons of the late Frederick C. Goulding and Ann Irene (Spaulding) Goulding. He was raised in Providence, Rhode Island where he graduated from LaSalle High School. John attended Providence College for two years before his service to his country interrupted his studies. John...

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Arthur  C.  List

Arthur C. List 1918-2015

Arthur C. List, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Salemhaven Rehabilitation Center in Salem, New Hampshire on Monday, February 16, 2015, at age 96. Arthur was born in Chelsea on November 12, 1918, one of two sons of the late Charles W. List and Alma J. (Culbert) List. Raised and educated in Chelsea, Arthur went to work at Woolworth's Department Store and later drove a milk truck before joining the Wakefield Fire...

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Catherine  E. "Katie"  Alkins

Catherine E. "Katie" Alkins 1921-2015

Mrs. Catherine E. "Katie" (Birmingham) Alkins, of Brentwood, NH, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on Monday, February 9, 2015, at age 93. Catherine was born in Lynn on November 26, 1921, one of four daughters of the late Patrick J. and Mary Margaret (Monahan) Birmingham. She was raised in Lynn, and graduated from Lynn English High School. On November 15, 1952, she married her beloved husband and they...

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Charlotte  (Tura)  Cahill

Charlotte (Tura) Cahill 1920-2015

Mrs. Charlotte (Tura) Cahill, of Brooksby Village in Peabody, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, at age 94. Mrs. Cahill was born in Saugus, the oldest of eight children of the late Charles and Mildred (Curtis) Tura. She lived in the Chicago area, Michigan and Florida before returning to the the North shore. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Boston City Hospital, and at many volunteer...

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Vincenza  (Yovino)  Canning

Vincenza (Yovino) Canning 1930-2015

Vincenza (Yovino) Canning, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Genesis at Wakefield Center on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at age 84. Vincenza was born in Boston, one of four children of the late Joseph Yovino and Rose (Montelepre) Yovino. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant in the healthcare field. A self taught, progressive woman, Vincenza was into health food, vitamins, weight training, and running...

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Fannie (Levine)  Travis

Fannie (Levine) Travis 1922-2015

Mrs. Fannie (Levine) Travis, of Brooklyn, New York, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 92. Fannie was born and raised in Brooklyn, one of nine children of the late Frank Levine and Rose (Heller) Levine. She served her country honorably as an Army nurse during World War II. She married Elias Travis on December 26, 1948 and was the devoted mother of five children. Due to the career...

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Giles  Alden Gardner

Giles Alden Gardner 1927-2015

Giles A. Gardner, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 87. Giles was born in Stoneham, one of three sons of the late Andrew H. and Christine (Miller) Gardner. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947. On September 22, 1951, he married Joan Batchelder who was a fellow MHS '47 graduate. After serving his country honorably...

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Leonard  J.  Jesse

Leonard J. Jesse 1928-2015

Mr. Leonard J. Jesse, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at age 86. Mr. Jesse was born in Malden on May 29, 1928, one of two sons of the late Leonard Jesse, Jr. and Helena (Bax) Jesse. Raised in Everett, he was a graduate of Everett High School and served his country honorably in the US Navy during WWII. On October 6, 1951, he married his beloved...

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Eleanor  M. Murray

Eleanor M. Murray 1924-2015

Mrs. Eleanor M. (Gibbons) Murray, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away at the Golden Living Center – The Elmhurst on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at age 90. Eleanor was born in Melrose on November 20, 1924, one of two daughters of the late Arthur F. and Harriette (Hauman) Gibbons. Raised in Melrose, Eleanor graduated from Melrose High School. She worked as a clerk for Malden Trust Co. for many years and later owned and operated the...

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Phyllis  M.  Hilton

Phyllis M. Hilton 1922-2015

Mrs. Phyllis M. (Hatch) Hilton, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Haverhill on Monday, February 2, 2015, at age 92. Phyllis was born in Boston on August 20, 1922 and raised in Melrose by her grandparents the late Clayton W. Hatch and Lydia M. (Nickerson) Hatch. Phyllis was a strong, creative person who was always active. She owned and operated Kopper & Kettle Antiques with stores in...

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E. Ellen Robinson

E. Ellen Robinson 1937-2015

Mrs. E. Ellen (Sills) Robinson, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, February 2, 2015, at age 77. Ellen was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on February 11, 1937, one of two children of the late Ernest and Alta (Worthman) Sills. She was raised in Ft. Wayne where she graduated from high school, and settled to raise a family of two sons. She and her late husband George retired to Tampa, Florida...

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Jacquelyn  R. Ehlert

Jacquelyn R. Ehlert 1933-2015

Jacquelyn R. "Jackie" Ehlert, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 81. Jackie was born in Melrose, a daughter of the late Herman F. Ehlert and Ruth G. (Ford) Ehlert. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Jackie worked as a Secretary in human services for many years. Jackie was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in...

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David  J. Bluette

David J. Bluette 1935-2015

David J. "Dave" Bluette, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Tufts Medical Center on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at age 79. Dave was born in Boston on October 23, 1935, son of the late David J. and Alice (Coyne) Bluette. Raised on Beacon Hill in Boston, Dave graduated from Boston English School. He met Pauline P. Riopel who was working as a hairdresser in Beacon Hill, and they married on...

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Ellen  F.  McGrath

Ellen F. McGrath 1927-2015

Mrs. Ellen F. (Lewis) McGrath, of Framingham, formerly of Pepperell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at age 87. Ellen was born in Cambridge on July 12, 1927, one of two daughters of the late Richard N. and Ellen (Bradley) Lewis. She was raised in Somerville, where she graduated from St. Joseph's High School. In 1948, she married John J. McGrath, Jr. at St. Joseph's Church and they raised a family of six children in...

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Michael  J. Ouimette

Michael J. Ouimette 1960-2015

Michael John Ouimette, age 54, of Everett and formerly longtime of Southampton, passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 23, 2015. One of six sons, Michael was born on April 14, 1960 in Southampton and raised in Southampton. He attended Western New England College and the Boston Architectural College. A carpenter by trade, he appreciated fine finish craftsmanship and detail. He was a fan of all New England...

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Cynthia  "Cindy"  Jencks

Cynthia "Cindy" Jencks 1936-2015

Cynthia A. "Cindy" (Hughes) Jencks, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 9, 2015, at age 78. Lovingly known as Cindy she was born in Stoneham, one of three daughters of the late George and Doris E. (Donnelly) Hughes. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, and was proud to call Melrose home. Cindy enjoyed working for Bank of America for over 40 years,...

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Martha  L. "Marty" Ashman

Martha L. "Marty" Ashman 1925-2015

Mrs. Martha L. (Martel) "Marty" Ashman, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at age 89. Martha was born in Chelsea on May 21, 1925, one of four children of the late Albin and Sylvia (Cuskey) Martel. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident of Melrose. She worked in Boston at State Street Bank for many years in administration. She...

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