Obituaries


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Eugene J. McDonald

Eugene J. McDonald 1939-2016

Mr. Eugene J. McDonald, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center on Monday, February 08, 2016, at age 76. Born in Medford on July 27, 1939, Eugene was one of four children of the late Walter D. and Caroline P. (Jones) McDonald. After his graduation from Medford High School, he proudly served his country in the 65th Artillery of the US Army during the Vietnam era. He returned home with an honorable...

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Guy  "Chipper"  Marks

Guy "Chipper" Marks 1954-2016

Guy "Chipper" Marks, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, February 5, 2016, at age 62. Born in Malden on January 9, 1954, he was nicknamed "Chipper" by his aunt as a baby. He was raised in Malden, attended Malden schools, and lived at home with his mother and father for most of his life. After his mom passed away in 2008, he moved to Wakefield to live with his sister, Ruth and brother-in-law, Kevin. ...

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Jo-Ann  M. (Henderson)  Bishop

Jo-Ann M. (Henderson) Bishop 1958-2016

Jo-Ann M. (Henderson) Bishop, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at age 57. Born on June 10, 1958 in Melrose, she was raised one of six children to Phyllis and the late Dorsey Henderson in Melrose. She was a graduate of Melrose High School and received her L.P.N. from Melrose-Wakefield School of Nursing. As a young nurse, Jo-Ann worked on Med-3 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for many...

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Jean F. "Gumby" Barnes

Jean F. "Gumby" Barnes 1934-2016

Mrs. Jean F. (Collins) "Gumby" Barnes, a resident of Danvers and formerly of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Hathorne Hill Nursing Center in Danvers, at age 81. Jean was born on January 29, 1934, one of two children of the late John F. and Helen J. (Devine) Collins. Born and raised in Melrose, Jean graduated from Melrose High School and settled in Melrose to raise two children. After her children had grown...

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David  Hume  Paul

David Hume Paul 1922-2016

Mr. David Hume Paul, age 93, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home at Brooksby Village on Monday, January 25, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor, boss, golfer, carpenter, and veteran, with a tremendous sense of personal honor. Born on September 14, 1922 in Melrose, he was the only son of the late Howard and Lois (Hume) Paul. David is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith "Dee Dee" ...

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Ruth  W. (Otto)  Christensen

Ruth W. (Otto) Christensen 1922-2016

Mrs. Ruth W. (Otto) Christensen, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at age 93. Ruth was born on July 26, 1922 in Cambridge, one of three children of the late William E. and Merian L. (Buckley) Otto. Raised in the Beachmont section of Revere, Ruth grew up within walking distance of the ocean and graduated from Revere High School. After a chance meeting along Revere Beach Blvd., she married the late...

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Elizabeth  M. "Betty"  Duprey

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Duprey 1932-2016

Mrs. Elizabeth M. "Betty" Duprey, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 8, 2016, at age 83. Elizabeth was born in Medford on February 2, 1932, one of two daughters of the late Edward Stymans and Claire Lameraux. Elizabeth who was lovingly known by her friends and family as "Betty" was a graduate of Medford High School. Betty was a hard working, supportive mother to her two daughters...

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Lyman  T. Garniss, Sr.

Lyman T. Garniss, Sr. 1934-2016

Mr. Lyman T. Garniss Sr., of Tewksbury formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully after a short illness at home on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at age 81. Born in Melrose on February 27, 1934, Lyman was the son of the late W. Stewart Garniss and Dorothy (Taylor) Garniss. Mr. Garniss was a Melrose High School graduate and longtime resident. He served in the US Air Force before settling in Melrose to raise a family. He was the owner of Lyman's...

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Joanna M. Alfano

Joanna M. Alfano 1944-2016

Mrs. Joanna M. (Campanella) "JoJo" Alfano, of Melrose and Windham, NH, passed away surrounded by her loving family after a short illness on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. She was 71. Born in Lynn on April 28, 1944, Joanna was raised in East Boston one of two children of the late Gaetano Campanella and Marion R. (Pascucci) Campanella. Growing up in E. Boston, Joanna graduated from Fitton Catholic High School and made many lifelong friends from...

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Michael E. Hallett

Michael E. Hallett 1954-2016

Michael E. Hallett, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sunday, January 3, 2016, at age 61. Born in Medford on August 25, 1954, Michael was raised in Somerville one of four children of the late Malcom Hallett and Helen (Wall) Hallett. He graduated and played baseball at Somerville High School and Mass Bay Community College. Mike settled in Melrose with...

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Robert  Steven  Reul

Robert Steven Reul 1938-2015

Bob Reul (Robert Steven Reul), age 77, of Stoneham, MA, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. He was the son of Edward Reul and Ada (Farmer) Reul, brother of Jim and Dorothy. Bob was born in Flushing, Queens on July 24, 1938, when that part of New York City was a small, rural community. It was a time when little boys went out for the whole day to explore and was most likely the foundation for his wondrous imagination. He loved to...

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Ellen M. Coffin

Ellen M. Coffin 1943-2015

Mrs. Ellen M. (Lomartire) Coffin, a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Mass General Hospital in Boston on Monday, December 21, 2015, at age 72. Ellen was born in Rutland, VT on August 29, 1943, one of six children of the late Alfred J. and Kathryn (Dailey) Lomartire. She was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire where she graduated from St. Joseph's School. Ellen worked for New England Telephone Co. for several years before...

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Robert  A. Cruickshank

Robert A. Cruickshank 1947-2015

Rev. Dr. Robert A. "Dr. Bob" Cruickshank, D. min, of Stoneham, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the Daniels House in Reading, at age 68. Born in Bloomington, Illinois on January 14, 1947, Robert Cruickshank was one of two sons of the late Alfred Cruickshank and Mae Goodreau. After graduating high school, he began his lifelong love for education at Bob Jones University where he majored...

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Fannie (DeBole)  Campochiaro

Fannie (DeBole) Campochiaro 1916-2015

Fannie (DeBole) Campochiaro, of Wakefield and formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully at Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Friday, December 11, 2015, at age 98. Born in Wakefield on December 31, 1916, Fannie was one of six children raised in East Boston of the late Leo DeBole and Maryann (Cutana) DeBole. As a young high school student, Fannie stayed home during the day to help raise her younger brothers. She attended school at night,...

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Elizabeth "Bette" Volpe

Elizabeth "Bette" Volpe 1923-2015

Elizabeth M. "Bette" Volpe, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at age 92. Bette was born in Melrose on August 15, 1923, one of two daughters of the late Angelo and Florence (Salipante) Volpe. Raised in Melrose, Bette graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1942. She worked briefly at Woolworth's and then became a Dental Assistant for Dr. Max Robinson where she worked for...

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Virginia R. DiPietro

Virginia R. DiPietro 1935-2015

Ms. Virginia R. (Leear) DiPietro, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Genesis Wakefield Center on Monday, December 7, 2015, at age 80. One of five children, Virginia was born in Boston on November 1, 1935 a daughter of the late John E. Leear and Rose (Rosemayer) Malloy. She was raised in Boston where she attended parochial school, graduating from Girls School in Roxbury. After graduating high school, she...

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William  T.  McManus

William T. McManus 1935-2015

Mr. William T. McManus, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 23, 2015, at age 79. William was born in Winchester on December 29, 1935, one of four children of the late John J. McManus and Gladys A. (Sinnett) McManus. He was raised in Medford before the family moved to Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Bill served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War, receiving an...

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Margaret  (Picarello)  Sacco

Margaret (Picarello) Sacco 1915-2015

Mrs. Margaret (Picarello) Sacco, a longtime resident of Saugus, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at age 100. Margaret was born in Boston on May 12, 1915, one of six children of the late Andrew Picarello and Maria (Marciano) Picarello. She was raised and educated in East Boston and married Alexander Sacco on September 4, 1938. Settling in Medford, Margaret stayed...

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James F. Mahoney

James F. Mahoney 1935-2015

Mr. James F. Mahoney, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at age 80. Jim was born in Somerville on June 23, 1935, son of the late James F. Mahoney and Marguerite (Newman) Mahoney. A South Boston native, he served as an altar boy at St. Augustine's Church and graduated from Cathedral High School. After high school, Jim proudly served his country in the US Army...

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Mary F. (Pasqua) Maiella

Mary F. (Pasqua) Maiella 1936-2015

Mrs. Mary F. (Pasqua) Maiella, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015 at Mass General Hospital, at age 79. She was born in Boston, one of three children of the late Michael F. Pasqua and Mary "Irene" (Drafies) Pasqua. Growing up in the West End of Boston, Mary attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Arch Bishop Cushing Central High School in S. Boston. The daughter of a Back Bay upholsterer, Mary...

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Dorothy A. "Dot" O'Toole

Dorothy A. "Dot" O'Toole 1922-2015

Mrs. Dorothy A. (Campbell) O'Toole, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell on Monday, November 16, 2015. Dorothy was born in Somerville on January 6, 1922, the daughter of the late William and Eva (Gladu) Campbell. She was raised in Woburn where she graduated from Woburn High School. On August 24, 1947, she married William O'Toole and they settled on Messenger Court in Melrose to raise a...

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Horace F. "Freddy" Smith

Horace F. "Freddy" Smith 1925-2015

Mr. Horace F. "Freddy" Smith, a resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at age 90. Mr. Smith was born in Stoneham on August 27, 1925, one of three children of the late Horace E. Smith and Elizabeth G. (Friberg) Smith. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. Shortly after graduating, he was drafted into the US Army on September 29, 1943. A veteran of WWII, Mr. Smith...

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Valerie LeBlanc

Valerie LeBlanc 1955-2015

Mrs. Valerie (Wilde) LeBlanc, a resident of Peabody, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at age 60. One of four of the "Wilde Girls," Valerie was born on March 31, 1955 in Everett. Known as Val, she was a graduate of Everett High School and lived in Peabody for many years. Val was passionate about living her life to the fullest. She cherished...

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Rosemarie S. Johnson

Rosemarie S. Johnson 1942-2015

Rosemarie S. (Costanza) Johnson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by the loving care of her family on Monday, November 9, 2015, at age 73. Rosemarie was born in Everett on September 23, 1942, one of three children of the late Alfred P. Costanza and Rose (Nicolosi) Costanza. She was raised and educated in Woburn, graduating from Woburn High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of...

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Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson 1930-2015

Mark Pearson, a longtime resident of Boston, passed away peacefully at the Golden Living Center - The Elmhurst in Melrose on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at age 85. He was born in Rockford, Illinois on February 16, 1930, one of three sons of the late Irving F. Pearson and Erma E. (Cable) Pearson. He was raised in Rockford and Springfield, Illinois, graduating from Springfield High School. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.A. in...

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