Obituaries


First Name Last Name
Michael  J.  Finamore

Michael J. Finamore 1931-2014

Mr. Michael J. Finamore, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Medford, at age 82. Michael was born on July 8, 1931 in Boston, one of two sons of Giuseppe and Adelina (Cogliano) Finamore of Italy. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1956. Michael returned home and lived in Winthrop for several years and on October...

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Nancy  M.  Roth

Nancy M. Roth 1932-2014

Nancy M. (Webber) Roth, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away at her home on Thursday evening, May 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was 82. Nancy was born on January 5, 1932 in Melrose, one of three daughters of the late Frederick P. Webber and Josephine (White) Webber. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. While roller-skating, Nancy met her future husband the late Robert A. Roth, and they settled...

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Gertrude  C. (Robinson) Felt Murray

Gertrude C. (Robinson) Felt Murray 1915-2014

Mrs. Gertrude C. (Robinson) Felt Murray, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, April 28, 2014, at age 98. Gertrude was born on June 29, 1915 in Antrim, New Hampshire, one of two children of the late Walter H. Robinson and Olive (Colton) Robinson. Gertrude was raised in Lowell, graduated from Lowell High School, and from Salem State College. She lived in Melrose for...

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Susan Gooch

Susan Gooch 1949-2014

Mrs. Susan (Bashford) Gooch, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Reading at age 65. Susan was born in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School. She worked for 35 years for the brokerage companies White Weld & Co., Paine Webber, and finally UBS. Susan loved her family, and loved spending time doing crafts with her four grandchildren. She was a great baker, and loved to cook. ...

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Nancy (Mead)  Peters

Nancy (Mead) Peters 1924-2014

Mrs. Nancy (Mead) Peters, of Wellesley, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, at age 89. Nancy was born in Newton, the daughter of the late Varnum C. Mead and Gertrude (Ashley) Mead. She was raised in Wellesley, where she graduated from Wellesley High School, Class of 1942. She graduated from Wheaton College in 1946 and Katherine...

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Ruth B. Whitney

Ruth B. Whitney 1925-2014

Mrs. Ruth (Berg) "Bunky" Whitney, a longtime resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 89. Ruth was born on March 21, 1925 in Burlington, one of three children of the late Frederick Berg and Anna (Hoijman) Berg. She was raised in Burlington where she graduated from Burlington High School. In 1947, she married H. Alan Whitney and they settled in Reading to raise a family of five...

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Paul  R. Dunn

Paul R. Dunn 1922-2014

Mr. Paul R. Dunn, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and a former longtime resident of Malden and Melrose, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at age 91. Paul R. Dunn was born on April 26, 1922 in Medford, one of two children of the late William J. Dunn and Frances L. (Callanan) Dunn. He was raised in Malden where he graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1940, and from Boston College...

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Joan  M.  Harris

Joan M. Harris 1930-2014

Mrs. Joan M. Harris, of Lynnfield and Boxford, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield, at age 83. Joan was born on December 7, 1930 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Daniel Kelliher and Margaret (Turner) Kelliher. Raised in Melrose, Joan was a graduate of Melrose High School, and the Wilson School in Boston. She worked for a brief time as an x-ray technician for the office of...

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Harvey E.  Stillings

Harvey E. Stillings 1947-2014

Mr. Harvey E. Stillings, a longtime resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2014 at home, at age 66. Harvey was born on June 6, 1947 in Stoneham. He was raised in Reading where he graduated from Reading High School. Following the tradition of his father and grandfather, Harvey began working at the Mt. Washington Cog Railway at age 16. He was a proud third generation railroad man, and worked as an Engineer for many...

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Henry  T.  McKinley

Henry T. McKinley 1941-2014

Mr. Henry T. McKinley, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 29, 2014 while at home. He was 73 years of age. Henry was born on March 3, 1941, one of four children of the late Thomas and Mary Ann (O'Reilly) McKinley. He was raised in Ireland, and came to the United States in March of 1959. He lived in Beacon Hill until settling in Melrose in 1976. Henry worked as a painter at the John Hancock Tower in...

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Elizabeth "Betty" Stantial Conn

Elizabeth "Betty" Stantial Conn 1923-2014

Mrs. Elizabeth H. (Wright) "Betty" Stantial Conn, a resident of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Burlington on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the age of 90. Elizabeth was born on April 1, 1923 in Worcester, one of five children of the late Clifford L. Wright and Mabel (Oldham) Wright. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1941. Elizabeth or "Betty" as she was...

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Gael T. Lee

Gael T. Lee 1944-2014

Mrs. Gael T. (Wadman) Lee, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden and Framingham, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, at age of 70. Gael was born on January 22, 1944 in Boston, one of four children of the late Harold Wadman and Louise (Nelson) Wadman. She was raised in Charlestown, and graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School. Gael lived in Malden for several years before moving to Framingham, and...

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Marianne (Jameson)  Norman

Marianne (Jameson) Norman 1923-2014

Mrs. Marianne (Jameson) Norman, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014 at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose, at age 90. Marianne was born on April 22, 1923 in Boston, daughter of the late Mildred E. (McKinney) Jameson. She was raised in the Back Bay of Boston, and graduated from Prince School on Newbury Street and Girls High School. She worked in Air Force Recruiting during World War II and later...

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Jeannette  C. (Poole)  Stanley

Jeannette C. (Poole) Stanley 1927-2014

Mrs. Jeannette C. (Poole) Stanley, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, March 21, 2014, at age 86. Jeannette was born on November 10, 1927 in Jamaica Plain, one of two daughters of the late James E. Poole and Nellie (Webster) Poole. Raised and educated in Saugus, Jeannette was active in the local community. She was involved with the Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, the Drum Corps at...

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Jennie  Mae Matthes

Jennie Mae Matthes 1920-2014

Mrs. Jennie Mae (MacNeill) Matthes, of Malden, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at age 93. Jennie was born on October 25, 1920, one of five children of the late George L. MacNeill and Nettie Mae (McKinley) MacNeill. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School. She worked for over 10 years as a secretary at John Hancock Insurance Co. in Boston, then later for Malden Savings...

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Nancy Fritz Torkington

Nancy Fritz Torkington 1945-2014

Nancy Fritz Torkington, wife of Wayne Torkington, mother of Alex and Joslin Fritz, and Chairperson and Founder of nSight, Inc. died on March 18, 2014 at Boston Massachusetts General Hospital. Nancy (Nan) spent 32 years in publishing, graduating with a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism from American University. She received the distinguished Associate Fellow...

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Linda  M.  LaFarge

Linda M. LaFarge 1953-2014

Linda M. LaFarge, of Malden, passed away at the Emerson Hospital in Concord on Friday, March 14, 2014, at age 61. Linda was born in Chelsea, one of five daughters of Edna G. (Duggan) LaFarge and the late Leo C. LaFarge. She was raised and educated in Malden. Linda was a loving and caring mother, daughter, and sister. She cherished her two sons, and always put them first. She loved music and lavender (the color and the smell). With...

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Catherine  M. (Pitteri)  Shea

Catherine M. (Pitteri) Shea 1929-2014

Mrs. Catherine M. (Pitteri) Shea, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at age 84. Catherine was born on April 1, 1929 in Boston, one of two children of the late Alfred M. Pitteri and Delia B. (Dennehy) Pitteri. Born and raised in the South End of Boston, Mrs. Shea lived in Everett for several years before moving to Melrose. She worked for many years in retail department stores as a clerk. ...

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Louis  A.  DeFranzo

Louis A. DeFranzo 1929-2014

Mr. Louis A. DeFranzo, a resident of Saugus since 1960, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Saugus, at age 84. Louis was born on December 19, 1929 in Winthrop, one of five children of the late Michael and Isabel (Rinaldi) DeFranzo. He was raised in East Boston, where he graduated from East Boston High School. He attended Tufts University and began his working career for the City of Boston and Commonwealth of MA as a...

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Jennifer   Jane Boyle

Jennifer Jane Boyle 1950-2014

Mrs. Jennifer Jane (Wiechman) Boyle, a resident of Melrose, and formerly of Dayton, OH, and White Plains, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 63 years old. Mrs. Boyle was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 19, 1950, one of three children of the late Robert Charles Wiechman, and Mary Jane (Frame) Wiechman. On May 29, 1982, she married her loving...

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Florence  L.  Gwynn

Florence L. Gwynn 1919-2014

Mrs. Florence L. (Story) Gwynn, a Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose, at age 94. Florence was born on March 10, 1919 in Everett, one of four children of the late Anna (MacFadgen) and Arthur Story. She was raised and educated in Cambridge and graduated from the Seaside Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in California. Florence worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse...

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Elsa (Donatelli)  De Sanctis

Elsa (Donatelli) De Sanctis 1924-2014

Mrs. Elsa (Donatelli) De Sanctis, a longtime resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at age 89. Elsa was born on March 29, 1924 in Boston and raised in East Boston. She married Raymond De Sanctis in 1945 and they lived in East Boston. Mrs. De Sanctis stayed at home to raise her two sons, and worked as a bookkeeper for Harrison...

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Lorraine D. Grant

Lorraine D. Grant 1938-2014

Mrs. Lorraine D. (Nye) Grant, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, at age 75. Lorraine was born on March 18, 1938, one of three children of the late Alfred F. and Dorothy K. (Collins) Nye. Born and raised in Boston, Lorraine settled in Melrose with her husband Tom to raise their family of five children. She stayed at home to care for her children, and later...

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Wilber  G. "Bill"  Hayward, Jr.

Wilber G. "Bill" Hayward, Jr. 1926-2014

Mr. Wilber G. "Bill" Hayward, Jr. a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully while at home on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at age 87. Mr. Hayward was born on October 6, 1926 in Melrose, one of two sons of the late Wilber G. and Gladys (Wallace) Hayward. Raised in Everett, he graduated from Everett High School, and Burdett College in Boston. He enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII and continued his service in the Korean War. ...

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Joseph  F.  Irvin

Joseph F. Irvin 1925-2014

Mr. Joseph F. Irvin, of Haverhill, and formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2014, at age 88. He was born on November 17, 1925 in Boston, one of four sons of the late John N. and Frances V. (Mahoney) Irvin. He was raised in Charlestown and enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17. Mr. Irvin proudly served his country for four years during World War II. After an honorable discharge, he completed his high...

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