Obituaries


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John  W.  Bishop, Sr

John W. Bishop, Sr 1923-2016

Mr. John W. Bishop, Sr., a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, NH, at age 92. John was born in Malden on October 2, 1923 and raised in Everett by Gould W. and Edna M. (Turner) Taylor. He was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1942 and served his country proudly in the Pacific Theatre during WWII in the US Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge, he...

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Edith  "Dee Dee"  Paul

Edith "Dee Dee" Paul 1920-2016

Mrs. Edith (Studer) "Dee Dee" Paul, age 95, of Peabody passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 at Brooksby Village. She was the beloved wife of the late David H. Paul, who passed away just 38 days earlier, and loving mother of MacGregor "Mac" Paul of Durham, NC, Laurie Brustlin of Campton, NH and Barbara Bellotti and her husband, Peter Bellotti, of Winchester. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Scott Paul, Kelly and David Brustlin...

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Vrajkunvar (Chotai)  Thakkar

Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar 1923-2016

Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar, a proud resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 92. Vrajkunvar, known to her family and many friends as "Ba," led a diverse life of experiences across the world. She was born in Uganda to Indian parents the late Vithaldas M. Chotai and Manibai (Popat) Chotai. She lived in four different countries before settling in Melrose in 1981. She really loved Melrose, and became...

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Madeleine  M. "Maddy"  Goebel

Madeleine M. "Maddy" Goebel 1914-2016

Madeleine M. "Maddy" Goebel, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully in 102nd year on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Golden Living Center – The Elmhurst. Madeleine was born in Clinton on April 8, 1914. She was raised by the late Robert H. and Ethel M. (McClintock) Goebel in Berlin, New Hampshire where she graduated from high school in 1931. She received a degree in education from Plymouth Normal School and taught...

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William  J.  Healy

William J. Healy 1919-2016

William J. Healy, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at age 96. Born on November 5, 1919 in Boston, he was one of four children of the late William J. and Mary (Hines) Healy. The Healy family traces its roots back to Littleton, MA where all four children were raised and educated in farm country. Bill excelled in athletics as the captain of the high school basketball and baseball teams, and his...

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John  L.  Malolepszy

John L. Malolepszy 1937-2016

Mr. John L. Malolepszy, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2016 at Lawrence-Memorial Hospital, at age 78. Born in Chelsea on June 21, 1937, he was one of four children of the late Joseph and Regina (Michalski) Malolepszy. John graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and Salem State University before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He lived in Chelsea in his youth, settled in Winthrop for many...

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Mildred  C. (Olsson)  Hedquist

Mildred C. (Olsson) Hedquist 1926-2016

Mrs. Mildred C. (Olsson) Hedquist, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at age 89. Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 8, 1926, Mildred was raised in Brooklyn where she graduated from Fort Hamilton High School. She attended the Brooklyn School of Nursing where she received training as a Registered Nurse. After settling in Wakefield to raise a family of four,...

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Althea  (Bennett)  Hatch

Althea (Bennett) Hatch 1926-2016

Mrs. Althea (Bennett) Hatch, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Haverhill Crossing on Monday, February 22, 2016, at age 89. Althea was born on September 27, 1926 in Lynn, one of three children of the late Roy and Miriam (Knapp) Bennett. Raised in Melrose, she was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1944, and settled in Melrose to raise a family. She married the late George W. Hatch on September 17, 1949, and...

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Warren   A. Gerry

Warren A. Gerry 1925-2016

Mr. Warren A. Gerry, a Melrose resident and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Lawrence – Memorial Hospital in Medford, at age 91. Warren was born in Melrose on January 1st 1925, one of eight children of the late Frederick B. and Josephine (Flynn) Gerry. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from Wakefield High School, and entered the US Marine Corps during WWII. He served in Okinawa as a Radio...

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Kenneth   L. Fiandaca

Kenneth L. Fiandaca 1946-2016

Kenneth L. Fiandaca, of Malden, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 15, 2016, at age 69. Born in Melrose on May 7, 1946, Kenny was one of three children of the late Frank A. Fiandaca and Louise (D'Antilio) Fiandaca. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1964. He received an honorable discharge for his service in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Kenny owned and operated...

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Martin  "Marty"  Finigian, Jr.

Martin "Marty" Finigian, Jr. 1927-2016

Mr. Martin "Marty" Finigian, Jr., of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at Cape Coral Hospital on Monday, February 15, 2016, at age 88. Born in Patterson, New Jersey on July 17, 1927, Martin was one of three children of the late Martin M. Finigian and S. Rose (Pullicino) Finigian. Raised in Melrose, he was a graduate of Melrose High School and served his country in the US Army as a Private in WWII and...

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Margaret  Ann (Connor)  Muldowney

Margaret Ann (Connor) Muldowney -2016

Mrs. Margaret Ann (Connor) Muldowney, of Wakefield and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Margaret was born in Roscommon, Ireland, one of eight children of the late Michael and Margaret (Killian) Connor. At age 20, Margaret came to the United States. She was married on June 13, 1953 and settled with her husband Michael in Melrose. Margaret remained at home...

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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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