Obituaries


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Eloise B. Wellington

Eloise B. Wellington 1930-2015

Eloise B. Wellington, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly at home on Good Friday at home, as she wished, on Friday, April 3, 2015, at age 84. Eloise was born in Medford, the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Eloise (Ogden) Wellington. She was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1948. She received her B.S. degree from Boston University in 1952. Eloise worked for many years as an insurance...

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Diane  M. "DiDi" Keefe

Diane M. "DiDi" Keefe 1958-2015

Diane M. (Harkins) "DiDi" Keefe, of Merrimack, NH and formerly of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, at age 57. Diane was born in Chelsea on March 20, 1958, one of four children of the late James and June (Wonson) Fitzgerald. She was raised and educated in Chelsea where she graduated from Chelsea High School. A Tewksbury resident for many years, she stayed at home to care for...

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Jean  Yeung  Hong

Jean Yeung Hong -2015

Mrs. Jean Yeung Hong, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 80 years of age. Jean was born in China, a daughter of the late Fung Chun Yeung and Woon Ho (Cheung) Yeung. She came to the United States in 1955 and settled in Melrose with her husband where they raised three daughters. In her free time, Jean loved gardening, line dancing, and traveling...

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Priscilla  E. "Cis" Gray

Priscilla E. "Cis" Gray 1922-2015

Priscilla E. (Sears) "Cis" Gray, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose on Friday, March 27, 2015, at age 93. Priscilla was born in Melrose, one of four children of the late Lewis and Harriett E. (Elliott) Sears. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1939. She lived her entire life in Melrose, and was proud to call Melrose home. With a...

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Phyllis  K. (Sheppard)  Moore

Phyllis K. (Sheppard) Moore 1929-2015

Mrs. Phyllis K. (Sheppard) Moore, of Palm Bay, FL, and formerly of Melrose and Malden, passed away on March 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Florida, at age 85. Phyllis was born in Chelsea, one of nine children of the late Frederick and Mabel (Rholand) Sheppard. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1947. Phyllis worked for John Hancock Life Insurance as an Executive Secretary in Boston for 40 years. ...

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N. Kennard "Ken" Walker

N. Kennard "Ken" Walker 1924-2015

Ken Walker, a current resident of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose and Dover, NH, passed away with honor & dignity, peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at age 90. Ken was born on May 25, 1924 in Haverhill, 1 of 2 children of the late Nathaniel K. Walker and Marguerite E. (Currier) Walker. He graduated from Wakefield High School and then attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. On June 9, 1951, he married the love...

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Bette  R.  Holloway

Bette R. Holloway 1930-2015

Bette R. Holloway, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015, at age 84. Bette was born in Hebron, Maryland, one of four children of the late Marion Holloway and Ruth (Rector) Holloway. Bette graduated from Nursing School at the Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, Maryland. She worked as a dedicated mental health nurse for over 30 years in a variety of hospitals...

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Joan E.  McKechnie

Joan E. McKechnie 1943-2015

Mrs. Joan E. (Cox) McKechnie, a 48-year resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at age 71. Joan was born in Boston on July 6, 1943, one of two children of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Cox. She was raised in Natick where she graduated from Natick High School, Class of 1961. She then graduated from LaSalle College in 1963, married her best friend and companion for...

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Joan  L. Tufts

Joan L. Tufts 1937-2015

Joan L. (Manning) Tufts, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at age 77. Joan was born on April 1, 1937 in Melrose, one of three daughters of the late Joseph and Ruth (Connolly) Manning. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1954 and lived in Woburn for the last 30 years. Joan enjoyed her working career as a Secretary for New England...

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Margaret R. Kezer

Margaret R. Kezer 1921-2015

Mrs. Margaret R. (Turner) Kezer, of Branford, CT, and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at age 93. Margaret was born in Malden, one of two children of the late Wendell P. Turner and Margaret R. (Thompson) Turner. Raised in Malden, Margaret graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1939, and from Colby Junior College and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She married Charles F...

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Millie  (Hiscock)  King Belanger

Millie (Hiscock) King Belanger 1923-2015

Millie (Hiscock) King Belanger, a resident of Lynnfield and formerly of Melrose and Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at age 91. Millie was born on June 7, 1923 in Carbonear, Newfoundland, one of three children of the late Ingram and Mary Jenneth (Thistle) Hiscock. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School. She settled in Melrose to raise a family, then...

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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 graduated from the Boston City Hospital Nursing School in 1941 and earned a BS in Nursing from St. Xavier College in Chicago in 1967. Mrs, Cahill lived in the Chicago...

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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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