Obituaries


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Clarence "Clancy" Sawyer

Clarence "Clancy" Sawyer 1937-2015

Clarence H. "Clancy" Sawyer, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at age 78. Clarence Sawyer was born in Melrose, one of five children of the late Peter H. Sawyer and Beulah (Craigie) Sawyer. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and served in the US Army honorably while stationed in Korea. Clarence, known to many as "Clancy" worked for the Commonwealth of...

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Kin Lai  "George"  Tai

Kin Lai "George" Tai 1914-2015

Mr. Kin Lai "George" Tai, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading on Friday, October 30, 2015 at age 101. Born in Ningbo, China on October 26, 1914, Kin Lai was raised in a southern village of Shanghai prior to Communist rule. With the blessing of his parents at age 17, he set out into the world to find a better life. Many years later, he would ultimately achieve his goal. His...

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Edna  M. Macintosh

Edna M. Macintosh 1919-2015

Mrs. Edna M. Macintosh, of Newburyport, and formerly of Dover, NH and Melrose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at age 96. She was born in Melrose on February 23, 1919, one of three children of the late Frederick Bolton and Florence (Gleason) Bolton. She attended Melrose public schools, and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She worked as a secretary at the First National Bank in Boston for...

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Robert Cook Daniels

Robert Cook Daniels 1923-2015

Mr. Robert Cook Daniels, beloved husband of the late Louise (Huntress) Daniels , died peacefully in Manchester, Connecticut on Saturday, October 17 at 1:15 a.m. with his niece by his side. He was mentally alert and vibrant through his final day, enjoying time every day with family. He was so happy he glowed when enjoying visits from his dog, Daisy, or coloring or puzzling with his great-grand niece and nephew. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts...

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Carla  M. (Goyette)  Hegan

Carla M. (Goyette) Hegan 1956-2015

Mrs. Carla M. (Goyette) Hegan, of Saugus, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Meadow View Center in North Reading, at age 58. She was born in Melrose on November 24, 1956, one of six children of the late Lawrence F. Goyette, Sr. and Dorothy Grace (Camuso) Goyette. Raised in Saugus, Carla was a graduate of Saugus High School. She married the love of her life Alan Hegan and they lived in Revere for...

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Dolores A. Driscoll

Dolores A. Driscoll 1934-2015

Mrs. Dolores A. (LeSaffre) Driscoll - mother, grandmother and advocate for youth, the disabled and the disadvantaged - passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and admiration of her family at home in Rye, NH on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at age 81. Born on July 3, 1934 in Saugus, she was one of six children of the late Robert and Anna (Carothers) LeSaffre. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1953,...

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Breeanna  L. Lorini

Breeanna L. Lorini 1990-2015

Breeanna L. Lorini at age 25, of Lynn and previously of Englewood, Florida passed away unexpectedly while at home in bed on Friday, October 9, 2015. Breeanna was born on March 13, 1990 in Lakewood, New Jersey. She was raised in Englewood, Florida and attended Lemon Bay High School where she played softball and was on the cheerleading team. At the young age of 15, she met her soul mate, best friend, and love of her life Travis Lorini. It was...

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William  P. "Billy"  Davis

William P. "Billy" Davis 1961-2015

Mr. William P. "Billy" Davis, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 7, 2015 at Mass General Hospital, at age 53. Bill was born in Waltham on November 30, 1961, one of twelve children of the late P. Samuel Davis and Florence (Bianchi) Davis. Raised in the Nonantum section of Newton, Bill was part of the neighborhood that everyone affectionately calls "The Lake." Bill loved the close knit place he called home...

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James A. Romano

James A. Romano 1943-2015

Mr. James A. Romano, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, at age 72. Jim was born in Yonkers, NY, one of two children of the late Dominick and Concetta (Ferrugo) Romano. Born and bred in Yonkers, Jim's father died in WWII before Jim could meet him. His childhood was characterized by the care and support of his mother and his loving relatives in NY. He attended Yonkers...

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Edward F. Cassidy

Edward F. Cassidy 1943-2015

Mr. Edward F. Cassidy, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at age 72. Ed was born in Medford on September 11, 1943, son of the late Ann (Handley) Cassidy and Edward F. Cassidy. Raised in Wakefield, he spent his senior year of high school in Kingston, Jamaica where his father was transferred for work. At age 8, he knew he wanted to be an architect and would devote his career to the...

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Richard  C.  Hale

Richard C. Hale 1930-2015

Mr. Richard C. Hale, a resident of Wakefield, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at age 85. Born at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 24, 1930, he was one of three sons of the late Orrin J. and Elizabeth (Maloney) Hale. He was a lifelong resident of Albion Street in Wakefield in a home built by his uncle Horace Hale in 1892. He graduated from St. Joseph's Parochial School Class of 1945, Wakefield High...

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Adeline J. "Addie" (Lally)  Thistle

Adeline J. "Addie" (Lally) Thistle 1944-2015

Mrs. Adeline J. "Addie" (Lally) Thistle, of Middleton, formerly of Andover, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 71. Adeline, lovingly known as "Addie" was born in East Boston, one of three children of the late Walter F. and Julia (Mazzarino) Lally. She spent her childhood in the Orient Heights section of East Boston, and at age 11 moved to Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High...

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Preston  S. Johnson

Preston S. Johnson 1923-2015

Preston S. Johnson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at age 92. Preston was born in Lawrence on January 11, 1923, son of the late Leonard P. Johnson and Margaret (Stillman) Johnson. Preston was raised in Andover and before graduating high school had started working on the Boston & Maine Railroad. At age 16, he was earning 65 cents an hour and beginning a...

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Charles A. Gargiulo, Jr.

Charles A. Gargiulo, Jr. 1958-2015

Charles A. Gargiulo, Jr., of Malden, formerly of Everett, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, September 1, 2015, at age 57. Charles was born in Melrose on March 30, 1958. Raised in Melrose, he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1976, UMASS-Lowell in 1980 and received his Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan. Charlie had worked for a period of time as an Electrical Engineer. He lived in Everett for...

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Audrey  Whitehead

Audrey Whitehead 1925-2015

Mrs. Audrey Whitehead, of Melrose, died on September 11 , 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1925, to Judson and Grace Place, she spent her early years in rural New Jersey. At age 8, her family moved to Melrose, Massachusetts, where she attended the Melrose public schools. Upon graduating from Melrose High School, in 1944, she attended Forsyth Training School for Dental Hygienists. Thereafter, she was employed as a...

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Beatrice P. Walsh

Beatrice P. Walsh 1920-2015

Mrs. Beatrice F. Walsh (nee French) of Rochester, NH, formerly of Melrose, MA, and born in Wakefield, MA, passed peacefully on September 8, 2015 at age 95. Beatrice was one of six children of the late Leonard A. and Beatrice P.V. (Whiteacre) French. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1936, where she excelled academically and won the Spelling Bee sponsored by the Boston Traveler newspaper. Coming of age during...

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Lois  M.  Monge

Lois M. Monge 1925-2015

Lois M. Monge, a resident of Saugus, and formerly of Melrose and Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 89. Lois was born on December 30, 1925 in Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School. She lived in Wakefield for many years, Melrose for several years, and more recently had lived in Saugus. Lois worked for 53 years at Fidelity Investments in Boston as an...

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Edward A. Blanchard

Edward A. Blanchard 1955-2015

Edward A. Blanchard, recently of Port Richey, Fl, and formerly of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at age 59. Edward was born in Biddeford, Maine on September 29, 1955, one of two children of the late Arthur H. and Lauraine M. (Desjardins) Blanchard. He was raised in Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1973. Over the years, he worked for several garages and auto body shops as a...

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Eleanor M. Crowley

Eleanor M. Crowley 1931-2015

Mrs. Eleanor M. "El" (Cassidy) Crowley, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at age 84. Eleanor was born in Chelsea on May 12, 1931, daughter of the late William and Mary (McCreven) Cassidy. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Revere. On April 25, 1953 she married John F. Crowley at Our Lady of Grace Church in Everett. They lived in Woburn for...

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Ruth  I. Terry

Ruth I. Terry 1925-2015

Mrs. Ruth (Iversen) Terry, an Amesbury, MA resident, formerly of Manchester, NH and Winthrop, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at age 89. Ruth was born at home in Winthrop, one of four children of the late Ingvald and Anna M. (Knudsen) Iversen. Raised and educated in Winthrop, she graduated from Winthrop High School and married her soul mate Walter Terry on October 12, 1946 at Our Saviour's Church in E....

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Marion  W. (Simpson)  McDermod

Marion W. (Simpson) McDermod 1925-2015

Mrs. Marion W. (Simpson) McDermod, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at age 90. One of four children of the late William T. S. and Sarah R. (Hughes) Simpson, Marion was born in Mussleboro, Scotland and came to the United States at age 4. Raised in Malden, she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1943. In June of 1944, at the young age of 19 she married her high school...

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Ronald J. Robinson

Ronald J. Robinson 1924-2015

Mr. Ronald J. Robinson, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 90. Ronald was born October 11, 1924 in Wakefield, a son of the late Eli H. and Thelma K. (Downey) Robinson and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Tech 5. He was injured in Italy at the Battle of Anzio beachhead in January of...

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Christina  J. Bishara

Christina J. Bishara 1923-2015

Mrs. Christina J. (Karreman) Bishara, of Woburn and formerly of Dedham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at age 92. Christina was born in The Hague, Holland one of three children of the late Elisabeth J. (Haak) and Johannes Karreman. She was raised in Holland before being sent to work in Germany during WWII. While working, she fell in love with an American soldier and they would soon marry. Following his deployment, she...

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Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown 1929-2015

Mrs. C. Ruth (Roche) Brown, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at age 85. Ruthie was born in Mission Hill on September 10, 1929, one of two daughters of the late Patrick Roche and Catherine (O'Leary) Roche. Raised in Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain, she graduated from Mission High School and began working at First National Bank in Boston. She met and married a coworker, Robert W. Brown,...

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Paula  M. (Walsh)  Tringali

Paula M. (Walsh) Tringali 1949-2015

Paula M. (Walsh) Tringali, a resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at age 66. Paula was born in Revere on January 30, 1949, one of four children of the late Arthur L. Walsh and Pauline M. (Shea) Walsh. She was raised in Revere and Saugus where she graduated from Saugus High School. She was married on June 6, 1970 and lived in Winthrop for several years before moving to Melrose in 1980...

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