Obituaries


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Helen  R. Tagan

Helen R. Tagan 1927-2016

Helen R. (Johnston) Tagan, of Melrose, passed away peacefully in Danvers surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at age 89. Helen was born in Watertown on September 3, 1927, daughter of the late George R. Johnston and Lillian R. (Karcher) Johnston. Raised in Watertown, Helen married and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three children. Helen centered her life around her family as a loving, devoted mother, and...

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Edward  F.  Brown

Edward F. Brown 1926-2016

Mr. Edward F. Brown, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at age 90. Edward Brown was born in Somerville on January 18, 1926, one of three children of the late Arthur L. and Mary F. (Harrington) Brown. Raised in Medford and Watertown, he served in the United States Navy during WWII before graduating from Watertown High School. After an...

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Katherine  "Kay"  Plemenos

Katherine "Kay" Plemenos 1930-2016

Katherine "Kay" Plemenos, a resident of Revere, and formerly longtime of Everett, passed away peacefully at the Prospect House in Revere surrounded by members of her family and friends on Friday, October 21, 2016, at age 86. Katherine was born in Chelsea on June 2, 1930, one of two children of the late Anastasios and Aphrodite (Vergados) Plemenos. Raised in Everett, Kay graduated from Everett High School. Upon graduation, she began a 40...

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Frank  H.  Banks

Frank H. Banks 1927-2016

Mr. Frank H. Banks, of Meredith, NH, and formerly a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor in Meredith on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at age 89. Frank was born in Melrose on July 22, 1927, son of the late Joseph M. Banks and Ruth M. (Gibbons) Banks. Raised in Wakefield, he graduated from Wakefield High School, and was motivated to serve his country before the age of 18. He enlisted into the United States...

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Elizabeth  F. "Libby"  Gile

Elizabeth F. "Libby" Gile 1915-2016

Mrs. Elizabeth F. (Curry) "Libby" Gile, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, at age 101. Libby was born in Melrose on September 27, 1915, one of four children of the late Albert F. Curry and Alice (Southworth) Curry. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School and enjoyed summers in Mattapoisett with her family. It was love at first sight when...

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Robert  A.  Griffin

Robert A. Griffin 1928-2016

Mr. Robert A. Griffin, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village in Peabody on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at age 88. Robert was born in Winchester on June 28, 1928, one of five children of the late Norman B. Griffin and Helen V. (Kiernan) Griffin. He was raised and educated in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School. He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he received...

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Carl  H.  Gylfphe, Jr.

Carl H. Gylfphe, Jr. 1936-2016

Mr. Carl H. Gylfphe, Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at age 80. Carl was born in Melrose on July 31, 1936, one of two sons of the late Carl H. Gylfphe Sr. and Signe (Johnson) Gylfphe. Raised in Melrose, Carl graduated from Melrose High School, and received his bachelor's degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He served his country in the US Navy from 1959 until an honorable...

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Paul  E.  Zurek, Jr.

Paul E. Zurek, Jr. 1980-2016

Paul E. Zurek, Jr., of Salem, New Hampshire and formerly of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 2, 2016, after completing a half marathon with his wife in Hampton, NH, at age 36. Paul was born in Stoneham on June 11, 1980, and raised and educated in Reading. He graduated from Reading High School, Class of 1998 where he played hockey, made many lifelong friends, and met his future wife, Jenessa. He continued his education...

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Gladys  (Oosterman)  Foster

Gladys (Oosterman) Foster 1923-2016

Mrs. Gladys (Oosterman) Foster, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Oosterman Rest Home after a brief illness on Friday, September 23, 2016, at age 93. Gladys was born in Whitinsville on March 30, 1923, one of five children of the late Grietsen Oosterman and Eva (VanderMeer) Oosterman. She was raised and educated in Whitinsville and went on to Smith College where she graduated with a Degree in Nursing. She then...

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Mark  S.  DeLeire

Mark S. DeLeire 1965-2016

Mark S. DeLeire, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at age 51. Mark was born in Cambridge on March 24, 1965, and raised in Revere and later Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Mark worked for many years in maintenance at Wonderland in Revere. Mark was a good-hearted guy whose unconditional generosity and kindness were well known. He was proud of his roots in Revere where he maintained...

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Walter G. Senior

Walter G. Senior 1926-2016

Mr. Walter G. Senior, of Melrose, formerly of Methuen and Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at age 91. Walter was born in Lawrence, February 13, 1925, one of two children of the late Edwin Senior and Bertha (Hugel) Senior. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, was a POW, and received a BA from Boston University before settling down to raise a family. Walter worked in Human Resources and Purchasing at...

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John  C.  Kenwood

John C. Kenwood 1922-2016

Of Melrose, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, Sept. 17, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Neoma G. (Webber) Kenwood with whom he shared nearly 64 years of marriage. Devoted father of Elizabeth Anton and her husband Paul of Melrose, Jamie Kenwood of Amador City, CA, and Neoma Kenwood and her husband Don Specter of Kensington, CA. Cherished grandfather of Lindsey Pietrantonio and her husband Jonathan, Michael Anton and his wife Julianna, Jonas Specter,...

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Paul  R. LeBlanc

Paul R. LeBlanc 1936-2016

Paul R. LeBlanc, retired Firefighter for the City of Melrose, and a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at age 80. Paul was born in Everett on August 26, 1936, one of two sons of the late Edmund S. LeBlanc and Anna C. (Surette) LeBlanc. He was raised in Everett until the family moved to Melrose where he graduated from Melrose High School. Paul served in the US Army Reserves from 1961...

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Ann  L. (Caramanica)  Hewitt

Ann L. (Caramanica) Hewitt 1938-2016

Mrs. Ann L. (Caramanica) Hewitt, of Wakefield, Sept. 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Hewitt. Cherished mother of Paul Higginbotham and his wife Robin of Douglasville, GA, Nancy Jurgilewicz and her husband Robert of Pepperell, William Higginbotham of Rumney, NH, Mary Dean and her husband John of Peabody, Janet Hawkins of Durango, CO, and James Higginbotham of Rumney, NH. Dear sister of Phyllis Richardson and her husband Dave of FL, and...

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George  Albert  Powell

George Albert Powell 1939-2016

George Albert "Al" Powell, a resident of Brewster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Wingate at Melrose, at age 77. Al was born in Boston on May 9, 1939, one of three children of the late George A. Powell and Serena (Watson) Powell. He was raised Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School before completing business classes at Boston University. Al enjoyed his service time in the Army National Guard...

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Kevin  Patrick  Carbin

Kevin Patrick Carbin 1923-2016

Kevin Patrick Carbin, 93, passed away with dignity, lucidity, and thoughtfulness on September 6, 2016 at his home in Scarborough, ME. His son Kevin, Jr. was at his side. He was born in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Thomas Carbin and Catherine (Lambe) Carbin. As a toddler Kevin moved to the United States where his family soon settled in Melrose, MA., and would grow to become a lively family of twelve, with eight boys and two girls. There...

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Vincent  H.  Hamelin

Vincent H. Hamelin 1921-2016

Mr. Vincent H. Hamelin, at age 95, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Vincent was born in Waterville, Maine on August 31, 1921, one of five children of the late Eugene J. Hamelin and Dorothy (O'Neil) Hamelin. He was raised in Waterville, graduated from Waterville High School and served in the US Army 30th Infantry, the Old Hickory Division...

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Concetta  "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte

Concetta "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte 1925-2016

Mrs. Concetta "Connie" (Sardo) Tagliamonte, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016, at age 91. Born in Boston on April 30, 1925 with roots in the North End, Connie learned the importance of family from a young age. She was one of nine children of the late Cologero Sardo and Rosa (Cammarata) Sardo. Her childhood was spent in the North End until the family moved to Revere when Connie was 10 years old...

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Donna G. Henderson

Donna G. Henderson 1928-2016

Donna L. (Golder) Henderson, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 2, 2016, at age 88. Donna was born on May 13, 1928 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, one of three children of the late Leslie R. and Elmira (Bretz) Golder. She was reared and educated in Lewiston, Maine where she was graduated from Lewiston High School with the Class of 1945. While continuing her...

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Florence  A.  Weston

Florence A. Weston 1916-2016

Florence A. Weston, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on Thursday, August 29, 2016, at age 100. Florence was born on July 8, 1916 in Newburyport. She worked for New England Life Insurance Co. as an Instructor and Supervisor. She resided in Melrose where she led an active life in the community and beyond. She was a member of the Women's Republican Club, and volunteered at Melrose...

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William  E.  Dawson

William E. Dawson 1926-2016

William Ernest "Bill" Dawson, age 90 of Lynnfield, MA, left us peacefully, in bed beside his wife Ann early in the morning of Sunday, August 28, 2016. Originally from Melrose, MA and Alton Bay, NH, Bill was a friend to everyone. He participated wholeheartedly in whatever was going on. "We keep going by keeping going." Bill was born January 2, 1926 in Everett MA. He moved to Melrose in 1928 where he lived most of his life, except time...

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June  S. (Habblitz)  MacGregor

June S. (Habblitz) MacGregor 1926-2016

June S. (Habblitz) MacGregor, of Malden and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Woburn Nursing Center on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at age 90. June was born on May 20, 1926 in Winchester, one of two daughters of the late Charles and Mildred (Wanamaker) Habblitz. She was a graduate of Wakefield High School, graduating with the class of 1944 and for the majority of her 90 years, she resided in Wakefield at her home on North...

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Kenneth  C. Crannell

Kenneth C. Crannell 1934-2016

Kenneth Charles Crannell, at age 82, passed away August 19, 2016 surrounded by the love of his family, in his home in Saugus, following a lengthy decline. He was the third child of the late Dorothy (Staples) Crannell and Charles Clayton Crannell. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and older brothers, John Willis Crannell and William Gilbert Crannell. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 56 years Patricia (Roberts) Crannell,...

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Hannah  (Lord)  Greene

Hannah (Lord) Greene 1934-2016

Hannah (Lord) Greene, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, August 19, 2016, at age 82. Hannah was born at home in Melrose on June 29, 1934, one of eight children of the late Norman and Cecile (Bishop) Lord. She was raised in Melrose where she graduated from Melrose High School with the Class of 1952. Hannah married the late Robert F. Greene in 1959 and together they had two sons,...

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Florence  C.  Hall

Florence C. Hall 1921-2016

Florence C. (MacLean) Hall, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose, nearly reaching her 95th birthday. Florence was born on September 14, 1921 in Boston, one of three daughters of the late Loughlin H. MacLean and Anna M. (Shillady) MacLean. She was raised in Everett where she graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1939. On November 16, 1946 she was married...

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