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Frederick A. Ashman, Jr.

Frederick A. Ashman, Jr. 1922-2004

Frederick A. Ashman, Jr. age 82 of Melrose died at home, December 24, 2004 after a brief illness. Mr. Ashman was born in Malden June 1, 1922 son of the late Frederick Ashman and Georgietta (Phillipps) Ashman. Mr. Ashman was a Bookbinder for 40 years with Cuneo Press. He was an Army WWII veteran serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations, during the New Guinea Campaign and Fred was awarded THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL for his meritorious achievement...

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John B. Lewis

John B. Lewis 1914-2004

John B. Lewis, 90 of Melrose, affectionately known to many as the "Candy Man" died Saturday evening December 18, 2004 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness. John was born in Stoke on Trent, England May 25, 1914, son of the late Alfred Lewis and Nancy (Averill) Lewis. John was known as the "Candy Man" for 60 years working in the candy business for Bailey's of Boston and Putnam Pantry Candies. John was well known for his ability...

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Elizabeth M. Morris

Elizabeth M. Morris 1911-2004

Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Alexander) Morris of Melrose, died December 16, 2004 at the Bear Hill Nursing Care Center in Wakefield. Mrs. Morris was born July 22, 1911 in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Arthur B. and Vida M. (Anslow) Alexander. Mrs. Morris was a long-time resident of Melrose. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Melrose; Past president of the Emblem Club at the Elks; a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a long-time member...

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Ernest W. Lord, Jr.

Ernest W. Lord, Jr. 1927-2004

Ernest W. Lord, Jr., 77 of Melrose died Saturday evening December 4, 2004 at the Academy Manor Nursing Home in Andover. Ernie was born September 5, 1927 in Cambridge, son of the late Ernest W. Lord and Marion (Fowler) Lord. Ernie was a 51 year resident of Melrose and served in the United States Navy during WWII. Ernie was an Engineer for 37 years in "classified projects" at General Electric (Riverworks Plant) in Lynn, MA. He was a member of...

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John G. Pento

John G. Pento 1929-2004

John G. Pento, 75 of Melrose died Thursday evening November 25, 2004 at the Bedford VA Hospital in Bedford, MA after a long illness with Alzheimers Disease. John was born in Everett, MA February 22, 1929, son of the late Angelo Pento and Rose (Lafreniere) Pento. John has been a resident of Melrose since 1968 and was an Industrial Engineer at GTE in Needham for many years. He had a long illness of Alzheimers Disease and was cared for solely by...

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Elizabeth Betty Varney

Elizabeth Betty Varney 1922-2004

Elizabeth "Betty" (Brown) Varney, 81 of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died Thursday, November 18, 2004 at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn. Mrs. Varney was born in Melrose, December 27, 1922, daughter of the late Edward H. and Mary (Earl) Brown. Mrs. Varney was raised and educated in Stoneham where she lived the majority of her life. Betty was a graduate of Stoneham High School. She was a nurse's aide at Winchester Hospital for 25 years and...

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E. Louise Davidson 1901-2004

E. Louise (Harlow) Davidson, 103 of Melrose died Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at the Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose. Mrs. Davidson was born in Swampscott, June 13, 1901, daughter of the late William and Jennie (Gowdey) Harlow. Louise was born and raised in Swampscott. She had been a long-time resident of Melrose, moving here in 1984. She was a graduate of Burdett College and had worked as a Clerk for the Boston & Maine Railroad. Louise...

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Fred E. Sevier

Fred E. Sevier 1932-2004

Fred E. Sevier, 72 of Stoneham, a retired engineer, died Sunday morning November 14, 2004 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Fred was born in Lafayette, NY, son of the late Ernest Sevier and Ellen (Williams) Sevier. He was raised in Lafayette, NY, graduated from Lafayette Central High School and Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Fred was employed at Draper Lab in...

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Stuart F. Sid Sidmore

Stuart F. Sid Sidmore 1922-2004

Stuart F. "Sid" Sidmore, 82 of Melrose passed away on November 13, 2004 at Harborside Health Care in Wakefield. He was 82. Born in Salem, MA, son of the late Austin R. and Marie D. (Peterson) Sidmore, Stuart was raised and educated in Danvers graduating from Danvers High School in 1940. He attended the Franklin Institute in Boston and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Stuart was a self-employed...

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Elizabeth E. Mcleod

Elizabeth E. Mcleod 1925-2004

Elizabeth "Betty" (Eaton) McLeod, 79 of Carleton Willard Village, Bedford and a former 46 year resident of Melrose and a long time summer resident of Wolfeboro, NH died Saturday evening at her home in Bedford. Betty was born in Norwich, NY, September 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Mildred (Cable) Eaton and Robert S. Eaton. Betty was raised in Norwich, NY graduated from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA and Bradford Junior College in...

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Virginia M. Ginny Moreau

Virginia M. Ginny Moreau 1925-2004

Virginia M. "Ginny" (Merritt) Moreau, 79 of Melrose, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday evening November 4, 2004. Ginny was born in Arlington, MA August 9, 1925, the daughter of the late Agnes (Smith) Merritt and Millard Merritt. Ginny was raised in Norfolk, VA and was a former resident of Lexington for 32 years. For many years she was an electronic technician at TCC in West Concord. Ginny was the wife of the late Joseph W....

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Marie C. Borgal Barrasso

Marie C. Borgal Barrasso 1910-2004

Marie C. (Bissett) Borgal Barrasso, 94 of Saugus, formerly of Melrose and Wakefield, died at her home on Friday morning October 29, 2004. Marie was born in East Boston, May 22, 1910, daughter of the late Wilfred B. Bissett and Ellen (Tryder) Bissett. Marie grew up in Melrose, attended Melrose Public Schools and she was a former long time resident of Wakefield. Marie was a tester for many years at the Transitron Company in Wakefield. Marie was...

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James F. Jim Mcgowan, Jr.

James F. Jim Mcgowan, Jr. 1950-2004

Mr. James F. "Jim" McGowan, Jr., 54 of Melrose, died at his home on Wednesday morning October 27, 2004. Jim was born in Boston on September 14, 1950, son of the late James F. McGowan and Mary E. (O'Connor) McGowan. Jim was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Boston Technical High School. Jim was an MBTA Bus Operator for 28 years. He was a member of the Boston Carmen's Union, Local #589 and a Barn Captain for the Bennett Street Garage in...

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Audrey Patricia Duggan 1948-2004

Audrey P. Duggan, 56, a registered nurse died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lumberton, North Carolina on Saturday October 23, 2004. Audrey was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia February 4, 1948. Audrey was a previous long time resident of Wakefield before moving to Florida 7 years ago. Audrey was a nurse at the JB Thomas Hospital in Peabody for over 10 years. She graduated from the Chelsea Soldiers Home School of Nursing and...

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Marie Labua

Marie Labua 1906-2004

Mrs. Marie (Brancato) LaBua, 98 of Amesbury, MA died Thursday evening October 21, 2004 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody after a brief illness. Marie was born September 1, 1906 in New York City, NY daughter of the late Margaret (Billera) and Anthony Brancato. Mrs. LaBua was a former long time resident of West Haven, CT before moving to Massachusetts 10 years ago to live with her son Dr. Leonard A. LaBua. Marie was the wife of the late...

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Eleanor J. Olson

Eleanor J. Olson 1918-2004

Eleanor J. Olson, 86 of Melrose died at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Monday afternoon October 18, 2004 after a brief illness. Eleanor was born and raised in Malden and was a resident of Melrose for the past 58 years. In 1936, at the age of 18, she was named "Miss Malden and Miss Greater Malden". Eleanor was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother and spent her life dedicating...

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Elizabeth J. Baker

Elizabeth J. Baker 1906-2004

Elizabeth J. (Wilson) Baker, 98 of Melrose died at her daughter's home in Nottingham, NH on Tuesday evening October 12, 2004. Elizabeth was born February 22, 1906 in Salem, MA daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (Gillander) Wilson. Mrs. Baker was a life long resident of Melrose and she graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1924 and Burdett Business College in Boston. Elizabeth was the wife of the late Attorney Carleton N. Baker. ...

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Beverly M. Herne 1931-2004

Beverly Mae Herne, 72 of Melrose, died Tuesday October 12, 2004 at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. Beverly was born in Malden, December 10, 1931, daughter of the late Chester A. and Edna J. (Rae) Herne. Beverly graduated from Melrose High, Boston University, Lesley College and Florida Southern University in Lakeland, FL. She was the sister of Webb Herne of Ontario, CN. Aunt of John Herne of Silver Spring, MD, Robert Herne of Sacramento, CA,...

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Patrick Drinkwater 1907-2004

Mr. Patrick Drinkwater of Wakefield died Monday, October 11, 2004 at the Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose. Mr. Drinkwater was born in Chelsea, September 7, 1907, son of the late John A. and Carmella (Patrillo) Drinkwater Mr. Drinkwater was a truck driver and co-owner of the Elk Spring Beverage Company in Wakefield for many years. Husband of the late Anna (McHale) Drinkwater. Father of John J. Drinkwater of Jupiter, FL and the late Patrick A...

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Lillian Marie Kenney 1926-2004

Miss Lillian Marie Kenney, a life-long resident of Melrose, died October 5, 2004 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Miss Kenney was born in Melrose, February 10, 1926, daughter of the late Ashton L. and Marguerite (Gross) Kenney. Miss Kenney was the winner of the 2003 Bread of Life Award for the Melrose Soup Kitchen. Miss Kenney's parents were very active in the Melrose community. Her mother worked at the voting polls, taught ceramics and...

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William D. Copeland

William D. Copeland 1931-2004

William D. Copeland, 72, a 40 year resident of Melrose died after a brief illness at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Saturday morning October 2, 2004. Bill was born in Boston, November 1, 1931, son of the late William D. Copeland and Elizabeth A. (Bingham) Copeland. Bill grew up in Boston, graduated from Boston English High School, 1949 and Boston University, 1954. He was a Printing Sales Representative for over 50 years and he was a...

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Alvin R. Al Hemenway

Alvin R. Al Hemenway 1924-2004

Al Hemenway, a retired telegrapher for the Boston & Maine Railroad died after a brief illness at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Friday October 1, 2004. Al was born in Woburn, September 25, 1924, son of the late Earl L. Hemenway and Alice (Mallory) Hemenway. Al retired from the Boston & Maine Railroad after 44 years of service and for many years he was a clerk at the Digital Federal Credit Union. Al was a member of the Baldwin...

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Marguerite W. Tyacke

Marguerite W. Tyacke 1921-2004

Mrs. Marguerite "Marge" (Williams) Tyacke, 83 of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, died September 27, 2004 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Marge was born June 27, 1921 in Wilmington, Delaware, daughter of the late Robert and Marguerite (Eberle) Williams. Marge graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1939. She studied to be a dental assistant at the Boston School of Dental Nursing (1940.) Marge was a dental assistant for 56 years,...

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Margaret E. Wood

Margaret E. Wood 1906-2004

Margaret E. (Mugford) Wood, 97 of Melrose, died at the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose Friday September 24, 2004 after a long illness. Mrs. Wood was born in Boston, October 11, 1906, daughter of the late Lemuel P. Mugford and Katherine Mugford. Margaret was a 44 year resident of Melrose and a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Melrose. Margaret was the wife of the late Roy H. Wood. Stepmother of Virginia E. "Ginnie" Bryant of Melrose....

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John V. Bud Curry

John V. Bud Curry 1922-2004

John V. "Bud" Curry, age 82 of Winchester and West Harwich, died Wednesday September 22, 2004 after a brief illness at the Winchester Hospital in Winchester. "Bud" was born July 14, 1922 in Brookline, MA, son of the late Thomas and Mary (Ward) Curry. "Bud" was a 1941 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Brookline. He graduated from the Boston College Business School, class of 1945. He enlisted in the Navy and attended Officer Candidate School....

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