Obituaries


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Martha L. Brunick 1937-2006

Martha L. (Grant) Brunick, 68 of Malden, died Tuesday morning April 11, 2006 at the Wilmington Healthcare with her loving family at her bedside. Mrs. Brunick was born in Jamaica Plain, June 6, 1937. Martha was wife of the late William C. Brunick. Daughter of Louise (Walsh) Grant of Melrose and the late Harry Grant. Mother of Kathryn L. Weisenmiller and Paul J. Brunick, both of Malden, Sgt. William C. Brunick of GA and the late Elizabeth A....

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Mildred O. Parsons

Mildred O. Parsons 1916-2006

Mrs. Mildred O. Parsons of Melrose died Saturday morning, April 8, 2006 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare of Melrose. Mrs. Parsons was born in Everett, MA November 16, 1916, daughter of the late Erick W. Kalberg and Augusta (Hansen) Kalberg. Mrs. Parsons was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Melrose. For many years she worked at Hills Stationery Store in Melrose. Beloved wife of the late Arthur K. Parsons. Mother of...

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Diane E. Harding

Diane E. Harding 1960-2006

Diane E. Harding, 45 of Malden died Friday afternoon April 7, 2006 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a brief period of failing health. Diane was born June 9, 1960 in Everett and was raised and educated in Malden. For several years she worked at the Malden Savings Bank and for Boston Safe. She loved the water and boating. Diane was the beloved daughter of Albert E. Harding and Marjorie (Mersereau) Harding of Malden. Devoted sister of...

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Francis P. Homer

Francis P. Homer 1909-2006

Francis Parsons Homer, 96, of Everett died Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2006 at the Life Care Center of Nashoba in Littleton, MA. Frank, who loved the Lord, his wife, his country, and his family, was born in Freshwater Newfoundland to Wilson and Elizabeth (Parsons) Homer. After the First World War and the collapse of his father's fish business, Frank, as the eldest son, spent his teen years helping his mother with the family farm while his...

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Wilna F. Thompson

Wilna F. Thompson 1909-2006

Mrs. Wilna F. (Shaw) Thompson, 96, a long-time resident of Melrose, died Tuesday morning, April 4, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born May 1, 1909 in Greensboro, NC, daughter of the late James H. Shaw and Lillie (White) Shaw. Mrs. Thompson was raised in Greensboro, NC. She attended Salem Academy in Salem, NC and Stuart Hall in Richmond, VA. She volunteered as a driver for the American Red Cross at the Bedford VA...

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Armand T. Giunta

Armand T. Giunta 1925-2006

Mr. Armand T. Giunta, 81 of Lynnfield died at his home with his loving family at his bedside on Monday morning, April 3, 2006. Mr. Giunta was born February 5, 1925 in Wakefield, MA, son of the late Santo Giunta and Elvira (Secci) Giunta. Mr. Giunta was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University in 1949 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. While at Tufts, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi. He served...

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Robert J. King, Sr.

Robert J. King, Sr. 1919-2006

Mr. Robert J. King, Sr., of Melrose, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 in Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a period of failing health. He was 86 years old. He leaves his children, Robert J. and his wife, Constance of Monrovia, CA, Carole L. Sellars and her husband Robert of Ipswich, Herbert L. King and his wife Debra of Malden and William R. King and his wife Louanne of Nashua, NH. He also leaves his loving companion Adeline Marcotte of Melrose;...

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Anna L. Peterson

Anna L. Peterson 1908-2006

Mrs. Anna (Ekstrom) Peterson of Melrose died Saturday, April 1, 2006 in the Epoch Senior Healthcare. She was 97 years old. Anna was born in Cambridge, MA daughter of the late Lars Ekstrom and Emma Ekstrom. Anna was raised in Wakefield and Saugus and has been a long time resident of Melrose. She was the wife of the late Carl W. Peterson. Surviving her are two sons, Gerald C. Peterson and his wife Marjorie of West Newbury and Lloyd W. Peterson...

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Helen D. Longo

Helen D. Longo 1920-2006

Mrs. Helen D. (DeFronzo) Longo of Melrose died Friday morning, March 24, 2006, in the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. Mrs. Longo was born in Boston June 16, 1920, daughter of the late Pasquale DeFronzo and Carmella (Dambrosio) DeFronzo. Mrs. Longo was a graduate of Girls Latin in Boston. She had worked many years as a seamstress and was a member of the Sons of Italy in Melrose. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Longo. Loving mother...

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Esther A. Torian

Esther A. Torian 1908-2006

Mrs. Esther A. (Proodian) Torian of Melrose died Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Torian was born in Amosia, Armenia, April 20, 1908, daughter of the late Hagopus and Beatrice Proodian. Mrs. Torian was raised in Stoneham and had worked as a shoe stitcher for many years. She also had worked at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Order of Eastern Star in Stoneham. ...

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Marjorie B. Isnor 1929-2006

Ms. Marjorie B. Isnor of Melrose died Tuesday afternoon, March 20, 2006 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Ms. Isnor was born in Boston, March 15, 1929, daughter of the late Reginald W. Isnor and Harriet H. (Bradbury) Isnor. Ms. Isnor was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. She had previously lived in the communities of Cambridge, Hyde Park and Malden before moving to Melrose. She was a very active member and Deaconess at the...

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Frank A. Gill, Jr.

Frank A. Gill, Jr. 1944-2006

Mr. Frank A. Gill, Jr.61, of Melrose, formerly of Stoughton and Ogunquit, ME died unexpectedly Friday morning, March 17, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mr. Gill was born in Norwood, September 21, 1944, son of the late Frank A. Gill and Miriam (Louko) Gill. He attended St. Mary's Grammar School in Stoughton and BC High. He was a graduate of Cathedral High School and graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor's Degree in...

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June J. Vickery

June J. Vickery 1926-2006

Mrs. June J. (deSteuben) Vickery, a longtime Melrose resident, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 16, 2006 in her home. She was 79 years old. She leaves her husband of 54 years, Edwin H. Vickery; her children, Janice A. Queen and her husband, Robert of Tallahassee, Florida, Nancy A. D'Amato and her husband Joseph of Dracut, and Stephen E. Vickery of Ayer and his companion Corrine Corso and her son, Alex Gardiakiotos of Haverhill. She also...

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James C. Kaddaras

James C. Kaddaras 1912-2006

James C. Kaddaras, a 56-year resident of Melrose, died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday evening, March 15, 2006 at the Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose. Jim Kaddaras was born in Peabody on July 9, 1912, the son of the late Christos D. Kardaras and Polytime (Economopoulou) Kardaras, who had emigrated from Greece a few years earlier. He grew up in Lynn, and as the oldest son in the family, often represented and interpreted for his parents as...

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Virginia W. Wohlfarth

Virginia W. Wohlfarth 1921-2006

Mrs. Virginia W. (Albee) Wohlfarth, 85 of North Reading, formerly of Melrose, died Monday morning, March 13, 2006 at the Woodbriar of Wilmington Nursing Home. Mrs. Wohlfarth was born in Cambridge, February 19, 1921, daughter of the late Mildred (Shaw) Albee and William E. Albee. Ginny had worked several years as a secretary for Stone & Webster Engineering in Boston. She served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a long-time resident of...

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Barbara C. Russo

Barbara C. Russo 1920-2006

Barbara C. (Bevens) Russo, 86 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield and Everett died peacefully Sunday morning March 12, 2006 at the Melrose Care Center in Melrose with her three loving daughters at her bedside. Barbara was born in Boston February 20, 1920, daughter of the late Ralph Bevens and Mary (Connolly) Bevens. Mrs. Russo was raised in Boston and for many years was a Hearing Assistant for the Social Security Administration, retiring in 1984....

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David K. Howells 1925-2006

Mr. David K. Howells of Lynnfield, formerly of Deltona, FL died at his home Friday morning, March 10, 2006. Mr. Howells was born in New York City, May 31, 1925, son of the late Ernest L. Howells and Ada (Grinrod) Howells. Mr. Howells had worked as a Cost Accountant. He was a long-time member of the Wakefield Unitarian Universalist Church and was also a member of the Deland, FL Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Husband of the late Lois ...

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Patricia Forbes Halligan

Patricia Forbes Halligan 1939-2006

Mrs. Patricia F. (Woods) Forbes Halligan of Melrose died Thursday evening, March 9, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Halligan was born in Stoneham, daughter of the late Harry Woods and Wilma (Trahey) Woods. Mrs. Halligan and her husband shared nearly 26 years of marriage. Pat was a graduate of Stoneham High School and Merrimack College. She had worked for 15 years as the Personnel Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Before...

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Frederick W. Burns, Jr.

Frederick W. Burns, Jr. 1929-2006

Mr. Frederick W. Burns, Jr., 76 of Reading died suddenly Monday afternoon, March 6, 2006 at the Winchester Hospital in Winchester. Mr. Burns was born and raised in Winthrop, son of the late Frederick W. Burns and Mary L. (Starkweather) Burns. He was a 33 year resident of Reading and he worked at the Kirkwood House Nursing Home in Wakefield for 21 years. Fred was the loving husband of Lillian M. (Surette) Burns. Devoted father of John E....

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Vallabhdas J. Thakkar

Vallabhdas J. Thakkar 1909-2006

Mr. Vallabhdas J. Thakkar of Melrose died Monday evening, March 6, 2006 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Mr. Thakkar was born July 22, 1909 in Amrapur, India, son of the late Jinabhai Abhani and Valiben (Vithlani) Abhani. Mr. Thakkar and his wife, Vrajkunvar, had shared 66 years of marriage. He volunteered at the Melrose Public Library repairing book bindings. Beloved husband of Vrajkunvar (Chotai) Thakkar. Loving father of Leela...

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Roger C. Wilder

Roger C. Wilder 1919-2006

Roger C. Wilder, 86 of Melrose died Wednesday morning, March 1, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Roger was born March 4, 1919 in Melrose, son of the late William W. Wilder and Mary E. (Colby) Wilder. Roger was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School and Northeastern University. He was Business Manager at Emerson College for 23 years and was a long-time member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Melrose. He was a...

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Virginia R. Gould

Virginia R. Gould 1923-2006

Mrs. Virginia R. "Ginny" (Wilson) Gould, a life-long resident of Melrose, died Sunday morning, February 26, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Gould was born February 20, 1923 in Melrose, daughter of the late Joseph Wilson and Maud (Thurber) Wilson. Mrs. Wilson graduated from Melrose High School and worked many years as a clerk for the Eastern Mass Bus Company, and the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Ginny was the loving wife of the late...

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Georgia E. Rankin

Georgia E. Rankin 1917-2006

Mrs. Georgia E. (McNamara) Rankin, 88 of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Melrose, died at her home in Florida on Sunday morning, February 12, 2006 following a brief illness. Mrs. Rankin was born September 5, 1917 in Medford, MA, daughter of the late Arthur McNamara and Margaret M. (Cripps) McNamara. Mrs. Rankin was raised and educated in Melrose, MA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Massachusetts School of Art. She...

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Merrill C. Jim Swim

Merrill C. Jim Swim 1919-2006

Mr. Merrill C. "Jim" Swim, 86 of Revere, formerly of Winchester, died Sunday, February 12, 2006 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury. Mr. Swim was born October 17, 1919 in Clarks Harbor, Nova Scotia, CN, son of the late Merrill A. Swim and Vera (Maxwell) Swim. Jim was a graduate of Belmont High School. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He worked as a salesman for United States Steel for 41 years. He was an avid golfer and member...

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Robert W. Lufkin 1913-2006

Mr. Robert W. Lufkin of Melrose died at his home on Wednesday morning, February 8, 2006. Mr. Lufkin was born April 9, 1913 in Gloucester, MA, son of the late William Lufkin and Ella (Lane) Lufkin. Mr. Lufkin was raised an educated in Gloucester. He was a graduate of Boston University, class of 1935 and received his Masters Degree from Boston University in 1936. He was a Math teacher's assistant at Boston University. He served in the United...

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