Obituaries


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Mary A. Beckford

Mary A. Beckford 1921-2005

Mary A. (Brewster) Beckford, 84,a long-time resident of Melrose died at her home with her loving family at her bedside on Thursday morning, October 27, 2005. Mrs. Beckford was born in Derry, NH, February 22, 1921, daughter of the late John H. Brewster and Rose L. (Evans) Brewster. Mrs. Beckford was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. She loved knitting, playing cards and bingo. Mary was the loving wife of 63 years to Clifford G....

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Jean C. Richardson

Jean C. Richardson 1918-2005

Jean C. (French) Richardson, 87, a registered nurse, of Wakefield and formerly a long time resident of Melrose died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness on Monday evening October 24, 2005. Jean was born in Worcester, June 25, 1918, daughter of the late E. Warren French and Sophia (Markham) French. Jean was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1937 and Mass General Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. Jean...

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Forrest H. Linscott

Forrest H. Linscott 1918-2005

Mr. Forrest H. "Scotty" Linscott died Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2005, at the Hospice House in Reading, MA. Mr. Linscott was born in Newton, MA, August 10, 1918, son of the late Linwood A. Linscott and Lillian (Hall) Linscott. Mr. Linscott retired in 1981 after having worked 40 years as a Senior Mechanic for American Airlines. He was a graduate of Newton High School and received his degree from Boston University. He was a 70+ year resident...

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H. Alan Whitney

H. Alan Whitney 1924-2005

Alan Whitney of Reading, in his 81st year died at his home, after a short illness on Sunday October 23, 2005, from pancreatic cancer with his loving family at his bedside. Alan was born December 1, 1924 in North Haledon, NJ, son of the late Henry A. Whitney and Esther (Meier) Whitney. Mr. Whitney was raised and educated in Reading, graduating from Reading High School in 1942. Alan, for many years was the former co-owner of Scott Builders Inc., a...

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Lydia Mollie Holmes

Lydia Mollie Holmes 1930-2005

Lydia "Mollie" (Lewis) Holmes, 75, an 18 year resident of York, Maine, died Friday morning, October 21, 2005 at the York Hospital in York, Maine. Mollie was born in Detroit, Michigan, July 30, 1930, daughter of the late Gurney Lewis and Hester (Bray) Lewis. Mollie graduated from Melrose High School and was a Melrose resident for most of her life. She was a legal secretary with McAvoy and McAvoy in Melrose for over 30 years. "Mollie" was the...

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Athena D. Verenis 1926-2005

Athena D. (Kourakos) Verenis of Saugus, died Wednesday afternoon, October 19, 2005 at the Harborside North Shore Nursing Home in Saugus. Mrs. Verenis was born in Lewiston, ME on November 18, 1926, daughter of the late George Kourakos and Stella (Patsourakos) Kourakos. Mrs. Verenis grew up in Lewiston and Portland, ME. She was an Administrative Assistant for the American Oil Company, Portland, ME and also worked for the Raytheon Company in...

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John Dunnet

John Dunnet 1929-2005

Mr. John Dunnet of Melrose died Tuesday, morning October 18, 2005 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. John was born in Boston on May 1, 1929, son of the late James W. Dunnet and Sarah (Gibson) Dunnet. Mr. Dunnet was raised and educated in Boston. For 17 years he was the Director of Internal Audit at Boston College and was also an assistant controller at Tufts University for 16 years. John served in the United States Navy during the...

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Judith Judi Robinson

Judith Judi Robinson 1951-2005

Judith E. "Judi" (Malcolm) Robinson of Hudson, NH, an organist and piano teacher, died Tuesday afternoon, October 18th, 2005 at her home with her loving husband and children at her bedside. Judi was born April 8, 1951 in Haverhill, MA. Judi graduated from Haverhill High School in 1969 where she was an all-state singer. After High School, Judi attended Merrimack College. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Haverhill and an...

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Lillian M. Robinson

Lillian M. Robinson 1905-2005

Mrs. Lillian M. (Brann) Robinson of Ossipee, NH, formerly of Melrose, died in her 101st year at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee, NH on Sunday, October 15, 2005. Mrs. Robinson was born February 28, 1905 in Everett, MA, daughter of the late Glenwood Brann and Mary (MacKenzie) Brann. Wife of the late Stanley H. Robinson. Mother of Marion F. Haley of Marblehead and Stan Robinson of Anthem, AZ. Sister of Esther Wyse of Wolfeboro, NH. ...

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Frances Fran Burns

Frances Fran Burns 1933-2005

Mrs. Frances L. (Bulman) Burns of Melrose died Wednesday, October 13, 2005 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Mrs. Burns was born in Malden on December 21, 1933, daughter of the late Francis J. and Elsie (Boudreau) Bulman. Mrs. Burns worked as a nurses aide for a nursing home for many years. She was a resident of Melrose since 1976. She was affectionately known as a Caregiver and truly enjoyed spending time with her family. In her...

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Lillian M. Young

Lillian M. Young 1917-2005

Mrs. Lillian M. (McPhee) Young of Malden, died Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2005 at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA. Mrs. Young was born in Berwick, ME June 16, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph F. McPhee and Mary L. (Burbey) McPhee. Mrs. Young was born and raised in Berwick, ME. She was a resident of Malden for over 30 years. She enjoyed special family get togethers and spending time with her many friends at the Malden...

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Donald G. Caverly

Donald G. Caverly 1921-2005

Mr. Donald G. Caverly, formerly of Melrose and Stoneham, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the Emerald Court Nursing Home in Norwood, MA Mr. Caverly was born in Somerville, May 31, 1921, son of the late Charles G. Caverly and Frances M. (MacNeil) Caverly. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was a long-time co-owner of Caverly's Restaurant in Charlestown and Cambridge. Beloved husband of Irma (Milton) Caverly. Devoted ...

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Geraldine Gerry Packard

Geraldine Gerry Packard 1933-2005

Gerry Packard, a 47 year resident of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Saturday morning September 24, 2005. Gerry was born in Clinton, ME on September 25, 1933, daughter of the late Clifton and Olive Cook. Gerry was raised in Clinton, ME and graduated from Corrina High School in Corrina, ME. Gerry was an avid bowler and bowling instructor. She taught children bowling in Melrose, Woburn and surrounding...

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Doreen Betty Taylor

Doreen Betty Taylor 1925-2005

Mrs. Betty Taylor a long time resident of Melrose, died at her home on Friday morning September 23, 2005 with her family at her bedside. Betty was born in Everett on January 2, 1925, the daughter of the late George S. Kenison and Marie (Gramstorff) Kenison. Betty was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1942. For many years she was a bookkeeper at the Royal Globe Insurance Company and she was also a member for many years...

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Barbara Goss

Barbara Goss 1902-2005

Miss Barbara Goss, a life-long resident of Melrose, died at her home on Thursday afternoon, September 22, 2005 Miss Goss was born in Melrose, December 17, 1902, daughter of the late Willis C. Goss and Anna M. (Parker) Goss. Miss Goss graduated from Melrose High School in 1920. She was a 1922 graduate of the Abbot Academy in Andover and the Boston School of Physical Education, class of 1924. She taught Physical Education at Melrose High School...

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Dorothy E. Dot Laben

Dorothy E. Dot Laben 1909-2005

Mrs. Dorothy E. "Dot" (Ward) Laben of Melrose died Wednesday morning September 21, 2005 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Melrose. Mrs. Laben was born August 3, 1909 in Everett, MA, daughter of the late Henry G. Ward and Ardella (Carroll) Ward. Mrs. Laben was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea. She was a retired sales clerk at the W. T. Grant Company in Melrose for over 20 years. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J....

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S. Harold Lundberg

S. Harold Lundberg 1907-2005

Mr. S. Harold Lundberg, a 40 year resident of Reading, died Wednesday afternoon September 21, 2005 at the Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington. Harold was born December 22, 1907 in Lynn, MA, son of the late Sven A. Lundberg and Hulda (Asp) Lundberg. Mr. Lundberg was raised in Lynn and had lived in the communities of Everett, Melrose and Reading. Harold had worked as a clerk of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, retiring in 1972. He served in...

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Pauline S. Hall 1901-2005

Mrs. Pauline (Sheldon) Hall, in her 105th year, died at her home in Wakefield on Sunday evening, September 18, 2005. Mrs. Hall was born August 23, 1901 in Malden, daughter of the late Walter P. Sheldon and Isabel (Richardson) Sheldon. Her father had owned Sheldon Drug Store on Main St. in Malden for 40 years. Their home was where the Malden American Legion is now located. She is the widow of the late William W. Hall, owner of W.W. Hall & Sons...

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Inez Bousman

Inez Bousman 1923-2005

Mrs. Inez (McCarthy) Bousman of Melrose, died Tuesday afternoon, September 13, 2005 in the Harborside Healthcare Center in Wakefield. Inez was born December 16, 1923 in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Anthony and Inez G. (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy. She was a long-time resident of Melrose and had worked for TransWorld Services on Washington St. for many years. Inez was the loving mother of Barbara I. Allen and her husband Edward of Reading. ...

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Arnold W. Williams

Arnold W. Williams 1911-2005

Mr. Arnold W. Williams, a former long-time resident of Melrose, died Tuesday evening September 13, 2005 in Falmouth, ME. Mr. Williams was born in Melrose, MA, December 23, 1911, son of the late Merton D. Williams and Mary E. (Weaver) Williams. Mr. Williams was a 1930 graduate of Melrose High School. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1935 with a BS degree in Business Administration. He was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church...

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Marjorie L. Burgess

Marjorie L. Burgess 1915-2005

Marjorie L. (Solomon) Burgess, of Melrose, died at the Sawtelle Hospice House of Reading on September 12, 2005. She was 90. Born in Milton, daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Karter) Solomon, Marjorie was a graduate of Milton High School. She later received an Honorary Degree from the Berklee College of Music. Marjorie taught piano at the Berklee College of Music but also for Adult Education classes offered at both Melrose and Stoneham...

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Mary E. Smith

Mary E. Smith 1916-2005

Mary E. (Miller) Smith died on Monday, September 12, 2005 at the Rosewoood Nursing Home in Peabody. She was 89. Born in Campbelton, New Brunswick Canada, daughter of the late Allan and Margaret (Murchie) Miller, she came to Melrose in 1935. Mary was a Registered Nurse and worked at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for many years and also at the Danforth House in Lynnfield. She was the wife of the late George M. Smith. She is survived by her 3...

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Mary L. Lou Garrard

Mary L. Lou Garrard 1931-2005

Mary L. "Lou" (Wootten) Garrard died on Friday September 9, 2005 at the Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead, North Carolina. She was 74. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, daughter of the late Rufus M. and Helen (Lucas) Wootten, she was raised and educated in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lou graduated from Tufts University Class of 1951. She went on to teach children with special needs at Reading High School for 15 years. Lou lived in...

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Florence M. Winsor

Florence M. Winsor 1916-2005

Mrs. Florence M. (Saulnier) Winsor of Wolfeboro, NH, formerly of Melrose, died at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro on Tuesday evening September 6, 2005. Mrs. Winsor was born in Wakefield, MA on May 9, 1916, daughter of the late Frank Saulnier and Adele (Doucet) Saulnier. Florence was a long-time resident of Melrose and Malden before moving to Wolfeboro, NH. She had worked for Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge. She was a member of the VFW...

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Elizabeth E. Sears

Elizabeth E. Sears 1914-2005

Mrs. Elizabeth E. (Stone) Sears of Melrose, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Sears was born in Melrose, October 26, 1914, daughter of the late Charles L. and Marion L. (Lyons) Stone. Mrs. Sears was raised and educated in Melrose. She lived in Winthrop from 1937 - 1969 when she returned to Melrose. She had worked as a Clerk for New England Life Insurance for many years. She enjoyed knitting, painting and...

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