Obituaries


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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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George S. Foster

George S. Foster 1912-2006

Mr. George S. Foster, age 94 of Melrose died Wednesday evening, January 18, 2006 at the Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington, MA. Mr. Foster was born in Somerville, MA on January 2, 1912. He attended the University of Maine and Northeastern University and was an engineer for 30 years with the General Electric Company in Lynn. An avid sailor, George had a tremendous love of the sea. George was the husband of the late Marylane T. (Smith) Foster....

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Ernest W. Whittier

Ernest W. Whittier 1925-2006

Mr. Ernest W. Whittier, a life-long resident of Melrose, died Tuesday evening, January 17, 2006 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mr. Whittier was born in Melrose, April 26, 1925, son of the late Herbert E. Whittier and Clara (Morrill) Whittier. Mr. Whittier graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1943. He served in the United States Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. He then attended Bentley College. He had worked as a salesman...

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Mary A. Bulman 1940-2006

Mrs. Mary A. (McMahon) Bulman, a long-time resident of Melrose, died at her home Sunday evening, January 15, 2006. Mrs. Bulman was born in Malden, MA, February 23, 1940, daughter of the late James McMahon and Vivian (Mann) McMahon. Mrs. Bulman was a graduate of Chevrus High School, Malden, MA, class of 1958. She had worked as a bookkeeper for S. R. Dodge Electric, Inc. for many years. Mary was the beloved wife of John P. Bulman Sr. Devoted...

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Ethel J. Charlton 1913-2006

Ms. Ethel J. Charlton of Melrose died Thursday morning, January 12, 2006 at the Epoch Senior Health Care Center in Melrose. Ethel was born in Medford, MA June 12, 1913, daughter of the late Charles L. Charlton and Margaret A. (Macdonald) Charlton. Ms. Charlton was a former resident of Hartford, CT and had lived in Melrose since 1978. She had worked for many years as a secretary for the Market Forge Company in Wilmington. She enjoyed Arts &...

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Eva G. Hillman Sawyer 1910-2006

Eva G, Hillman Sawyer of Melrose, formerly of Saugus and Malden died at the Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Tuesday afternoon January 10, 2006. Eva was born in Malden, MA May 8, 1910, daughter of the late Ronald H. Anderson and Eva (Cook) Anderson. Eva was a graduate of Malden High School in 1929 and the Malden Evening Commercial Business School. She worked in accounting as a recorder and statistician for the former Melrose Trust Company...

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Sarah J. Bassett 1924-2006

Mrs. Sarah J. (Slocum) Bassett of Melrose, died Thursday evening, January 5, 2006 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Mrs. Bassett was born September 29, 1924 in Central Falls, RI, daughter of the late George Slocum and Katie (Peirce) Slocum. Mrs. Bassett graduated from Dartmouth High School and the Northern Conservatory of Music in Bangor, ME. She taught music in the Orono, ME Public Schools. She was a long time member of the Melrose...

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Evelyn P. Theobald

Evelyn P. Theobald 1912-2006

Mrs. Evelyn P. (Corkum) Theobald of Melrose, died at her home on Tuesday morning, January 3, 2006. Mrs. Theobald was born August 8, 1912 in East Boston, MA, daughter of the late Byron N. Corkum and E. Pearl (Eastwood) Corkum. Mrs. Theobald was a graduate of Melrose High School. She had worked in the family business since high school as a secretary for B. N. Corkum Transportation Co. in Malden, retiring in 1979. Many years ago she was very...

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Donna J. Smith 1944-2005

Mrs. Donna J. (Giannetti) Smith of East Boston died Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Mrs. Smith was born May 19, 1944 in Boston, daughter of Olga (Goyette) Giannetti and the late Benedetto Giannetti. Mrs. Smith worked as a Sales Clerk in the Retail business for many years. Donna and her late husband, Carmen, had shared 28 years of marriage. She is survived by her mother, Olga (Goyette) Giannetti of Melrose; her 5...

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Regina M. Delgenio

Regina M. Delgenio 1927-2005

Mrs. Regina M. (Walker) DelGenio of Melrose died Thursday afternoon, December 22, 2005 at the Sunbridge of North Reading Nursing Home. Mrs. DelGenio was born May 10, 1927 in East Boston, daughter of the late John T. Walker and Catherine (Costello) Walker. Her husband, Amidel A. DelGenio died in 1992. She leaves her children, Dennis W. DelGenio and his wife Marianne of Danvers, Kathryn R. DelGenio, Stephen X. DelGenio and his wife Sharon,...

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Frederic M. Magarian

Frederic M. Magarian 1946-2005

Mr. Frederic Magarian of Malden died at his home on December 21, 2005. Mr. Magarian was born in Bethesda, MD, October 18, 1946. Mr. Magarian was raised and educated in Newton. Loving son of Mary (Ajamian) Magarian of Danvers, formerly of Watertown, and the late Fred G. Magarian. Devoted brother of Lorraine Magarian of Medford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., MELROSE...

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Suzanne M. Elder

Suzanne M. Elder 1939-2005

Mrs Suzanne M. (Babcock) Elder of Saugus, died Sunday evening, December 18, 2005 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mrs. Elder was born in Malden, December 30, 1939, daughter of the late Arthur Babcock and Isabelle (Murray) Babcock. Suzanne was a long-time resident of Saugus and had worked as a bookkeeper at the Saugus Bank & Trust for 15 years and at the Continental Restaurant for 20 years. She loved to travel and to attend her grandchildren's...

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Jacqueline W.C. Oei

Jacqueline W.C. Oei 1921-2005

Peabody - Mrs. Jacqueline W.C. (Luyt) Oei, of Brooksby Village Drive, formerly of Rye, New York, died Thursday, December 15, 2005 in her home surrounded by her family after a period of declining health. She was 84 years old. Her husband of twenty-one years, Ing Bian Oei died in 1967. She leaves her children, Ting Pau Oei and his wife Suzana of Tewksbury, New Jersey, Ting Yi Oei and his wife, Diane Curling of Reston, Virginia, Monique M....

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Virginia E. Bim Hinckley

Virginia E. Bim Hinckley 1923-2005

Mrs. Virginia E. "Bim" (Turner) Hinckley of Melrose died Sunday morning, December 11, 2005 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Melrose. Mrs. Hinckley was born in Boston, December 11, 1923, daughter of the late Edward Turner and Lila (Foster) Turner. Mrs. Hinckley and her husband, Dick, had shared 59 years of marriage. She was a member and past president of Phi Theta Xi Sorority, Past President of the Melrose Women's Republican Club and...

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