Obituaries


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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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Troy P. Oosterman 1931-2004

Troy P. Oosterman, 73 of Prescott, AZ, formerly of Melrose, died at home on Saturday September 18, 2004 after a brief illness. Mr. Oosterman was born May 2, 1931 in Northbridge, MA, son of the late Grietsen and Eva (Vander Meer) Oosterman. Troy graduated from Melrose High School, 1950 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951, attained the rank of Boilerman First Class and served on the U.S.S. Manatee during the Korean Conflict crossing the...

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Rita M. Meuse 1913-2004

Mrs. Rita M. (DeVeau) Meuse of Wakefield died September 16, 2004 at a local nursing home. Mrs. Meuse was born in Wakefield, January 10, 1913, daughter of the late Edmund and Margaret (Doucette) DeVeau. Mrs. Meuse was a life-long resident of Wakefield, a homemaker who very much enjoyed crocheting. Wife of the late Richard R. Meuse. Mother of Jean K. Caruso of Wakefield, Janet C. Meuse and her life-partner, Barbara Fontaine of Georgetown and the...

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Eileen S. Smith

Eileen S. Smith 1923-2004

Eileen, affectionately known to many as "Bird", died at her home in Melrose Friday September 10, 2004 after a brief illness. Eileen was born in Amsterdam, NY, October 27, 1923, daughter of the late Margaret Ann (McDonough) Sauter and Joseph A. Sauter. She was a resident of Melrose for the past 8 years. Eileen and her late husband Gene, were previous residents of Pittsfield and Wellesley. For many years, Eileen was a bridal consultant for...

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Cecyle L. Hackendorf

Cecyle L. Hackendorf 1904-2004

Mrs. Hackendorf was a graduate of West Hampton College at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. In 1935 she married Arthur and they moved to Melrose in 1943. She worked for 8 years as a Seed Analyst for the State of Virginia Department of Agriculture. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Melrose and the League of Women Voters. Cecyle was the wife of the late Arthur C. Hackendorf. Mother of James G. of York, ME, Emily...

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Thelma Muriel Ward 1910-2004

Thelma Muriel Ward, 94 of Deland, FL, formerly of Melrose, MA, died at the Alliance Nursing Healthcare Nursing Home in Deland, FL on Sunday September 5, 2004. Thelma was born February 19, 1910 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late Ralph E. and Clara M. (Shaw) Ward. Thelma was a graduate of the New England Baptist Hospital, School of Nursing, class of 1941. She was a Registered Nurse at the New England Baptist Hospital for over 30 years...

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Salvatore T. Nolfi

Salvatore T. Nolfi 1910-2004

Mr. Salvatore T. Nolfi of Melrose died Saturday, September 4,2004 in Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose after a brief illness. Sal was born and educated in Dedham, Massachusetts. Son of the late Salvatore and Giacinta (Urrasio) Nolfi. He was a long time resident of Melrose. Sal worked at Sylvania as a supervisor of the Vacuum Tube Department for several years until his retirement. After retiring Sal worked at the former Hills Store in down...

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Erwin S. Ski Skrabut 1921-2004

Erwin S. "Ski" Skrabut, 83 of Malden died Saturday, September 4, 2004 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare of Melrose after a brief illness. "Ski" was born in Chelsea, son of the late Stanley and Mary R. (McGauley) Skrabut. He was a resident of Malden for over 45 years. and worked at the General Electric Company in Lynn and Everett as a Heliac Welder for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Malden Elks and the VFW in Malden and he...

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Elmer N. Wolf 1915-2004

Mr. Elmer N. Wolf of Melrose died Friday, September 3, 2004 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Wolf was born in Woods Harbor, Nova Scotia, son of the late Moses H. and Ora Etta (Nickerson) Wolf. He was a resident of Melrose for over 53 years. Elmer was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Charlestown High School. Mr. Wolf worked at General Electric Company in West Lynn and Wilmington as an Electronic Technician. He...

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Elsa V. Merritt

Elsa V. Merritt 1907-2004

Mrs. Elsa V. (Nyquist) Merritt, 97 of Reading, formerly a long time resident of Melrose died Tuesday August 31, 2004 at the Wingate at Reading. Mrs. Merritt was born in Malden June 25, 1907, daughter of the late Alfred Nyquist and Beda (Nilsson) Nyquist. Elsa was a housewife and a member for many years at the First Baptist Church, Melrose. Elsa V. (Nyquist) Merritt was the wife of the late Waldo Elton Merritt. Mother of Nancy C. Hayward and...

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Carl A. Behrle, Jr.

Carl A. Behrle, Jr. 1928-2004

Carl A. Behrle, Jr. 76, of Melrose, died Thursday August 26, 2004 at the Harborside Healthcare in Wakefield. Carl was born May 8, 1928 in Melrose, son of the late Carl A. Behrle Sr. and Phyllis (LeFave) Behrle. Carl was born and raised in Melrose. He and his wife, Rosemary, had shared 56 years of marriage. Carl was a Billing Specialist for General Electric at Wellington Circle in Medford for 46 years. He was an Auditor for AARP, Chapter...

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