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Our Obituaries

Hugh Francis Sweeney

October 6, 2019

Hugh Francis Sweeney, of Stoneham, MA, passed away October 6, 2019. Age 100. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Pauline (Fraughton) Sweeney, nieces Terese Ajer of Lake Forest Park, WA, Diane Frost of Sandwich, MA and several other nieces and nephews. Hugh was born on August 17, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of the late Hugh Patrick Francis Sweeney and Helen Marie...
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Anna T. Tibbetts

July 24, 1929 - October 6, 2019

Anna T. Tibbetts (Doyle) of Reading, formerly of Lynn died on Friday, October 6 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Anna was born in Stoneham on July 24, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Agnes (Power) Doyle. Anna was a graduate of St. Patrick High School, Class of 1946. She was a longtime Lynn resident and formerly of Stoneham. She retired from the Lynn Public Schools...
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Frank Paul Rivera

April 21, 1964 - September 23, 2019

Frank Paul Rivera, age 55, of Stoneham, MA passed away on Monday, September 23rd. Frank was raised in Stoneham, MA and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1982. In 1990, Frank joined the Department of Corrections and sustained a career ending injury which made him disabled. In 1995, he married Desiree (Vitiello) Rivera, also a resident of Stoneham. Together, they resided in...
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Dorothy Parsikian

March 19, 1934 - September 14, 2019

Dorothy Parsikian, of Burlington died on Saturday, September 14 at the Wingate in Reading. Born March 19, 1934 on Mystic Valley Parkway in Arlington, Massachusetts. Mrs. Parsikian attended the Pierce Grammar School in Arlington, Arlington Jr. High West and Arlington High School graduating in 1952. She concentrated on business courses that prepared her to work initially for John Hancock...
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Mitchell "Barry" Corbett

December 18, 1963 - September 10, 2019

Mitchell "Barry" Corbett passed on to his eternal rest September 10. He was 55 years old. The cause of death was renal failure stemming from a quarter century battle with Lupus. Barry was born in Medford, Massachusetts on December 18, 1963, sharing a birthday with Keith Richards, of his all-time favorite band, The Rolling Stones. He was the second child of Mitchell and Fay Corbett joining his...
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Philip J. Holland

May 24, 1933 - August 21, 2019

Philip J. Holland, 86, of Woburn died peacefully on Wednesday, August 21 at his residence. Born in Malden on May 24, 1933, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen (McEvoy) Holland. Mr. Holland was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1952. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a training corporal. He enjoyed his profession as a Finish Carpenter...
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Ann Marie Dewey

May 31, 1943 - August 18, 2019

Ann Marie Dewey, 76, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Manchester, New Hampshire, died on Sunday, August 18 at St. Anne's Residential Care. Born in Cambridge on May 31, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Tilda (Camara) Silva. Mrs. Dewey had lived in Las Vegas for the past seven years after residing in Manchester from 1973 to 2012. Born and raised in Cambridge, she graduated...
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Dorothy J. McIntosh

November 10, 1946 - July 27, 2019

Dorothy J. McIntosh, died in Salem at age 69. She was born in Boston on November 10, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Crowley) Rolfe. She was raised in Boston and was a retired Nurse from the New England Deaconess Hospital. She was the wife of the late George J. McIntosh. She was the mother of Dorothy Taylor of ME and Paul Slaughter of WI and the late Earl, Charles...
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John L. Fraser

November 6, 1932 - July 20, 2019

John L. Fraser, 86 of Billerica and former Stoneham resident died Friday July 20 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford. He was born in Stoneham on November 6, 1932 and was the son of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth (MacLean) Fraser. He was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Saint Patrick High School. After graduation he entered the U.S Air Force and served 20...
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John F. Leahy, Jr.

May 27, 1949 - July 4, 2019

John F. Leahy, Jr. age 70 of Haverhill and formerly of No. Andover died suddenly July 4 at his home. Born in Boston on May 27, 1949 the son of Barbara (Farrell) of Canton and the late John F. Leahy. He was raised in Canton and a graduate of Canton High School in 1967 and later graduated from Fisher Junior College. He served in Viet Nam with the United States Marines. Mr. Leahy had worked many...
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George Kostinden

February 23, 1933 - June 29, 2019

George Kostinden, 86, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford, Massachusetts. George was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on February 23, 1933, to the parents of Sotir and Anna Kostinden. George grew up in Somerville with his sister and 3 brothers: Angelina, Chris, Thomas, and William. George attended Somerville High...
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Lydia E. Labadini

April 15, 1922 - June 28, 2019

Lydia E. Labadini, age 97, of Woburn, formerly of Somerville and Medford, died Friday, June 28 at the Winchester Nursing Home with her family by her side. Born in Newton on April 15, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Civita (Greco) DiVasta. Mrs. Labadini was raised and educated in Somerville. She left school early to start working and support her family. She was very...
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Kathleen Ann Cail

March 25, 1952 - June 19, 2019

Kathleen Ann Cail, 67, passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2019. Born on March 25, 1952 she was the fourth of six children of Glenn and Margretta Hobart. Graduating from Arlington, MA High School in 1970 she began working as an operator for Bell Telephone and was later promoted to outside sale representative for then AT&T. She met the love of her life, Bobby Cail, and they married on April 7...
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May C. Smart

May 2, 1919 - June 13, 2019

May C. Smart of Stoneham, died Thursday, June 13 surrounded by family. She was 100 years old. Born in Chelsea on May 2, 1919 she was the daughter of the late James and Jennie (Meyers) Arsenault. Mrs. Smart was raised primarily in Massachusetts and had been a Stoneham resident since 1955. Prior to Stoneham, she had been a longtime Woburn resident. Mrs. Smart was a member of Saint Patrick...
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Mark P. Curran

October 1, 1962 - June 12, 2019

Mark P. "Marky" Curran, age 56, of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, died Wednesday, June 12 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Melrose on October 1, 1962 he was the son of the late Charles C. and Kathryn "Jean" (Cassidy) Curran. Mark was raised in Wakefield and enjoyed growing up in a large family. Mark's father's dream throughout his life was that Mark would be able to become part of a group...
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Doris Mae Ford

September 10, 1926 - June 9, 2019

Doris Mae Ford, age 92, a longtime Stoneham resident died Sunday June 9 in Melrose. She was born September 10, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Leon and Elsie Mae (Carter) Tibbetts. She was raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea public schools. She later made her home in Stoneham in 1966. She was devoted to her late husband and children and had a great passion for gardening. Mrs. Ford...
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June I Beane

June 17, 1923 - June 7, 2019

June I Beane, age 95, a longtime Reading resident, passed away Friday, June 7 in Stoneham. June was 10 days shy of reaching her 96th birthday. She felt blessed with her longevity but was also mindful of others that did not share her good fortune. She was born on June 17, 1923 in Brighton. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Emily Lynch. June was a Stoneham High graduate and...
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Carmella I. Bradley

May 27, 2019

Carmella I. (DeNisco) Bradley, age 88, of Stoneham died, Monday, May 27 at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. Carmella was raised in East Boston and attended the Roxbury Vocational School where she learned sewing. She had worked for Singer Sewing Machines and later retired from Stop and Shop of Stoneham after 40 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Douglas M. Bradley. She was the...
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Eleanor R. McCarthy

October 26, 1925 - May 6, 2019

Eleanor R. McCarthy, 93 of Venice, Florida formerly of Somerville, Stoneham and Hampton, New Hampshire, died on Monday, May 6 in Melrose. Born in Somerville on October 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Irving H. and Catherine (Riley) Mallett. Mrs. McCarthy was a graduate of Boston City Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She was a participant in the World War II Nursing Cadet Program...
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Lisa M. Rabbitt

January 16, 1984 - May 1, 2019

Lisa M. Rabbitt, 35, of Salem, formerly of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, May 1. Lisa was born in Winchester on January 16, 1984 and was the beloved daughter of Manuel F. and Virginia A. (Carr) Rabbitt of Salem. Lisa was raised in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 2002. She was also a graduate of Salem State University and was previously a member of St. Maria...
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Gloria C. Palumbo

May 3, 1944 - April 1, 2019

Gloria C. Palumbo, 74 of Stoneham formerly of Malden died at her home on Monday April 1. Born in Chelsea, May 3, 1944 she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Charlotte (LaLiberty) Dion. Gloria was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea class of 1961. She was a longtime resident of Malden before moving to Stoneham in 2013. Gloria was retired from Melon...
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Howard M. Critchett, Jr.

August 27, 1933 - March 18, 2019

Howard M. Critchett., Jr. of Woburn died on Monday, March 18 at his residence. Born in Melrose on August 27, 1933, he was the son of the late Howard M. and Hazel (Barnes) Critchett. Mr. Critchett was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956. Mr. Critchett had been a Woburn resident since 1965 and was a System Analyst for John...
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Richard Stephen McGah

August 8, 1926 - March 13, 2019

Richard Stephen McGah, age 92, a lifelong Stoneham resident, died Wednesday, March 13 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Born in Winchester on August 8, 1926, he was the son of the late William S. and Nellie M. (Hardy) McGah. Mr. McGah was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of St. Patrick High School, Stoneham, Class of 1944. He immediately enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly...
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Madeline Kostinden

November 25, 1929 - March 4, 2019

Madeline Kostinden, 89, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away on March 4, 2019 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford, Massachusetts with her children by her side. Madeline was born in Boston on November 25, 1929, to the parents of Joseph and Teresa (D'Amelio) Gregory. Madeline grew up in East Boston with her 3 brothers: Anthony, Robert, and Edward. Madeline graduated from Boston...
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Jonette M. Cauvin

October 29, 1943 - February 26, 2019

Jonette Taipale Trainor Cauvin, age 75 of Eagle Harbor, Michigan and Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side, February 26, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jonette (Jo) was born October 29, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Victor and Anna Taipale. She attended Dearborn High School, the University of Michigan, and graduated from Wayne State...
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Patricia E. Gover

December 24, 1929 - February 25, 2019

Patricia E. (Kennedy) Gover, a resident of Stoneham and formerly of Malden and Somerville, entered into eternal life on February 25, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was 89 years of age. Patricia was born in Medford on December 24, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph S. Kennedy and Mary (Devine) Kennedy. She grew up in Somerville where she was educated in the Somerville Public...
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Juana Antunano de Geldres

June 24, 1936 - February 19, 2019

Juana Antunano de Geldres, age 82 died Monday February 19 in Stoneham. Mrs. Geldres was born in Lima, Peru on June 24, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Telesforo and Obdulia (Valdez) Antunano. Mrs. Geldres was raised in Peru and came to the United States at age 64. She had worked for several years at Logan International Airport. She was a devoted family woman and enjoyed spending time with...
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Paul F. White

October 12, 1932 - February 8, 2019

Paul F. White, 86, of Stoneham died Friday, February 8 at the Sunrise of Lynnfield Assisted Living Center surrounded by his family. Paul was born in Somerville on October 12, 1932 and was the son of the late Frank and Katherine (McAffrey) White. Paul was a longtime Stoneham resident and was a graduate of Somerville High School Class of 1951 and later graduated from Boston University Class...
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Diane M. Conlon

July 27, 1952 - January 30, 2019

Diane M. Conlon, age 66, of Stoneham and formerly of Somerville, died on Wednesday, January 30th at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 27, 1952 and was the daughter of the late Skender and Mary (McDonagh) Lumi. Diane was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1971. She was a longtime office manager for Powder House Mortgage Co....
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Donald W. Wheaton, Jr.

October 23, 1956 - January 19, 2019

Donald "Donnie" Wheaton Jr., 62, of Stoneham died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19. He was a lifetime resident of Stoneham. He was born in Cambridge on October 23, 1956 and he was the son of the late Senny(Asenath) Bellino and the step-son of Robert Bellino of Stoneham. Donnie was a graduate of Stoneham High School and a 42-year career employee of the former MassBay Commuter Rail,...
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Joseph Tine, Jr.

April 30, 1925 - January 9, 2019

Joseph Tine Jr., a lifelong resident of Reading, died at his home on Wednesday, January 9th. He was born in Reading on April 30, 1925 and was the son of the late Joseph and Nancy (Cincotta) Tine. Joseph was a graduate of Reading High School class of 1943. He was a Marine Combat Veteran of WWII, serving in Okinawa and China. He retired from Dominic Zanni & Sons after working for four...
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John Joseph McCarthy

February 20, 1926 - January 5, 2019

John Joseph McCarthy, age 92, of Stoneham, died peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Born in Saugus on February 20, 1926 he was the son of the late John and Frances H. (Kelly) McCarthy and husband of the late Isabel F. McCarthy. John McCarthy was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. After completing high school, he enlisted...
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Michael J. Burke

March 28, 1959 - January 2, 2019

Michael J. Burke, age 59, a lifelong Stoneham resident, died Wednesday, January 2 at his residence. Born in Cambridge on March 28, 1959 he was the beloved son of the late John J. and Marie F. (McCarthy) Burke. Mike was raised in Stoneham and attended Stoneham High School, where in 1975 he led the hockey team deep into the state tournament before transferring and ultimately graduating from...
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Joseph A. Milano

August 29, 1933 - December 20, 2018

Joseph A. Milano, age 85, of Rochester, NH, formerly of Naples, FL and Stoneham, died Thursday, December 20 at his home. Born in Stoneham on August 29, 1933, he was the son of the late Guilliano and Mary (Bartolli) Milano. Joseph raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. After High School, he enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a...
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Elizabeth M. Sullivan

August 15, 1942 - December 18, 2018

Elizabeth M. Sullivan, age 76 of Westminster, formerly of Stoneham and Reading, died Tuesday, December 18 at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester. She was born on August 15, 1942 and was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (DiCicco) Newton. Mrs. Sullivan was raised in Stoneham and attended St. Patrick School and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1960. She marched in the Color Guard...
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James J. Wiswall

October 24, 1956 - December 1, 2018

James J. Wiswall, age 62, of Stoneham died Saturday, December 1 at his residence. Born in Lynn on October 24, 1956 he was the son of the late James G. and Jeanette (Maguire) Wiswall. Mr. Wiswall was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School in 1975. He had been a longtime Stoneham resident, having lived in the area for more than 30 years and was a member of St. Patrick...
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Charlene M. Craig

June 12, 1961 - November 29, 2018

Charlene M. Craig, 57, of Newton, formerly of Waltham, passed away on November 29, 2018. She is survived by her father, Arthur F. Craig of Peabody, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Laureen P. Flint and her husband Steven of Methuen, Carolyn J. Goldstein and her husband Scott of Middleton, Cheryl A. Flynn and her husband Michael of Davenport, FL, and her brother William A. Craig of Woburn. She...
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John Murray Flynn

February 19, 1939 - November 27, 2018

John Murray Flynn, 79, of Raymond, New Hampshire, passed away at his home on November 27, 2018. Born and raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts, he graduated from Stoneham High School in 1957. As a freshman at Salem State College, inspired by Jack Kerouac's On The Road, Jackie shocked everyone, especially his family, by dropping out of school and hitch-hiking cross country to San Francisco,...
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Fay E. Corbett

April 22, 1933 - November 26, 2018

Fay was born and raised in Medford, graduating from Medford High School in 1950. She then attended Boston University beginning a lifelong support of the Terrier hockey program. A season ticket holder for decades, Fay and her late husband Mitch seldom missed a pregame meal at the Mount Vernon or a Terrier tilt dating back to the early 1960's. She also followed the team on the road and attended...
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Norma Elizabeth LeBlanc

March 28, 1950 - November 12, 2018

Norma Elizabeth LeBlanc, 68, passed away on November 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born on March 28, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts, the first daughter of Norman James and Elizabeth Rose (Buckley). After 21 months of courtship, she married the love of her life, Russell LeBlanc on September 5, 1970. It was the fairytale beginning of 48 blessed years filled...
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William C. McElhaney

March 17, 1932 - November 11, 2018

William C. McElhaney, age 86, of Woburn, formerly of Stoneham, died Sunday, Veteran's Day, November 11, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Fort Payne, AL on March 17, 1932 he was the son of the late Jewel and Hattie (Coley) McElhaney. Mr. McElhaney was born and raised in Alabama. After completing high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean...
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Darlene M. DeStefano

September 24, 1957 - October 26, 2018

Darlene M. DeStefano, 61, a lifelong Stoneham resident died on Friday, October 26 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Stoneham on September 24, 1957, she was the daughter of Edward and Lillian Jean (Zacconi) Pinato of Stoneham. Darlene was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1975. She had worked as a banquet server for Four Points Sheraton in Lynnfield. Mrs. DeStefano...
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Douglas M. Bradley

August 12, 1930 - October 26, 2018

Douglas M. Bradley, age 88, of Stoneham died Friday, October 26 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Born in Woodhaven, Long Island, New York on August 12, 1930 and was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude (Kenworthy) Bradley. Mr. Bradley was raised in Bourne and was a graduate of Bourne High School and later attended classes at MIT and Chicago Tech. He had been a self...
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Elaine M. McNulty

January 15, 1970 - October 20, 2018

Elaine M. "Laine" (Bates) McNulty, 48, of Wakefield died Saturday October 20 at The Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Melrose on January 15, 1970, she was the daughter of Edward Bates and the late Elaine (Gleeson) Bates. Laine was loved by so many! She was always on the go. Laine worked hard as one of the principal owners of the well-known and thriving Spring Air Mattress Brand....
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Barbara Ann Jackman

July 26, 1928 - October 15, 2018

Barbara Ann Jackman, age 90, of Melrose formerly of Stoneham, died peacefully on Monday, October 15 at her home with her family by her side. Barbara was born in Winchester, Massachusetts on July 26, 1928 to Matilda (Blout) Foley and John J. Foley. Barbara grew up in Stoneham and attended Saint Patrick's Parochial Schools. Barbara was a graduate of Saint Patrick High School, Class of 1946,...
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Walter J. Bernis

September 20, 1942 - September 23, 2018

Walter J. Bernis, of Stoneham, formerly of East Cambridge, died on Sunday. September 23 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on September 20, 1942, he was the son of the late John E. and Sophie (Gaina) Bernis. Mr. Bernis was raised in educated in the West End of Boston. He had been a Stoneham resident for the past 20 years. Mr. Bernis retired from M.I.T in the mail...
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Constance M. Penta

January 28, 1932 - September 10, 2018

Constance Marie (Connie) Penta, 86, of Wakefield died Monday evening, September 10th, surrounded by her loving family at the High Point Hospice House in Haverhill. Connie was born January 28, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Regan) Pelletier. She worked for several years at the former Transitron in Wakefield, and then for many years at the food counter at the...
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Kimberly J. Reynolds

July 26, 1978 - September 5, 2018

Kimberly J. Reynolds, age 40, of Stoneham died Wednesday, September 5 at the Tufts Medical Center after a long battle with addiction. Born in Cambridge on July 26, 1978 she was the beloved daughter of Jean (Bergin) Reynolds of Merrimack, NH and Michael Reynolds and his wife Diane of Derry, NH. She was the adoring mother of Roberto, Alex, and Kayleigh. She was the sister of Kristin Reynolds...
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Bridget P. Halpin

July 4, 1948 - July 30, 2018

Bridget P. Halpin, age 70 of Clearwater, FL and Stoneham died Monday July 30 in Clearwater. She was born in County Rosscommon, Ireland on July 4, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Kelly) Ryan. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Julie. Bridget was a longtime Stoneham resident and was an active member of St. Patrick Church. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending...
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Carl S. Yancey

February 16, 1945 - July 18, 2018

Carl S. Yancey, age 73, of Charlotte, NC formerly of Stoneham, died Wednesday, July 18 in North Carolina. Born in Woburn at Choate Memorial Hospital on February 16, 1945 he was the son of the late Robert N. and Mary D. (Hepburn) Yancey. Carl was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1965. He had been a Massachusetts resident up until 2012 when he...
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William F. McNulty, Jr.

May 12, 1927 - July 3, 2018

William F. McNulty, Jr., a longtime Stoneham resident, died Tuesday, July 3 at the Winchester Nursing Center at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Mae (Surette). He was the devoted father of William F. McNulty III and his companion Elayna Evans and Scott H. McNulty and his wife Elaine (Bates). He was the father-in-law of the late Doreen (Carrabino) McNulty. He was...
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Thomas M. Creed

July 20, 1930 - June 19, 2018

Thomas M. Creed, 87, of Stoneham and a native of South Boston died Tuesday June 19 unexpectedly in Winchester. Thomas was born in Boston on July 20, 1930 and was the son of the late Atty. Thomas N. and Elizabeth (Reilly) Creed. Thomas was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. He later went on the serve in the US Army as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict....
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Robert W. Swain

April 12, 1952 - June 17, 2018

Robert William "Bob" Swain, of Burlington, MA, most beloved husband of Marie (St. Amand) Swain for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2018, surrounded by family after a long courageous fight battling Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia also known as HSP. Born in Medford, MA, he grew up in Wellesley and Swampscott. Bob studied Mechanical Engineering at Lowell University and...
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Denise J. Healy Pellegrino

May 12, 1940 - June 8, 2018

Denise J. Healy Pellegrino, 78 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died Friday June 8, at the Aberjona Nursing Center of Winchester. Denise was born in Boston on May 12, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Dennis J. and Gertrude (Taff) Healy. Denise was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Marycliff Academy in Winchester, Class of 1957. She graduated from Michigan State and was a big...
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Evelyn F. Gallagher

March 23, 1932 - June 6, 2018

Evelyn F. Gallagher, 86, a lifelong Stoneham resident, died on Wednesday, June 6 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 23, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Nora (Heffernan) Griffin. Mrs. Gallagher was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1948. She was a retired Data Analyst for Pillan Data Service in Stoneham and Compugraphics in Burlington. Mrs. Gallagher...
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Phyllis M. Kazanjian

March 19, 1928 - June 6, 2018

Phyllis M. Kazanjian, 90, a long time Stoneham resident, died on Wednesday, June 6 at the Blair House in Tewksbury . Born in Boston on March 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Gertrude (Noonan) Robinson. Ms. Kazanjian was raised and educated in Dorchester and was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Stoneham. Ms. Kazanjian is survived by her son David Kazanjian of Cary,...
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Lorraine E. Prive

April 7, 1931 - April 1, 2018

Lorraine E. Prive passed away peacefully at the age of 86 surrounded by her four children on Easter Sunday. She grew up in Stoneham, Mass., the daughter of John and Augusta LeBlanc. Lorraine was married in 1950, beloved wife of Andrew L. Prive, Jr. (deceased). Together, they built a lovely home and raised their children in Stoneham. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Patrick's Church,...
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Judith Marie Allan

March 31, 2018

ALLAN, Judith Marie (Conley), March 31, age 73. Loving mother of Kenneth R. Allan of Stoneham, Scott D. Allan and husband Luiz Costa, Jr. of NY and Nancy A. Allan of Stoneham. Devoted grandmother of Jasmine and Kesandra. Sister of Tilly Foley and Barbara Tirimacco. Also survived by her former husband Robert G. Allan. A life-long resident of Stoneham, Judy graduated from Stoneham High in 1963...
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Merle R. Jordan, Th.D.

March 4, 1931 - March 25, 2018

Rev. Dr. Merle R. Jordan, Prof. Emeritus, B.U. School of Theology and former Director of Danielsen Institute, of Stoneham, died on Sunday, March 25 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Portland, Maine on March 4, 1931, he was the son of Everett C. Jordan and Ida Mae Moore, who died of scarlet fever when Merle was 51/2 weeks old. He was raised by his father and loving step mother. Emma Frances...
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Irene M. McLaughlin

March 29, 1929 - March 25, 2018

Irene M. McLaughlin, 88 of Lakeland, Florida formerly of Medford and Somerville died Sunday, March 25, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Boston, March 29, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bettina (DiGiralomo) Giordano. Irene was raised in Medford, and was a graduate of St. Clement High School. Early in her career she worked for Federal Liquors. She eventually moved on...
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John E. Callahan

June 29, 1926 - March 24, 2018

John E. Callahan, age 91 of Stoneham, died on Saturday March 24 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. He was born in Medford on June 29, 1926 and was the son of the late Henry and Roseanne (O'Neil) Callahan. John was a graduate of Medford High School, class of 1944. He was a retired meat cutter for A + P grocery store in Malden and was a World War II Navy Veteran. After he retired from A + P,...
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Mary Z. Jaber

May 20, 1922 - March 9, 2018

Mary Z. Jaber, age 95 of Stoneham died Friday March 9 surrounded by her family at her home. Mrs. Jaber was born in Jerusalem, Jordan on May 20, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Elias and Nijmeh (Hannian) Khoury. She was a long time Stoneham resident and enjoyed gardening and was also a communicant of Saint Patrick Church. She was the beloved wife of the late Zaki Said Jaber. She was the...
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Ronald E. Krasiewski

June 30, 1945 - February 6, 2018

Ronald E. Krasiewski, age 72, of Reading, formerly of Somerville, died Tuesday, February 6 at the LifeCare Center in Stoneham. Born in Boston on June 30, 1945 he was the son of the late Edward J. and Julia (Melofski-Chmielowski) Krasiewski. Ron was raised in Boston and attended St. Joseph's School in the West End of Boston and then went on to graduate of DonBosco High School, Class of 1963...
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Eleanor Marie Hardiman

November 6, 1922 - February 2, 2018

Eleanor Marie Hardiman, age 95, of Stoneham, formerly of Reading, died Friday, February 2 at the Arnold House in Stoneham. Born in Malden on November 6, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Winnifred (Mulrooney) Hardiman and the loving sister of the late Ethel Hardiman, Muriel Tully, and William Hardiman. She is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Jane Hardiman, as well as, many...
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John Messina, Jr.

August 13, 1931 - February 1, 2018

John Messina Jr., 86, of Saugus died on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his residence. John was born in Wakefield on August 13, 1931 and was the son of the late John Giovanni Messina and Gina (Pica) Messina. John was raised in Wakefield and had worked and retired from the New England Telephone Company. He had also worked in the printing industry. John was a veteran of the Korean Conflict...
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Gerald J. Sullivan

November 6, 1948 - January 29, 2018

Gerald J. Sullivan Jr., of Stoneham, died on Monday January 29 at the Life Care Center in Stoneham. Born in Chelsea on November 6, 1948, he was the son of the late Gerald J. and Gertrude V. (Leavitt) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan had been a Stoneham resident for the past 55 years. He was a graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School, Class of 1966, St. Anselm College, Class of 1970 and received...
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Evelyn F. Cullen

October 13, 1929 - January 28, 2018

Evelyn F. (Surrette) Cullen, 88, of Stoneham died on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Arnold House in Stoneham after a long period of failing health. Evelyn was born in Reading on October 13, 1929 and was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha (LeBlanc) Surrette. Evelyn was raised in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School and a longtime Stoneham resident, having lived in the area...
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Thomas J. Duffy

October 19, 1958 - January 16, 2018

Thomas J. Duffy, age 59, of Wakefield previously of Stoneham entered in to rest after a long battle with cancer on January 16, 2018 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Thomas was born in Waltham on October 19, 1958 and was the son of the late E. Patricia (Sheehan) Scarano and survived by his beloved daughter Lauren K Duffy, and his siblings Margaret (Duffy) Solimine and her husband Stephen, Deirdre...
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Patricia Ann Mercurio

December 3, 1935 - January 11, 2018

Patricia Ann Mercurio, age 82, of Reading, formerly of Peabody, died Thursday, January 11 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Malden on December 3, 1935 she was the daughter of the late George C. and Alice P. (Russell) Chilvers. Mrs. Mercurio was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1953. She had been a longtime Peabody resident, having...
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Robert J. Chambers

December 19, 1948 - January 8, 2018

Robert J. Chambers, age 69, of Newton, died Monday, January 8 at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. Born in Cambridge, MA on December 19, 1948 he was the son of Rita (DeRose) Chambers and the late Robert R. Chambers. Robert was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. His career was spent in the Real Estate field and he wore many hats, including...
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Carmen M. Colotti

June 2, 1980 - November 9, 2017

Carmen M. Colotti, age 37, of Stoneham died suddenly on Thursday, November 9 at his residence. Carmen was born in Stoneham on June 2, 1980 and was the beloved son of Carmen M. and Maria L. (DiGangi) Colotti. Carmen was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1998. He was a member of the Melrose VFW and was a self-employed Title Searcher. He enjoyed boating,...
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Mary S. Ledbetter

May 24, 1921 - November 3, 2017

Mary S. Ledbetter, age 96, of Middleburg, Florida formerly of Stoneham and Watertown died Friday, November 3 at her residence. Mary was born in San Valentino, Chieti, Italy on May 24, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Federico) Salvitti. Mary was raised in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. She was a resident of Stoneham since 1960 and was a...
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Gail A. Nugent

December 1, 1958 - October 20, 2017

Gail A. Nugent, 58, of Woburn formerly of Stoneham died on Friday, October 20 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on December 1, 1958 she was the daughter of Joyce (Sullivan Quinn of Stoneham and the late retired USAF Francis Quinn. Mrs. Nugent was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1976 and Salem State College, Class of 1980. She had...
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John A. Glionna

August 16, 1941 - September 26, 2017

John A. Glionna, 76, of Melrose died on Tuesday, September 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born on Malden on August 16, 1941, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Amirault) Glionna. Mr. Glionna was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1960. He had been a Melrose resident for the past 44 years. Mr. Glionna had served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a...
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Robert L. Melcher, Sr.

January 27, 1931 - September 9, 2017

Robert L. Melcher, Sr. of Stoneham, formerly of Malden, died Saturday, September 9, at his residence. Born in Revere, MA on January 27, 1931 he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Helen (Ready) Melcher. Bob was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. He then went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Melcher...
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Alice F. DelRossi

April 4, 1927 - September 2, 2017

Alice F. (Fitzgibbon) DelRossi, age 90 of Stoneham died Saturday September 2 in Wakefield after a long period of failing health Alice was born in Stoneham on April 4, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Richard and Louise (Nagle) Fitzgibbon. She was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. In her 40's when most women have slowed down, Alice became a trailblazer. She...
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David Paul "Rudy" Minghella

March 7, 1961 - August 25, 2017

David Paul "Rudy" Minghella, 56, of New York City, NY, formerly of Stoneham died Friday, August 25, 2017. David was born in Woburn on March 7, 1961 and was the son of the late Rudolph A. and Marie (Berry) Minghella. David was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. David had worked as a contractor in New York City. David was the loving brother of Glenn Minghella...
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Patricia M. Fantasia

September 28, 1946 - July 29, 2017

Patricia M. Fantasia, age 70, of No. Andover, formerly of Stoneham, passed away Saturday, July 29 at the Baker-Katz Nursing Home in Haverhill after a 3 year battle with Small Cell Lung Cancer. Born in Somerville on September 28, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret M. (Bunting) Bornstein. Patricia was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School,...
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John O. "Jack" Lucia

May 19, 1947 - June 25, 2017

John O. "Jack" Lucia, 70, of Stoneham, died at his home on June 25th. He was born on May 19, 1947, and was the son of the late Hawley and Lola (Morris) Lucia. Jack was a graduate of Quincy High School, class of 1965. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Jack was a retired security guard for the Boston Medical Center. Jack was the husband of Janice (Bryson) Lucia. He was...
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William "Bill" Leonard, Jr.

December 10, 1952 - June 22, 2017

William J. "Bill" Leonard, Jr., 64, of Stoneham, MA died on Thursday, June 22 at his residence. Born in Everett, MA on December 10, 1952, he was the son of the late William J. and Grace (White) Leonard. Bill had been a resident of Stoneham for the past 54 years. He was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1970. Bill was retired from the Chesterton Company in Woburn, and was...
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Irene F. Johnson

April 13, 1967 - June 17, 2017

Irene F. Johnson, 50 of Saugus died on Saturday, June 17 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Revere on April 13, 1967, she was the daughter of Rose Marie (Cause) Johnson of Stoneham and the late Robert W. Johnson. Ms. Johnson was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1985 and Franklin Institute of Technology. In addition to her mother, Irene is survived by her brother Erick...
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Mary L. Samourkashian-Samour

November 16, 1925 - May 21, 2017

Mary L. Samourkashian-Samour of Stoneham died Sunday May 21 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at age 91. She was born in Woburn on November 16, 1925 and was the beloved daughter of the late Absolom and Ardem (Zadigian) Samourkashian. Mary was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1943. Mary was a retired Supervisor for the John Hancock Insurance Company of...
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Florence E. Russo

June 3, 1926 - May 14, 2017

Florence E. Russo, a lifelong Stoneham resident died Sunday May 14 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center at 90 years of age. She was born in Stoneham on June 3, 1926 and was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Gray) Knight. She was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1944. She was retired from the Food and Drug Administration after many years of service. She had been a life member...
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Theresa F. Cail

September 12, 1921 - May 13, 2017

Theresa F. Cail, 95, of Stoneham passed away on May 13th at the Aberjona Nursing Home in Winchester. She was born in Stoneham on September 12, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Guy and Fannie (Stinlo) Zaccone. Theresa was raised in Stoneham and was a longtime member of St. Patrick Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and she had a strong passion for politics. She was...
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Constance A. Paradiso

August 22, 1929 - May 6, 2017

Constance A. Paradiso, 88, of Stoneham died on Saturday, May 6 at her residence. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Meabel (Johnson) Vartabedian. Mrs. Paradiso had been a Stoneham resident for over 50 years. She was a graduate of Somerville High School. Mrs. Paradiso was a member of St. Patrick's Parish in Stoneham. Mrs. Paradiso was the wife of the late Albert...
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Kathleen P. Devine

June 21, 1932 - April 29, 2017

Kathleen P. Devine of Tewksbury and a former longtime Stoneham resident died in Tewksbury on April 29 at age 84. She was born in Somerville on June 21, 1932 and was the daughter of the late John & Catherine (MacLeod) Smith. She was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. She was a resident of Stoneham where she raised her family from 1966 – 1993. She was active in the...
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Michael Brian O'Neil

May 6, 1957 - April 25, 2017

Michael Brian O'Neil, 59, of Stoneham died on Tuesday, April 25th peacefully among family at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Michael was born in Everett on May 6, 1957 to the late Robert and Margaret (O'Keefe) O'Neil. He resided in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1975. He served for 35 years as an electrician in the IBEW Local 103. He loved his family,...
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Robert M. Sampson

November 10, 1949 - April 15, 2017

Robert M. Sampson, 67, of Stoneham died on Saturday, April 15 at his residence. Born in Malden on November 10, 1949, he was the son of the late Henry and Virginia (Tuschner) Sampson. Mr. Sampson was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1967, where he played on the Football, Hockey and Baseball teams. He had retired from the Stoneham Housing Authority. Mr. Sampson was the author of...
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Marjorie S. Hartnett

April 13, 2017

Marjorie S. Hartnett, 77, a resident of Stoneham and East Machias, Maine died Thursday, April 13, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Malden, MA, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Alice (Kilton) Steeves. Marjorie was raised in Malden and Melrose. She graduated from Kents Hill School in Readfield, Maine and Chandler School for Women in Boston. She retired as the Executive...
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James J. Driscoll

April 22, 1949 - April 2, 2017

James J. Driscoll, age 67, of Wakefield, formerly of Canton, died suddenly Sunday, April 2 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Belmont on April 22, 1949 he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Doherty) Driscoll. Mr. Driscoll was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Boston and then went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of...
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Joseph A. Troiano

March 29, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Joseph A. Troiano, 86, of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Stoneham died on Sunday, March 26 at his residence. Born in Boston on March 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Clemente (Mike) and Mary (DeNaples) Troiano. Mr. Troiano grew up in Boston's West End. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the Museum of Science in Boston for many years...
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John T. Foley, Sr.

February 6, 1961 - March 24, 2017

John T. Foley, Sr., 56, of Medford died on Friday, March 24 at his residence. Born in Melrose on February 6, 1961, he was the loving son of Patricia (Lucey) Foley of Melrose and the late Al Foley. John was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1980. He was a tractor trailer driver for the U.S. Postal Service in South Boston. John enjoyed fishing, listening to music and riding his...
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John J. Hoare

March 17, 2017

John J. Hoare, 70 of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield died at his home on Friday, St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Born in Boston, March 28, 1946 he was the son of the late James J. and Mary T. (Walsh) Hoare of Brighton, formerly of Galway, Ireland. John was a graduate of St. Sebastian's in Needham, Boston College and Boston College School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. He worked as a...
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Richard H. Gudzevich

August 10, 1944 - March 14, 2017

Richard H. Gudzevich, 72 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died at his home on Tuesday March 14. Born in Stoneham August 10, 1944 he was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Beatrice (Lamb) Gudzevich. Richard was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1962 and the Franklin Institute of Technology. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. Richard was a member of...
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Alain Rocher

December 21, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Alain Rocher, beloved Stoneham High School girls track coach, died Monday, March 13 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 74. Born in Jouy Le Potier, France on December 21, 1942 he was the son of the late Charles and Madeliene (LaRene) Rocher. Mr. Rocher was raised and educated in France. He had a Master's degree in teaching and had been working at the American Dependent School...
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John R. O'Connor

August 15, 1942 - March 7, 2017

John R. O'Connor, 74 of Andover, formerly of Stoneham died Tuesday March 7, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice of Haverhill after a lengthy illness. Born in Medford, on August 15, 1942 he was the son of the late John W. and Rose (Lodico) O'Connor. John served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Italian American Club of Malden, and...
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Evelyn V. Powers

June 22, 1926 - March 5, 2017

Evelyn V. Powers, age 90, of Dover, NH formerly of Stoneham, MA and Salem, NH died Sunday, March 5 at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH. Born in Boston, MA on June 22, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Cecelia (Greatrix) Gott. Mrs. Powers was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1944. She then married her high school sweetheart,...
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Edward Joseph Mathews, Jr.

November 28, 1934 - March 4, 2017

Edward J Mathews Jr., (1934-2017) passed away peacefully at his home on March 4th, 2017 after fighting a courageous battle with the rare asbestos-related cancer Mesothelioma. As Ed would tell you himself, he lived a very charmed life. Born on November 28, 1934 in Revere, MA, Ed was raised by his loving parents, Edvidge and Edward, in Revere, MA along with his sister Suzanne (Lewis) and his...
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Maria Serrano

February 27, 2017

Maria Serrano, age 94, of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville, died Monday, February 27 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Augusta, Italy on September 3, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Maria (DiLuciano) Pasqua. Maria was raised and educated in Italy. She had worked as a school teacher in Italy before moving to the United States in 1952. She first settled in the West End...
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Catherine T. Driscoll

February 24, 1926 - February 12, 2017

Catherine T. Driscoll, age 90, of Melrose died Sunday, February 12 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Waltham on February 24, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Duggan) Reynolds. Catherine was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She had been a longtime Malden resident before making her home in Melrose. She was an avid Red Sox...
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