Melrose Obituaries

Joseph H. Murray Jr., 92

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Joseph H. Murray Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered peacefully into rest at the Meadow View Center in North Reading on Thursday, June 15. Joseph was born in Boston on April 11, 1925, one of two children of the late Joseph H. Murray Sr. and Helen (Doherty) Murray. Raised and educated in Dorchester, Joe entered the United States Army with his parents permission at age 17. Stationed in Europe as an aviation engineer, Joe was working with gliders when he was injured while performing...

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James D. Browne, 95

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — James Daniel Browne, 95, of Melrose and formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on June 17. He was the devoted son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret T. (Buckley) Browne. He was the beloved husband of Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne. He was the cherished father of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of Middleton, James Browne and his late wife Marcia of Wakefield, Jeanne Connolly and...

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Jane M. Forrest, 78

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition SAUGUS — Jane Marie Forrest, 78, passed away at her home in Saugus on June 17. Jane was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Francis and Rose (Timmons) Forrest. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar and St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1956. In 1971 she and a friend drove across the United States traveling on the northern route first, down the Pacific coast and took the southern route home. Jane went back to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in 1976,...

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Gilda E. D’Amico, 88

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Gilda E. (Tontodonato) D’Amico, 88, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered peacefully into rest surrounded by family, friends and music at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Gilda was born in Boston on May 26, 1929, one of two children of the late Nicholas and Anna (Pietrella) Tontodonato. Raised and educated in East Boston, Gilda was married and settled in Melrose to raise her three daughters. A devoted mother, Gilda would do anything for her children. She worked 40 hours a...

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Fabian A. Cox, 76

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition MELROSE — Fabian A. Cox, 76, of Melrose, died on May 26 at the age of 76. He was the husband of Edna Rose Cox, of Melrose. He was the father of Kevin Cox and his wife Amanda of Burlington, Keith Cox and his wife Judy of Winchester and Kathleen Holland of Stoneham. He was the brother of Kenneth Cox of ME, and Robert Cox of FL. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and many friends. A funeral service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m....

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Nancy M. Ulrich

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Former Melrose resident Published in the June 16, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Nancy M. (Jardine) Ulrich of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, June 11, at the Woburn Nursing Center after a brief illness. Born in Quincy on June 5, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Walls) Jardine. Ms. Ulrich was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1950. Her family, faith and church were the most important elements of Nancy’s life. Ms. Ulrich spent many years as a Sunday school teacher and Christian youth group leader....

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William D. Poirier

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 9, 2017 edition MELROSE — William “Bill” D. Poirier was born in Everett to the late William and Muriel Poirier. Bill loved to talk, and he loved to listen to the stories of the people around him. He was a skilled machinist at General Electric for many years. He first in Everett and later moved to Lynn, where he worked on building jet engines. Bill was many things. He was the beloved “Chef Bill” at the Lincoln Elementary School; the one and only “lunch dude” at Saint Mary’s Elementary School; and Coach Bill/Mr. Poirier to...

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Constance J. Rice, 89

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 9, 2017 edition MELROSE — Constance J. (Wilson) “Connie” Rice, 89, of Melrose and formerly of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Constance was born in Medford on February 13, 1928, and was one of two daughters of the late Harry E. and Dorothy (Gordon) Wilson. Constance was raised in Medford, where she graduated from Medford High School. She was married to the late Charles T. Rice and settled in North Reading with her family of three...

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Agnes Hatfield, 87

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 9, 2017 edition SAUGUS — Agnes (Gilmartin) Hatfield, 87, of Saugus, died at the Chestnut Woods Rehab and Nursing Center in Saugus on June 1, 2017. Agnes was born and raised in Melrose, and attended Melrose schools. She resided in Saugus for most of her life, was a member of St. Margaret’s Church for 50 years and worked at the rectory for 10 years. Agnes worked as a bookkeeper for Malden Trust Bank in Malden, and also Eastern Bank in Malden and Lynn for over 12 years. She enjoyed cooking and going to Atlantic City,...

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Catherine F. O’Neil, 81

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the June 2, 2017 edition MELROSE — Catherine Frances (McNamara) O’Neil, 81, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 24, 2017. Catherine was born in Cambridge on March 31, 1935 to John and Catherine (Lyons) McNamara. She was raised in Cambridge and Somerville, and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Catherine married the late Edward J. O’Neill in 1958 at St. Anne’s Church in Somerville. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and were devoted to raising their children. Catherine was a proud resident of Melrose for...

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