Melrose Obituaries

Carl Mockler, 76

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — Carl “Rick” Mockler, 76, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rick was born on December 28, 1940 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and was one of two sons of the late Richard Mockler and Ann L. (Hold) Mockler. He was raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and following graduation from high school began his service in the United States Coast Guard. He graduated with a degree in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in...

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Elizabeth A. McGrimley, 91

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Keville) McGrimley, 91, of Melrose and Beverly, died at the Windham Terrace Assisted Living in Windham, New Hampshire on March 17, 2017. Betty was born in Boston, raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943. She graduated from the Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1946. Betty went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Boston College School of Nursing in 1949 and her master’s degree in education/biology from Boston...

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Dorothy M. Sieswerda, 71

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition DANVERS — Dorothy M. “Candi” (Hilton) Sieswerda, 70, of Staten Island, New York, and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, March 12. Dorothy was born in Boston on August 22, 1946, and was one of three children of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Hughes) Hilton. Raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston High School, and began working at National Car Rental. While at work, she met her best friend and future husband of 51 years,...

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Antenori H. Tassinari, 100

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition DANVERS — Antenori H. “Tass” Tassinari, 100, passed away at Putnam Farms Assisted Living in Danvers on March 20, 2017. Tass was born in East Boston to the late Sebastiano and Maria (Ottani) Tassinari. He was raised in East Boston and attended East Boston High, but had to leave high school due to the death of his father. Mr. Tassinari helped his mother with the four younger children and helped run the family grocery store. Around the age of 15, he started Day Square Radio in East Boston, a radio, TV and...

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Barbara R. Martone, 81

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — Barbara R. (Ianachino) Martone, 81, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 20, 2017. Barbara was born in Boston, was raised in the West End of Boston and attended Girls High in Boston, which is the oldest girls high school in the United States. Mrs. Martone was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had worked at New England Telephone Company as a switchboard operator for several years. She lived in Revere and Melrose for several years before settling in Wakefield. Barbara loved...

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Paul R. McNamara, 83

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — Paul R. McNamara, of Melrose, 83, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 18, 2017. Paul was raised in Roxbury and served in the United Sates Air Force for eight years until he was honorably discharged on June 19, 1959. In the 1980s, Paul performed engineering work on the Patriot Missile Defense System at Raytheon. This defensive missile system was first used in the first Gulf War in 1990 to protect Israel, Saudi Arabia, and U.S. troops from missiles launched by Saddam Hussein. Paul...

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James W. Ward, 67

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — James W. “Jim” Ward, 67, of Melrose, died March 15, 2017. Jim was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 30, 1949 to Joseph R. and June E. (Wainwright) Ward. He was raised in Brookline, and graduated from Brookline High School in 1967. In 1974, Jim married the love of his life, Marilyn R. (Noble) Ward, at St. James Church in Salem, MA. They settled in Melrose and raised their two sons, Nicholas and Kevin. Jim worked at Hood Coatings in Georgetown for 30 years. Jim was an avid baseball fan,...

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Kathleen Clark, 65

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Kathleen (Edgerly) Clark, 65, a resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Kathy was born in Queens, New York on June 5, 1951, and was one of four daughters of the late Charles E. and Dorothy A. (Demore) Edgerly. She was raised and educated in North Merrick on Long Island, New York, where her love of the beach and the outdoors was born. Kathy was married on July 17, 1982 to Phillip Clark, whom she met working at Harvard...

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Rev. James D. Fox, 82

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — Reverend James D. Fox, 82, of Melrose and longtime pastor at the Church of the Nazarene, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017. James was born in the small village of Marshallville, Ohio on December 2, 1934, and was one of two sons of the late Rollie O. Fox and Josephine (Henderlong) Fox. He was raised on a farm in Canal Fulton, Ohio, where he graduated from Canal Fulton High School. Jim continued his education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, where he graduated with a degree...

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Shirley E. Corcoran, 85

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — Shirley E, (Crocker) Corcoran, 85, of Melrose, died at home on March 13, 2017. Shirley was born and raised in Melrose, and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1949. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and activities director for the Fitch Home in Melrose for many years. Shirley and her husband enjoyed traveling to Florida, Missouri, Aruba, St. Thomas and Bermuda many times. She loved vacationing in Ossipee, Littleton and Alton Bay, New Hampshire. Shirley was a very caring person...

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