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McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Inc

Our philosophy towards funeral service is rooted in the Christian faith...that faith teaches us and we recognize the following about life and death:

That each person and each life lived is unique...that we are each eternal spiritual beings experiencing an imperfect human life...and that the end to that life is inevitable and pre-determined.

When a death occurs, we seek to provide our families the following:

Assistance and guidance in arranging a personalized celebration of the unique life of their loved one... facilitation of a commemorative experience through which the best qualities of the person and fondest memories of that life can be shared with family and friends in an appropriate manner as they see fit... the best facilities and most dignified service through which their wishes can be carried out and the healing process enabled.


Our Obituaries

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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Gwenda Pierce Kenton

February 6, 2017

Gwenda Pierce Kenton (81 years old) born August 28, 1935 a resident of Winchester MA for the past 57 years recently passed away on Monday, February 6th, 2017. She was born in Great Crosby, England and grew up in Denbigh/Llanrhaeadr North Wales. She traveled to the United States on an ocean liner and arrived in East Boston, MA in 1956 at the age of 21. Gwenda spoke the Welsh language and was...
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Ruth Loretta Brady

October 8, 1921 - February 3, 2017

BRADY, Ruth Loretta (Long) of Stoneham, October 8, 1921-February 3, 2017. Ruth was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her hobbies included stain glass, shopping, cooking, sewing, and making jewelry. She and her husband traveled extensively to Hawaii, Sicily, Majorca as well as Florida, California and Las Vegas. Their love of dancing...
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Leonard M. Bryant, Jr.

October 6, 1923 - January 27, 2017

Leonard M. Bryant Jr., age 93 of Stoneham passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 27. He was born in Cambridge on October 6, 1923, and was the son of the late Lillian J. (Nelson) and Leonard M. Bryant Sr. Len was raised and attended school in Cambridge. He joined the United States Navy in 1940 and served in WWII and the Korean War as Signalman First Class. Len married the...
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John J. "Jack" Soper, Jr.

September 6, 1931 - January 24, 2017

John James Soper, Jr., known by all who knew and loved him as "Jack", age 85 of Stoneham (formerly of Wakefield and Everett) passed away Tuesday January 24th after a lengthy illness. Jack fought hard to the very end. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Ruth (Wood) Soper, his beloved son Michael Soper, and loving daughter Jill (Soper) McFadden and her husband Darin, all...
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Barbara A. Sweeney

January 21, 1926 - January 18, 2017

Barbara A. Sweeney, 90, a lifelong Stoneham resident died on Wednesday, January 18 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Winchester on January 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Katherine (English) O'Toole. Mrs. Sweeney was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Class of 1943. She married Woburnite Daniel R. Sweeney in 1948. Barbara devoted her life to...
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John J. "Jack" Burke

April 7, 1934 - December 24, 2016

John J. "Jack" Burke, 82, of Stoneham, passed away Saturday, December 24th at his home. He was born in Somerville on April 7, 1943, and was the son of the late Francis and Nora (Connole) Burke. Jack grew up in Somerville and he later served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was at the 38th parallel at the conclusion of the war. He was a longtime Foreman for Cott...
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Jessica D. Plant

June 21, 1983 - December 15, 2016

Jessica D. Plant, 33, of Stoneham passed away Thursday, December 15. Born in Port Chester NY, June 21, 1983, she was the daughter of Douglas E. and Joan M. (Angelesco) Plant. Jessica was a graduate of Stoneham High School Class of 2001. She attended North Shore Community College. In her spare time she enjoyed listening to rock music, particularly heavy metal. She was currently working for...
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Robert L. "Bob" Gover

May 19, 1928 - December 8, 2016

Retired Deputy Fire Chief, Robert L. "Bob" Gover, Somerville Fire Department, a longtime resident of Stoneham and former resident of Somerville and Malden, entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at his daughters home following a 2 month courageous battle with cancer. He was 88 years old. Bob was born in Somerville on May 19, 1928, a son of the late John F. Gover and Eleanor ...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Barczak

January 16, 1931 - December 5, 2016

Eleanor "Ellie" Barczak died unexpectedly but peacefully at her home Monday morning December 5, 2016 after a long and successful life characterized by dedication to her family and service to her community. She was born in the province of Avellino, Italy on January 16, 1931 to Antonio and Rosaria (Cimildoro) Colantuono. She was married to Walter Barczak, a WWII combat veteran, for 59 years, and...
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James Michael Carlson

December 11, 1996 - December 4, 2016

James Michael Carlson, 19, a resident of Reading passed away Sunday, December 4th at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on December 11, 1996, James was the son of Lenny Carlson of Reading and the late Margaret "Maggie" (Maguire) Carlson. James was raised in Reading and was educated in the Reading Public School System, having just graduated in 2016. He was currently employed at...
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Francis John Labadini

July 6, 1922 - December 1, 2016

Francis John Labadini, age 94 of Woburn, formerly of Medford and Somerville, died Thursday, December 1 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in the North End of Boston on July 6, 1922 he was the son of the late Antonio and Cecilia (Coppellotti) Labadini. Mr. Labadini was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He then went on to serve in the US...
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Rose Marie Giordano

November 30, 2016

Giordano, Rose Marie (Paparazzi) of Stoneham, Nov 30. Wife of the late Jack A. Giordano. Mother of Janet Hill and Anthony J. Giordano, both of Stoneham and the late Jack D. Giordano. Grandmother of Christine Rose Runco, Theresa Ann McAdam, and Michael D. Hill. Great Grandmother of Danny Runco, and Shannon & Shawn McAdam. Also survived by 2 great great grandchildren: David Joshua and Malana Rose...
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Grace A. Gawlinski

October 12, 1921 - November 4, 2016

Grace A. Gawlinski of Stoneham and a former East Boston resident died Friday November 4 in Winchester at age 95. She was born in Boston on October 12, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Hugh and Ellen (O'Neil) Donahue. Mrs. Gawlinski was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She later worked for the Law Offices of Atty. William J. Lee of Wakefield. She had been a...
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Edna M. Forbes

August 21, 1929 - October 23, 2016

Edna M. Forbes, age 87 of Stoneham passed away on October 23rd in Beverly surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston on August 21, 1929 and was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann (Gillis) MacKinnon. Edna was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. She had worked for the former New England Telephone Company and had been a Stoneham resident since 1976....
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Dominick Joseph DiMare

May 12, 1927 - October 20, 2016

Dominick Joseph "Joe" DiMare, 89, of Beverly, formerly of Stoneham died Thursday, October 20 at the Blueberry Hill Rehab in Beverly. Born in Boston on May 12, 1927 he was the son of the late Charles J. and Anne (Fazio) DiMare. Joe was raised in the West End of Boston and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. He then went on to serve in the US Navy during World War II. He went to...
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John M. O'Brien

April 2, 1928 - October 8, 2016

John M. O'Brien, 88, a Stoneham resident for the past 58 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 8th, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Quincy on April 2, 1928 he was the son of the late John J. and Mary (McDonough) O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1945. He served in the United States Navy...
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John R. Meuse

January 23, 1964 - September 15, 2016

John R. Meuse, age 52 of Raymond, NH and formerly of Reading died suddenly September 15 in Raymond. He was born in Winchester, MA on January 23, 1964 and was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Mary E. (Cunningham) Meuse. Mr. Meuse was raised in Reading and had been Raymond resident for the past 15 years. He enjoyed the beach and his dogs. Mr. Meuse was the brother of Brenda Murray...
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Charles E. Kelly

May 3, 1927 - September 5, 2016

Charles E. Kelly, 89, of Saugus and formerly of Stoneham died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, September 5 in Melrose. He was born in Stoneham on May 3, 1927 and was the son of the late Martin and Mary (Lannan) Kelly. Mr. Kelly was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He later served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and the United States Marine Corps as an...
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Jillian J. DiMartino

June 30, 1979 - August 14, 2016

Jillian J. DiMartino, 37, of Stoneham died on Sunday, August 14 at her residence. Born in Winchester on June 30, 1979, she was the beloved daughter of Elwood L. Kimball of Stoneham and the late Karol S. (McHale) Kimball. Jillian was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1997. She had worked for The Dollar Store, Inc. and had formerly worked for the Town of...
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Gertrude A. Keenan

August 2, 2016

Gertrude A. Keenan (Donahue) formerly of Arlington passed away peacefully August 2nd at the age of 97 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Somerville on October 11, 1918, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Dunphy) Donough. Mrs. Keenan had attended St. Peter's School in Dorchester and was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Roxbury. She was a retired secretary at...
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Camille Mazzoni

August 1, 2016

Camille Mazzoni, 75, of Malden and Portsmouth, Rhode Island died on Monday, August 1 at her residence. Born in Boston on March 2, 1941 she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Silvestro) Consolino. Ms. Mazzoni was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1958. She was also a graduate of Tufts University, Class of 1962 and had received her master's...
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Mildred C. Sequeira

August 1, 2016

Mildred C. Sequeira, 99 of Stoneham died Monday August 1, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Wakefield March 21, 1917 she was the daughter of the late Carl and Maria (Raffaele) Ricciardi. Millie was graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1933 and of the Hicox Secretarial School and Burdett Business School, both of Boston. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Stoneham and...
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Michael A. Puleo

January 27, 1956 - July 31, 2016

Michael A. Puleo, 60 of Billerica, formerly of Stoneham, Reading and Tewksbury died Sunday July 31, at Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell. Born in Melrose, January 27, 1956 he was the son of Christina A. (Post) Martin and the late John Puleo. Michael was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1975. Michael joined the Air Force shortly after graduating. He has been a resident of...
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Dean Anthony Dones, Jr.

August 18, 1991 - July 29, 2016

Dean Anthony Dones, Jr., 24, of Stoneham died Friday, July 29 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Boston on August 18, 1991 he was the son of the late Dean A. and Janet M. (Cann) Dones. Dean was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2010. He had most recently been working as a painter for The Perfect Coat in Stoneham. Dean was a great high school athlete,...
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John R. "Bob" DeAngelis

August 17, 1934 - July 25, 2016

John R. "Bob" DeAngelis, 81 of No. Andover and a former longtime Stoneham resident died Monday July 25 in Haverhill, MA. He was born in Winchester on August 17, 1934 and was the son of the late Milio and Filomena (Buonarosa) DeAngelis. Bob was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of the Stoneham High School, Class of 1952. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam era . He...
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Asenath Bellino

June 10, 1934 - July 18, 2016

Asenath Bellino, 82, of Stoneham died on Monday, July 18 at the Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn. Born in Cambridge on June 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Matheson) Morrison. Mrs. Bellino was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1951 and Chandler Business College, Class of 1953. She had been a Stoneham resident since 1959. Mrs. Bellino was a retired...
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Samuel A. Damelio

June 11, 1940 - July 10, 2016

Samuel A. Damelio, 76, a lifelong resident of Stoneham, and also of Cape Coral, FL died Sunday, July 10 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Stoneham on June 11, 1940 he was the son of the late Alfred S. Damelio and Stella M. (Masotta) Pesaturo. Mr. Damelio was born and raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1958. He then enlisted in the...
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David J. Atherton

September 25, 1992 - June 28, 2016

David J. Atherton, 23, of Stoneham, died accidentally on Tuesday, June 28. Born in Winchester on September 25, 1992, he was the son of the late Richard E. and Kathleen A. (Noonan) Atherton. David was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2011 and Northshore Community College. He was active duty in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the Stoneham Fire Department. David is...
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John R. Casoli

September 28, 1936 - June 17, 2016

John R. Casoli, 79, of Wakefield died June 17, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. Born on September 28, 1936, he was the son of the late John J. and Grace (Romano) Casoli. John was raised in the North End of Boston. He was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School of Boston and served in the U.S Marine Corps as a Sargent from 1955 to 1959. He was retired as the owner and...
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Joseph P. Nader

September 12, 1918 - June 9, 2016

Joseph P. Nader, 97 ½, passed away peacefully June 9, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family and his nurse Corey from Care Dimensions. He was the husband of the late Harriett (Melkonian) Nader, beloved father of Doreen Morandi and her husband Eric of White Plains, NY, Sharon Hodson and her husband Robert of Bradford and Charlene Nader-Fontaine of Stoneham and loving Papa to Nicole...
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Constance "Connie" Meuse

August 23, 1923 - June 8, 2016

Constance M. "Connie" Meuse, 92, of Dedham formerly of Stoneham, died Wednesday, June 8 at her residence. Born in Somerville on August 23, 1923 she was the daughter of the late George L. and Marion (Stacy) Cuddy. Connie was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1941. She had been a longtime resident having lived in town for over 50 years before moving...
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Marjorie A Muse

July 8, 1930 - June 3, 2016

Marjorie Ann Muse, 85 of Augusta, ME died peacefully Friday June 3, at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Augusta, ME with her family at her side. Born in Melrose, July 8, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Dorothy (Gilker) Muse. Marjorie was raised and educated in Melrose. She moved to Lawrence in the 1950's where she raised her family. Marjorie retired...
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" McCarthy

November 19, 1936 - June 1, 2016

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Conlon) McCarthy, a 33 year resident of Stoneham and formerly of Arlington, passed away suddenly at her home in Stoneham on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. She was 79 years old. Betty was born in Boston on November 19, 1936, a daughter of the late John Conlon and Catherine (Woodford) Conlon. She grew up in Cambridge where she was educated at St. Mary's Parochial School and...
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Robert "Bobby" M. Cail , Jr.

December 4, 1950 - May 23, 2016

Robert M. "Bobby" Cail, Jr., 65, of Stoneham passed away on Monday, May 23 at his home. He was born in Stoneham on December 4, 1950 and was the son of Theresa (Zaccone) Cail and the late Robert M. Cail. Bobby was a lifelong resident of Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1969. He was an avid golfer at the Unicorn and Colonial Golf Courses. He worked as a Foreman...
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Mildred F. O'Neill

January 25, 1932 - May 14, 2016

Mildred F. O'Neill, 84, of Nashua, N.H. formerly of Stoneham, MA and Oldsmar, FL. died on Saturday, May 14 at the Home Health Care and Hospice in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Born in Revere on January 25, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Bertha H. (MacAdams) Foster. Mrs. O'Neill was the wife of the late George H. O'Neill. She is survived by her five sons; George P. O'Neill and...
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Wallace C. Dunbar, Jr.

January 28, 1926 - March 22, 2016

Dunbar, Wallace "Courty," Jr., died on March 22, 2016. Courty was a US Navy WWII Veteran, who spent his entire life in Stoneham, Massachusetts. He was born on January 28, 1926 to Wallace and Esther Dunbar. He was the brother of Barbara Pierce of FL, and the late Lillian Ciarcia, Bette Foor, Peggy Kelly, Helen Franzen, and Raymond Dunbar. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. ...
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Maria "Yayita" Casallas

February 14, 1922 - March 9, 2016

Maria E. "Yayita" Casallas, 94, of Malden died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Malden. Born in Colombia, February 14, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Jose and Marcina (Castanda) Sanchez. Maria was raised in Colombia. She would visit America often before moving to Malden Permanently in 1983. She was very proud of the fact that she became a United States Citizen...
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Mary J Sapienza

October 11, 1927 - February 20, 2016

Mary J. Sapienza, 88, a lifelong Stoneham resident died on Saturday, February 20 at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Home in Lawrence. Born in Italy on October 11, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Paul and Maria (Rotondo) Valente. Mrs. Sapienza was a retired office manager for Barbo's Furniture Company & Puritan Furniture Company both in Stoneham. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in...
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Jean M. Murphy

December 10, 1932 - February 12, 2016

Jean M. Murphy, 83, of Stoneham died Friday, February 12 in Reading. She was born in Boston on December 10, 1932 and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Cashin) Larange. She was a longtime Stoneham resident and graduated from Stoneham High School, Class of 1951. She had lived Melrose for 22 years where she raised her family before returning to Stoneham. She was retired from the Lord &...
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Richard R. Burns

March 6, 1932 - February 12, 2016

Richard R. Burns, 83 of Peabody and former Stoneham resident died in Peabody of February 12. He was born in Stoneham on March 6, 1932 and was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Katherine M. (Conway) Burns. Mr. Burns was raised in Stoneham and was a legendary Stoneham High School Hockey Coach for many years before retiring that post in 1979. He was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of...
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Barbara M Boulay

December 12, 1926 - February 1, 2016

Barbara M. Boulay, 89, of Stoneham died February 1, 2016 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Lewiston, ME on February 12, 1926 she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Breen) Connor. Barbara was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1944. She was an active member of the former Stoneham Bowling League and TOPS. Barbara was an avid walker. She was wife of the late Robert...
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Colin Gear

March 20, 1995 - January 29, 2016

Colin P.M. Gear, 20, of Stoneham died on Friday, January 29, 2016. Born in Winchester on March 20, 1995 he was the son of Kelly J. McGuiggin of Vineyard Haven and Ralph D. Gear of Stoneham. Colin was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2013. He was a junior at UMASS in Dartmouth studying Political Science. He was a lifelong Stoneham resident and loved fishing, swimming, lifting...
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Elaine Anderson

June 4, 1944 - January 18, 2016

Elaine (Connell) Anderson of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away on Monday, January 18. Elaine was devoted to and adored by her family. She will always be remembered for her endless generosity and her genuine interest in people, always putting others needs before her own. She lived a life to be admired, and enjoyed it to the fullest. She loved to travel and exercise, as well as the...
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Charlotte Morton

May 19, 1922 - January 14, 2016

Charlotte E. Morton, 93, of Stoneham, died Thursday, January 14 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on May 19, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Mary C. (Flynn) Roberts. Charlotte was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1940 and later attended nursing school at the Chelsea Soldier's Home. She had been a Stoneham resident since 1951 and...
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Louisa Patalano

October 4, 1921 - December 30, 2015

Louisa Patalano, of Stoneham died Wednesday December 30 in Stoneham at age 94. Mrs. Patalano was born in Gaeta, Italy on October 4, 1921 and was the beloved daughter of the late Gabriella and Maria (Antetomaso) Grafo. She came to Stoneham from her native Italy in1958. She was a talented seamstress and had worked for Trimont Clothing and later Grieco Brothers Clothing of Stoneham and later of...
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Mary E. Meuse

October 5, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Mary E. Meuse, 83, of Reading passed away on December 27th at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was born in Franklin, New Hampshire on October 5, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Robert O. F. and Sabrina (Varney) Cunningham. Mary was a graduate of Franklin High School, and the Concord State Hospital School of Nursing. She was a former nurse at the New England Memorial Hospital in...
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