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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

Vincent J. Salamone

May 13, 2022

Vincent J. Salamone of Stoneham, formerly of the West End of Boston and Somerville passed away at his home on Friday May 13 at the age of 84. He was the son of the late Domenic and Assunta (Mangone) Salamone. Vincent was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School class of 1955. He proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army. He was the owner of a specialty printing company called...
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Jean B. Reynolds

January 11, 1934 - May 10, 2022

Jean B. Reynolds, 88, of Stoneham. Died on Tuesday, May 10 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington. Born in Somerville on January 11, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Bridget (Collins) Younker. Mrs. Reynolds was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Somerville. She married her husband on May 9, 1954. Mrs. Reynolds loved bowling, crafts,...
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Dorothea L. Rourke-O'Regan

August 28, 1940 - May 9, 2022

Dorothea L. Rourke-O'Regan born August 26th, 1940 of Lowell, formerly of Stoneham, died peacefully in the care and comfort of her family on Monday, May 9th at age 81. She was the daughter of George A. and Dora E. (Maguire) Rourke. Dorothea was predeceased by both of her children, James "Shamus" O'Regan of Stoneham and Doreen Maria O'Regan Barrasso of Melrose, and by Shamus' daughter, Melissa...
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Leonard Humber

January 30, 1947 - May 6, 2022

Leonard William Humber, age 75 of Stoneham passed away peacefully in the morning of Friday May 6 surrounded by his loving family after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. "Lennie" as he was known to everyone was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on January 30, 1947 and was the son of the late Dorothy and William Humber. He grew up in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High...
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Barbara A. Jamieson

July 25, 1931 - May 5, 2022

Barbara A. Jamieson, age 90, a longtime Stoneham resident, died peacefully Thursday, May 5th at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Franklin, MA on July 25, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Mary (Mimi) Morris and Henry Darling. Barbara was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1949 and later of Middlesex Community College. She had been a longtime Stoneham...
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Mark A. "Uncle Buck" Morris

April 16, 2022

Mark A. Morris "Uncle Buck" age 54, passed away suddenly Saturday April 16th, at his home in Woburn MA, after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer. He was escorted into heaven by his two pre-deceased guardian Angels Cora E Morris and Robert A Morris Jr. Mark was employed by BROX Industries before he retired, where his quick wit and sarcasm endeared him to everyone he came in contact with...
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Paul Joseph Sculley

March 17, 1945 - April 14, 2022

Paul Joseph Sculley, age 77, of Stoneham, died April 14 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Melrose on March 17, 1945 he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Dorothy (East) Sculley. Mr. Sculley was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He received his undergraduate degree in physical education from UMass Amherst, a master's in...
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Sandra Veilleux

March 30, 1946 - April 9, 2022

Sandra Veilleux age 76 of Boylston, passed Saturday April 9 at Care Dimensions in Lincoln, MA. Born in Wakefield on March 30th, 1946. She is survived by her beloved husband Joe Veilleux; her son, Robert Maturo; her son, Edward and his wife Stephanie of Syracuse; her step son Jody Veilleux and his wife Michelle of New Hampshire, her step daughter Jessica Ogden and her husband Matt of New...
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Roberta L. Marquis

March 19, 1953 - April 1, 2022

Roberta L. Marquis, age 69 of Haverhill, MA and formerly of Stoneham died April 1 in Methuen. She was born in Chicago, IL on March 19, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Gloria (Girondi) Pinto. She was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She worked in the medical field as a CNA in the Boston area. She was an avid bowler, reader and lover of children. ...
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Douglas E. Marquis, Jr.

March 28, 1968 - March 9, 2022

Douglas E. "Dougie" Marquis, Jr., age 53, died Wednesday, March 9 at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Born in Stoneham on March 28, 1968 he was the son of the late Douglas E. and Doris (Record) Marquis. Dougie was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. He had enjoyed a long career as a baker; first working at the Waltham...
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Mary T. Dugan

May 10, 1929 - March 3, 2022

Mary T. Dugan, age 92, of West Dennis formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, March 3 at Windrose at Woburn Assisted Living. Born in Somerville on May 10, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Helen (O'Leary) Hart. Mary was raised in Somerville. She worked for Boston Edison where she met her husband and the two spent the beginning of their married life in Winchester before...
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Nathalie Ann Lusas

May 30, 1922 - February 25, 2022

Nathalie Ann Lusas, age 99, a long-term resident of Stoneham and more recently of Rockport and Melrose, died Friday, February 25 at the Oceanside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Rockport. Born May 30, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret (Stevens) LeDuc. Fred LeDuc was the owner of The Gloucester Fish Market in Stoneham Square for over 50 years. Mrs. Lusas was...
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Dennis M. Finn

June 25, 1949 - February 8, 2022

Dennis M. Finn, age 72, a former longtime Stoneham resident, passed away February 8th, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John and Barbara (Brown) Finn. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Slavin) Finn. He was the proud father of Patrick Finn and his wife, Janine, of Wilmington; Colleen Kenneally and her husband, Dan, of West Roxbury; and...
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Mary "Marie" MacDonald

June 23, 1931 - February 8, 2022

Mary K. "Marie" MacDonald, 90 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died at her home on Tuesday February 8. Born in Stoneham she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Donnelly) Burge. Marie was a graduate of St. Patrick High School class of 1949 and was a longtime parishioner of the church. For a brief period during her teenage years she lived in Prince Edward Island, Canada. One of...
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Michael E. Noska

August 28, 1950 - February 7, 2022

Michael Noska, 71, of Stoneham, passed away on February 7, 2022, with his daughters by his side. Michael was born on August 28, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts. Son of the late John and Anna (Marshall) Noska, he was the loving husband of the late Susan A. Noska with whom he spent 42 years of marriage. Michael is survived by his two daughters, Michelle Noska and her partner Keith Gaffney of...
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Shirley (Deveney) Drinkwater

December 7, 1940 - January 30, 2022

Shirley (Deveney) Drinkwater of Stoneham passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on January 30, 2022 at the age of 81. Born in Franklin, NH, December 7, 1940, daughter of the late Walter W. and Margaret (Soley) Arnold and sister of Margaret Deshaies and her husband Roger of Chelmsford. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Stoneham and graduate of Stoneham High...
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Salvatore Andronico

January 28, 2022

Salvatore Andronico, age 96 of Bolton, formerly of Stoneham, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2022. He was born in Dorchester, the son of Onofrio and Crocifissa Andronico. Salvatore is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Gina Andronico; their children Robert Andronico and his wife Donna, Diana Adams and her husband Richard, and William Andronico and his wife Cheryl; his...
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Annabelle Bears-Cashell

September 25, 1940 - January 21, 2022

Annabelle Bears-Cashell, age 81 of Tewksbury, formerly of Stoneham, died on Friday January 21 at The Lahey Clinic in Burlington. She was born in Boston on September 25, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Murdock Bruce and Annabelle (MacPherson) Bears. Annabelle was a lifelong resident of Stoneham and a proud graduate of the Stoneham High School Class of 1958. After graduating high...
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Phillip M. Davis

November 8, 1939 - January 17, 2022

Phillip Malcolm Davis of Winthrop, Mass., age 82, departed this life after a brief illness (and devastating Patriots playoff loss), surrounded by his loving family. Born on a small farm in Stoneham, Massachusetts, Phil enjoyed summers in Gilmanton, New Hampshire and Stoneham High School athletics before graduating from Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. After joining a small...
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Paul B. Tague

June 10, 1933 - January 17, 2022

Paul B. Tague, 88 a longtime resident of Stoneham died Monday January 17, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Charlestown June 10, 1933 he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary (White) Tague. Paul was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1951. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served his country for four years during the Korean Conflict. He was 60...
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Francis P. Pignone, Jr.

August 9, 1943 - December 28, 2021

Francis P. Pignone Jr., former Stoneham Selectman passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 28, 2021, at Winchester Hospital after a difficult three-week battle with Covid-19 at the age of 78. He was born in Cambridge on August 9, 1943 and was the son of the late Frank P. and Phyllis (Pappalardo) Pignone. Frank "Lefty" Pignone was elected Class President of Stoneham High School Class of...
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Alice M. Viola

April 17, 1928 - December 22, 2021

Alice M. Viola, age 93 of Melrose, formerly of Stoneham died December 22 after a long period of failing health. She was born in Malden, MA on April 17,1928 and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Higgins) Botto. Raised in Everett, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1946. She had been a resident of Stoneham since 1955 before making her home in Melrose. She was an...
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Francis "Willie" Cataldo

October 5, 1939 - December 16, 2021

Francis "Willie" Cataldo, age 82, of Stoneham, passed away on Thursday December 16 surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Mesothelioma. He was born in Stoneham, MA on October 5, 1939 and was the son of the late Frank and Lucy (Piccirilli) Cataldo. Willie owned and operated Middlesex Transmission Rebuilders in Stoneham for over 30 years and was married to the love of...
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Lois R. Rello

November 12, 1927 - December 12, 2021

Lois Roberta (Burrell) Rello, a longtime resident of Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2021. She was 94 years old. Lois was the loving wife of the late Richard S. Rello, whom he lovingly referred to as 'Berta'. She was the daughter of the late Jeannette Dunlap Burrell and Wilfred Burrell. She was also preceded in death by her brother Ronald D. Burrell of...
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Frank A. Brown III

April 13, 1946 - November 7, 2021

Frank A. Brown, III age 75 of Saugus, died Sunday, November 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boston on April 13, 1946, he was the son of the late Frank A. Brown, Jr. and the late Grace A. (Ward) Brown. Mr. Brown was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. He was a retired firefighter, having served the Town of...
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Charles J. Chisolm

October 26, 2021

Charles J (James) Chisholm of Stoneham passed away on October 26, 2021 in hospice care after a long illness. Charlie, as he was known to friends and family, was born and raised in East Somerville, Massachusetts in 1945. An exceptional student, Charlie went on to Boston College on scholarship. Upon graduating with Boston College, Charlie embarked on a career as an educator which spanned over 5...
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Mark J. Mitchell

July 18, 1957 - October 17, 2021

Mark J. Mitchell, 64, of Medford formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday, October 17th at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston on July 18, 1957, he was the son of the late William, Jr., and Evelyn (White) Mitchell. Mark was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1974, Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and Cal Arts character animations. He was a free lance...
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James R. Parker

December 31, 1938 - October 17, 2021

James R. Parker a longtime resident of Stoneham, formerly of the West End of Boston died at his home on Sunday October 17. Born in Boston, December 31, 1938 he was the son of the late William and Eliza (Millar) Parker. Jimmy was raised in the West End of Boston and was a graduate of Charlestown High School class of 1956. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired...
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Mary L. Kelly

November 22, 1925 - October 13, 2021

Mary L. Kelly, age 95, of Stoneham, died peacefully at her home on October 13, 2021. Born in Everett on November 22, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Josephine Kane. Mrs. Kelly was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. She married her husband in 1950 and the two settled in the Kelly family home in Stoneham and quickly began their family of...
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Mary E Fitzgerald

June 23, 1926 - October 10, 2021

Fitzgerald, Mary E. of Stoneham, Oct 10. Born in County Kerry, Ireland on June 23, 1926. Beloved wife of the late Richard Fitzgerald. Daughter of the late John and Anah Sheehan. Sister of the late Julia McDonnell and Michael & David Sheehan. Sister-in-law of Prof. Martha Knight of Burlington, VT and Kitty Sheehan of Rugby, England. Also survived by many nephews and nieces. Funeral from the...
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John Staffier III

October 5, 2021

John Staffier III, age 62, of Pepperell MA, passed away in his home on October 5, 2021. He leaves behind many people who loved him, most especially his sister Phyllis Staffier of Clinton MA; his sister Helene O'Brien of Cambridge MA; his nephew Timothy O'Brien of Cambridge MA; his niece Tess O'Brien of Oakland CA, her husband Jack Holzman, and their son Ezra; his niece Bridget O'Brien of...
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Joan Marie Allen

September 19, 1938 - October 5, 2021

Joan Marie Allen, age 83, of Marblehead, formerly of Lexington and Stoneham, died Tuesday, October 5 at the Salem Hospital. Born in Malden, MA on September 19, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Elwood) Gilmartin. Joan was raised in Stoneham, MA. She attended St. Patrick Elementary School and graduated from Stoneham High School where she was a cheerleader and a...
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Ruth A. Cann

August 5, 1939 - September 17, 2021

Ruth A. Cann, age 82, a longtime resident of Stoneham, died Friday, September 17 at the Arnold House of Stoneham. Born in Somerville on August 5, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Philip G. and Rose E. (Griffin) Collins. Mrs. Cann was raised and educated in Charlestown. She had been a Stoneham resident for 55 years, having raised her family in town. She had worked as a certified...
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Rose C. Brophy

January 11, 1914 - September 2, 2021

Rose C. Brophy, age 107, of Winchester formerly of Somerville and Stoneham, died Thursday, September 2 at the Winchester Nursing Center. Born in Somerville on January 11, 1914 she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (McLaughlin) Brophy. Rose was raised in Somerville and had been a longtime Stoneham resident, having lived in town since 1957. She was a member of St. Patrick Church...
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Geraldine "Gerri" Trickett

May 1, 1939 - September 1, 2021

Geraldine J. "Gerri" Trickett, age 82, of Lynnfield formerly of Malden and Everett, died Wednesday, September 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Malden on May 1, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Ruth C. (Monahan) Puntoni. Gerri was raised and educated in Everett. She had been a longtime Malden resident, having lived in the town for more than 50 years and...
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Gail McLeod Gorman

October 9, 1970 - August 30, 2021

On Monday, August 30th, 2021, Gail Marguerite (McLeod) Gorman, loving wife and mother of three, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 50, after a 15-month battle with metastatic melanoma. Gail was born on October 9th, 1970 in Boston, MA to Stuart and Noreen (Ashe) McLeod. She recently found happiness working for Boston Sand & Gravel. Gail was a graduate of Arlington High...
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Katherine M. Jeannette

August 24, 2021

Jeannette, Katherine M. (Beaton) of Reading, Aug 24. Beloved wife of the late David A. Jeannette. Loving mother of Catherine Jeannette & her husband James Horne of Melrose (their children: Jessica & Nathan), Michelle Jeannette of Tucson, AZ (her children: Alexandra & Emma), Michael Jeannette & his wife Julie of Brentwood, NH (their boys: Nikolas & his wife Niki & Anthony), David Jeannette & his...
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David Francis Palermo

August 20, 1959 - August 22, 2021

David Francis Palermo passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2021, he was 62. He was born in Malden, MA on August 20, 1959, the son of the late Joseph and Patricia Palermo. He is survived by his wife Lisa (Haddock) Palermo and sons Nathaniel and Nicholas. David is also survived by his 13 siblings, Catherine Lundman, Judith Palermo, Patricia Swasey, Robert Palermo, Michael Palermo,...
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Janice A. McCarthy

March 23, 1963 - August 15, 2021

Janice McCarthy, age 58, of Andover, formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday August 15 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Malden on March 23, 1963 and was the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Coye) Busteed. She is survived by her mother Dorothy and her brother Robert Busteed Jr., of Boca Raton, Fl. Janice was a woman of uncommon strength and compassion....
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John J. "Jack" Johnston, Jr.

April 12, 1924 - July 31, 2021

John J. "Jack" Johnston, Jr. age 97 of Stoneham and a former resident of Medford died July 31 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, MA. Jack was born in Medford, MA on April 12, 1924 and was the son of the late John J. and Madeline P. (Moore) Johnston. He was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1942 and later from Fitchburg State...
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Marilyn G. Hanley

December 24, 1932 - July 20, 2021

Marilyn G. Hanley, 88, of Stoneham formerly of Medford died at her home on Tuesday July 20. Born in Winchester, December 24, 1932 she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Feelan) McCall. Marilyn was a graduate of Medford High School where she was the class Valedictorian. Marilyn loved to dance and shortly after graduating she moved to New York City and became one of the world...
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Patricia Reilly

October 15, 1958 - June 27, 2021

Patricia Reilly, 62, of Dracut formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday, June 27 at the Mass General Hospital. Born in Somerville on October 15, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marjorie (Ward) Lawless. Patty was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1976 and was a former member of the St. Patrick's Drill Team. Patty was a longtime Stoneham resident before moving to...
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Eleanor M. Durso

January 10, 1928 - May 28, 2021

Eleanor M. Durso, 93 a longtime resident of Stoneham died Friday May 28, at Hunt Community in Nashua, NH. Born in Boston, January 10, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Theresa (LaRossa) Di Donato. Eleanor was raised in Medford and was educated in the Medford Public School System before moving to Stoneham over 60 years ago. Eleanor was the beloved wife of the late Alfred A....
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John Perry Gallagher

August 10, 1937 - May 19, 2021

John Perry Gallagher, 83, of Stoneham, died on Wednesday, May 19 at his home surrounded by those he held dear. Born in East Boston on August 10, 1937, he was the son of William and Katherine (Rogers) Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher left high school in his junior year to care for his ill grandfather. He received his GED while serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was...
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Denise M. McHale

May 21, 1938 - May 2, 2021

Denise M. McHale, age 82 of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday May 2 at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Stoneham on May 21, 1938 and was the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth (Casey) Donovan. Denise was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1956 and earned her B.A. from Salem State College in 1960. She went on to earn her certificate in...
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Madeline M. Morella

March 27, 1942 - April 29, 2021

Madeline M. Morella, 79 of Stoneham, died Thursday April 29, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Boston March 27, 1942 she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Laura (Castanza) Morella. Madeline was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of Fitton Central High School. She retired as the Bookkeeper from Eastern Motors of Malden. Madeline was the beloved sister of...
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Margaret Ann Sowyrda

April 15, 1944 - April 25, 2021

Margaret A. Sowyrda, age 77 of Woburn, formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday April 25th at her residence. She was born in East Hartford, CT on April 15, 1944 and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Burnham) Murphy. She was the loving mother of Eric Sowyrda and his wife Lisanne of Stoneham, and the late Scott Sowyrda and his surviving wife Lisa of Wakefield. She was the beloved...
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Minh Van Nguyen

May 7, 1943 - April 14, 2021

Minh Van Nguyen of Stoneham passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 14, 2021. He was 80 years of age. He was born in Quang Ngai, Vietnam and was the son of the late Diep Van Nguyen and Thuan Thi Nguyen. His sister Kim Huong Nguyen currently lives in Vietnam. He is survived by the love of his life, Mai Tuyet L. Nguyen, his wife of 54 years, his daughters Mai Trang Nguyen and her...
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Philip D. Brienze

July 18, 1959 - March 24, 2021

Philip D. Brienze, age 61, of Little Falls, NY formerly of Stoneham, died Wednesday March 24, 2021 at his residence. Born in Winchester on July 18, 1959 he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Paula (Zarba) Brienze. Philip was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1978. He had been a longtime resident of New York, having moved to the state in 2005. He had...
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Louis E. Yianacopolus

April 28, 1937 - March 18, 2021

Louis "Janis" Yianacopolus of Stoneham, MA, passed away at the age 83 on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Louis was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Rafferty Yianacopolus of 61 years. He was the devoted father of Glenn Yianacopolus and his wife Valerie, Neil Yianacopolus and his wife Denise, Paul Yianacopolus and his wife Kimberly, and Kevin Yianacopolus and his wife Doreen. He was the...
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Frank Davarich

April 2, 1929 - March 14, 2021

Frank Davarich, age 91, of Woburn formerly of Stoneham died on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the Lahey Clinic and Medical Center in Burlington. Frank was born in Bridgeport, CT on April 2, 1929 and was the son of the late Louis L. and Alice S. (Burgess) Davarich. Frank was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He had been a longtime resident of Woburn for 63 years and...
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Andree J. Stewart

October 31, 1940 - February 26, 2021

Andree J. Stewart, age 80, a longtime Wakefield resident died Friday February 26 in Reading. She was born in N.B. Canada on October 31, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Roseline (LeBlanc) Bujold. She spent her early years in Montreal, Canada and came to the United States in 1958 and resided in Malden. She was a graduate of Malden High School and later from the New Hampshire Hospital...
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Gerald J. Crosby

February 24, 2021

Gerald J. Crosby, 74, of Stoneham, passed away on February 24, 2021, surrounded by his three daughters. He was the son of the late William and Ann (Miles) Crosby and the brother of Pat Love of Madison, CT; Joanne Elliott of Richmond, VT; and the late Billy Crosby, Tommy Crosby, and Lois Sitnik. He is survived by his partner Carol Dinerstein. He is the former husband of Anne (Bonfanti) Crosby and...
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Richard D. White

February 23, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Richard "Dick" David White, devoted husband, adored father of six children and proud grandfather to twelve grandchildren (with one more on the way), passed away at the age of 73. Dick was born on April 26, 1947 in Wellesley, MA to Robert and Betty White. While attending Lowell Tech, he joined the USAF in 1969 and served during the Vietnam war. After years of...
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Shirley M. Coe

December 12, 1926 - February 23, 2021

Shirley M. Coe, 94, of Peabody, died on Tuesday, February 23 at her residence. Born in Worcester on December 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Mae C. (Graham) McNabb. Mrs. Coe was raised in Worcester and was graduated Valedictorian from the Worcester Public School System. After marrying her husband, she worked to support the family after her husband returned from...
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Mary DiMare

January 28, 1930 - February 18, 2021

DiMare, Mary (Albaro), age 91, of Beverly, formerly of Stoneham, February 18, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Dominick "Joe" DiMare. Mother of Donna Cody and her husband Richard; Paul and his wife Donna; Joseph; Richard and his wife Marie. Grandmother to 12 and Great-Grandmother to 14. Loving sister to Joseph Albaro and his wife Barbara; the late Virginia Caltabellotta and her husband Joseph;...
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Julie Ames Farren

October 17, 1971 - February 17, 2021

Julie A. (Ames) Farren, 49, of Stoneham died on Wednesday, February 17 at the Winchester Hospital. Julie was born in Cambridge on October 17, 1971 and was the daughter of Robert F. Ames and his wife Cheryl of Arlington and Suzanne LaRocca of Stoneham Julie was raised in Somerville and was a graduate of St. Clement High School, Class of 1989 and later graduated from Salem State University,...
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Edward J. Murrin

March 15, 1939 - February 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward J. Murrin, 81, of Stoneham, MA. on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, surrounded by his family. The fourth child in a large family of nine, he was born in South Boston to the late Edward and Bridget Murrin (née Walsh), in March of 1939. Growing up in Stoneham, he graduated from the local high school in 1957, where he was a varsity...
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Roseann T. Concannon

November 18, 1932 - February 5, 2021

Roseann T. Concannon, 88, of Reading formerly of Stoneham, died on Friday, February 5 at the Artis Senior Living of Reading. Born in Somerville on November 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elena (Melchionda) Moscaritolo. Mrs. Concannon was a graduate of Somerville High School. She was a retired correspondence secretary at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. Mrs....
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Janet Bridget Lyons

February 1, 1961 - January 24, 2021

Janet Bridget Lyons, age 59, of Hampton, NH formerly of Stoneham, MA died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Winchester, MA on February 1, 1961 she was the daughter of the late William J. and Shirley Mary (Blout) Lyons. Janet was raised in Stoneham, MA and attended Stoneham High School. She went on to The University of New Hampshire for both her...
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Leo James Herlihy, Jr.

July 31, 1955 - January 20, 2021

Leo James Herlihy Jr. 65, of Duxbury, died Wednesday January 20th, 2021 at Beth Israel Plymouth Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in Schenectady, NY on July 31, 1955, he was the son of the late Leo J. Herlihy Sr. and Elizabeth J. (McCorry) Herlihy. He was raised and educated in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, class of 1973. Leo is survived by his...
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Patricia A. Silva

March 8, 1935 - December 31, 2020

Patricia A. Silva, age 85, of Methuen formerly of Stoneham, died December 31, 2020 surrounded by family. Born in Cambridge on March 8, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Alexander H. and Margaret (Matthews) Janko. Patricia graduated from Sacred Heart High School in East Cambridge. She had worked many years for Polaroid, first in the battery manufacturing department and later retired...
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Marie Theobald

August 13, 1925 - December 24, 2020

Marie Theobald, 95 a Stoneham resident for over 60 years, died December 24, at Life Care Center of Billerica. Born in Woburn August 13, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Walsh) Neergaard. Marie was a graduate of Woburn High School. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony Parish in Woburn. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, going to Foxwoods, Twin River...
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William J McCarty

July 27, 1947 - December 12, 2020

William J. McCarty, of Stoneham died on Saturday, December 12 at the E.N Roger's VA Hospital in Bedford. William was born in Medford on July 27, 1947 and was the son of the late Edward and Anna (Todd) McCarty. William was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He later served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired as a painter. He was...
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George M. O'Neill

August 29, 1946 - December 4, 2020

George M. O'Neill, age 74 of Stoneham, died on Friday December 4 at the Winchester Hospital. He was born in Chelsea on August 29, 1946 and was the son of the late John and Mary (Flaherty) O'Neill. George was a graduate of the former Don Bosco High School, class of 1964. He was a press man for the Boston Globe, retiring in 2008. George was a longtime Stoneham resident. He was the beloved...
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Barbara I. DeStefano

December 3, 1926 - November 23, 2020

Barbara (Bonney) DeStefano of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn and Somerville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 23. Beloved wife of Anthony for 70 years. Devoted mother of Deb Iuliano and her husband Lou, Donna McCabe and her husband Dennis and Denis DeStefano. Loving grandmother (Nana) to Michelle Aitbourezque, Nicholas Iuliano and Alyssa Klein. Great...
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Robert Scott Cheyne

May 6, 1944 - November 22, 2020

R. Scott Cheyne, Boston Adman, 76 Robert Scott Cheyne of Boxford, formerly of Stoneham and Danvers, died on November 22, 2020 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He passed peacefully, unafraid and without pain. Scott was born in Winchester Hospital on May 6, 1944 to the late Robert Buckingham and Shirley Darlin' (Buckler) Cheyne. He was the beloved husband...
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Glenn R. Proodian

August 23, 1950 - November 21, 2020

Glenn R. Proodian, age 70, a lifelong Stoneham resident died suddenly November 21 at the Winchester Hospital. Glenn was born in Winchester on August 23, 1950 and was the beloved son of Marie (Sandner) Proodian of Stoneham and the late Edward H. Proodian, Jr. Glenn was a graduate of Stoneham High School. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother Paul A. Proodian and his wife...
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Marilyn A. Burque

February 15, 1954 - November 16, 2020

Marilyn Ann Burque, a resident of Lexington, died Monday, November 16, 2020, at the age 66, at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. Beloved wife of David Joseph Burque and cherished mother of Kathryn Ann Burque Harris and her husband Fergus, Grandmother of Anastasia and Makayla Harris all of Norcross, Georgia; sister of Marcia Elliott of Malden, Louise McDonough...
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Carolyn A O'Keefe

September 2, 1938 - November 9, 2020

Carolyn A. O'Keefe, a longtime resident of Stoneham, died Monday, November 9, age 82, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House/Care Dimensions in Danvers. Beloved wife of the late Robert P. O'Keefe. Cherished mother of Eileen M. Blake and her husband Christopher of Billerica, Matthew G. O'Keefe and his wife Maryann of Woburn, and the late Robert P. O'Keefe, Jr. Dear sister of Robert, Thomas,...
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John A. Luther

October 23, 1926 - November 7, 2020

John A. Luther, 94, of Somerville, formerly of Stoneham, died on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Born in Boston on October 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Allen) Luther. John was raised in Somerville; he proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. John served on the USS Pillsbury, DE 133 during the war and was part of the task group that captured the...
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Demetrius George Orphanos

December 22, 1922 - October 27, 2020

Demetrius George Orphanos, age 97, of Stoneham formerly of Melrose, died October 27, 2020 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Naxos, Greece on December 22, 1922 he was the son of the late George and Stella (Linardos) Orphanos. Mr. Orphanos was raised and educated in Greece. He had also served in the Greek Army for a time. He attended the University of Athens before his education...
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Daniel Anthony Esposito

May 17, 1995 - October 18, 2020

Daniel Anthony Esposito, age 25, left this life Sunday, October 18. He was born in Melrose on May 17, 1995 and was the beloved son of Joseph P. and Julie A. (Bear) Esposito. Daniel was raised in Malden and spent his childhood summers in Naples, Italy with his grandmother where he became fluent in Italian. He graduated with honors from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 2013. He went on to...
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Angelo Carlo Zelandi

August 29, 2002 - September 26, 2020

Angelo Carlo Zelandi, age 18, of Stoneham died September 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Melrose on August 29, 2002 he was the son of Cara A. (Fredriksen) Zelandi and Robert E. Zelandi, both of Stoneham. In addition to his parents, Angelo is survived by his grandparents, Barbara Ann, David Fredriksen and his wife Susan, and Marie Zelandi; his step-mother, Michelle Pezzulo;...
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Frances A. Colantuoni

October 23, 1927 - September 6, 2020

Frances A. Colantuoni, age 92, a longtime Stoneham resident, died Sunday, September 6 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Boston on October 23, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Victor and Mary Olivitz. Frances was raised and educated in South Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1944. Following high school, she began her career in the theater...
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George D. Hoffman

May 9, 1952 - August 31, 2020

George D. Hoffman, 68 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died Monday August 31, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center of Burlington. Born in Arlington May 9, 1952 he was the son of the late Irving and Elsie (Downing) Hoffman, George was a graduate of Stoneham High School class of 1970 and Boston College class of 1974. Along with his hockey teammates he was inducted into the Stoneham High School...
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Sharon E. Russell

September 3, 1957 - August 26, 2020

Sharon E. Russell, 62, of Framingham died on Wednesday, August 26 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. Sharon was born in Winchester on September 3, 1957 and was the beloved daughter of the late John I. and Mary E. (Stout) Russell. Sharon was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1975 and later graduated from Salem State College in 1980. She...
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Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.

August 23, 1930 - August 12, 2020

Murphy, Thomas J. Jr., A longtime resident of Stoneham and also of Chatham passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 12, 2020. Beloved husband of 62 years to Mary T. (Hynes) Murphy. Son of the late Thomas J. Murphy and Mary (McKenna) Murphy. Loving father of Tara Mitchell and her husband John of Stoneham, Kathleen Murphy and Travis Lee of Middleton, Kerry (Murphy)...
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David A. Jeannette

April 17, 1926 - July 12, 2020

Jeannette, David A., of Reading. July 12. Beloved husband of Katherine M. (Beaton) Jeannette. Loving father of Catherine Jeannette, Michelle Jeannette, Michael Jeannette, David Jeannette, Ann Marie Adelsberger, Lauren Groux, and Stephen Jeannette. Brother of Paul Jeannette. Also survived by his 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of...
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Allen J. Minghella

December 18, 1954 - July 5, 2020

Allen J. Minghella, 65 a lifelong resident of Stoneham died at his home on Sunday July 5. Born in Stoneham December 18, 1954 he was the son of the late Alfonso and Priscilla (Millet) Minghella. Allen was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield where he studied Automotive. Allen was a well known Auto Mechanic and Tow Truck operator for many years in Stoneham....
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Martha L. Luther

May 26, 1926 - July 2, 2020

On July 2, 2020, Martha L. Luther died peacefully at the age of 94 at Courtyard Nursing Center in Medford. Martha is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 71 years, John A Luther, Sr. Born in Manchester, NH to the late John and Isabel (Hickey) Cosgro, Martha was raised in Cambridge and Brighton. Together, Martha and John raised their family while residing in Stoneham for 46 years. ...
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John P. Queeney, Jr.

June 22, 2020

At President Kennedy's inaugural address of 1961 he said, "Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country." Taking his Presidents advice John Peter Queeney Jr. volunteered for the Naval Reserves in 1963, as the Vietnam War ramped up. By his own hand, on Feb 4th 1964, John wrote to the Chief of Naval Personnel and asked for active duty as soon as possible. After a...
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Elaine D. Callahan

January 1, 1926 - June 19, 2020

Elaine D. Callahan, age 94, of Malden, formerly of Stoneham, died Friday, June 19 at the Katzman Family Center for Living in Chelsea. She was born on January 1, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Luciano) Serignano. Elaine was a longtime Stoneham resident and was a member of St. Patrick Church. She had worked more than twenty years at Loves Furniture as a...
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Josephine Milano

August 4, 1931 - June 9, 2020

Josephine Milano, 88, a lifelong Stoneham resident, died on Tuesday, June 9 at her residence. Born in Stoneham on August 4, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Giuliano and Mary (Bartoli) Milano and the niece of the late Nina Bartoli. Ms. Milano was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 1947. She was a retired supervisor for the Ramada Hotel in Woburn. She loved to travel, bake...
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Joseph W. Gallagher

March 28, 1935 - June 4, 2020

Joseph W. Gallagher of Stoneham, MA passed away on June 4 after a period of declining health. He was the son of William J. Gallagher and Katherine (nee) Rogers. He is survived by his children, William Gallagher of Overland Park, KS, Joseph Gallagher of Brockton, MA, Erin Apostolos and her husband James of Alexandria, NH and Amy Kunberger. He is also survived by grandchildren Kaitlin and...
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Pauline Sweeney

August 27, 1921 - May 15, 2020

Pauline (Fraughton) Sweeney of Stoneham, MA passed away May 15, 2020 at age 98. She was the wife of the late Hugh Sweeney who passed away in October 2019 at the age of 100. Pauline was born August 27, 1921 and grew up in Wakefield, MA. She was the daughter of the late Emery Fraughton and Delsie (Muise) Fraughton. She moved to Stoneham, MA in 1963 after marrying Hugh. Pauline worked as an...
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Thomas Michael O'Melia, Sr.

February 3, 1953 - May 11, 2020

Thomas Michael O'Melia, Sr., age 67, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Stoneham, died Monday, May 11 in Florida. Born in Melrose on February 3, 1953 he was the son of the late William E. and Dorothy L. (Gerard) O'Melia. Mr. O'Melia was raised in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He had worked for the MBTA for many years and retired as a District Superintendent of Bus...
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Rita J. Chambers

July 20, 1929 - May 2, 2020

Chambers, Rita J of Cambridge, MA – wife of the late Robert Chambers of Stoneham, MA and mother of son Edward Chambers (wife Cheri) of Jupiter, FL and the late Robert Chambers. She is survived by sister Jean Flynn (Somerville), brother Edward DeRose (Cambridge), grandchildren Jacquelyn Chambers (Atlanta, GA) and Robert Chambers Jr (Cambridge) Rita was funny, kind, and a good person. A...
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Earl Daniel Jeyaraj

April 27, 2020

Rev. Earl Daniel Jeyaraj "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Rev. Earl Daniel Jeyaraj, 61, loving husband, father, grandfather, and beloved Pastor of New England Tamil Church (Boston, MA) and Indian Christian Fellowship (Hartford, CT), entered into God's glory on Monday, April 27, 2020. Earl was born as the fourth child of the...
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Jean Marie LeBlanc

August 2, 1932 - April 24, 2020

Jean Marie LeBlanc, age 87, a lifelong Stoneham resident, died Friday, April 24 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Winchester on August 2, 1932 she was the daughter of the late John and Augusta (Pothier) LeBlanc. Jean was raised and educated in Stoneham. She had attended St. Patrick School and graduated from Stoneham High School, Class of 1950. She then went on to Cambridge...
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Barbara A. Tirimacco

May 9, 1933 - April 21, 2020

Tirimacco, Barbara A. (Conley) a long time Billerica resident, formerly of Stoneham, died April 21. Beloved wife of Anthony Tirimacco. She was the sister of Mildred Foley and the late Marjorie Muse, Doris Butler, Judith Allen, & Edward, Daniel, Charles, Joseph, and Mary Conley. She is survived by many nieces and nephews to whom she was a loving aunt. Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements...
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Gunnar H. Berggren

December 16, 1926 - April 20, 2020

Gunnar H. Berggren, age 93, of Wakefield, died Monday, April 20 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Boston on December 16, 1926 he was the son of the late Carl and Klara (Tholinson) Berggren. Mr. Berggren was raised and educated in Malden. He enlisted and proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy. He was also a member of the Navy Seabees. He...
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Jean Margaret Zaremba

April 20, 2020

Zaremba, Jean Margaret (Newton), age 90, longtime Wakefield resident, died peacefully after an up and down battle from CHF, April 20, 2020. Beloved wife of Thaddeus (Ted) Zaremba recently celebrating 59 years of marriage. Daughter of Elizabeth (DiCicco) and Francis Newton, Jean was born in the North End, grew up in Allston and moved to Stoneham, graduating from Stoneham High in 1948, lettering in...
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Josephine A. Viera

April 24, 1926 - April 18, 2020

Josephine A. Viera, age 93, of Stoneham, died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Wakefield. Born in Boston on April 24, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Natale and Pauline (Ferruzza) DiGangi. Josephine was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Viera. She was the sister of the late Joseph, Vincent, Mario, and Mary DiGangi. She was the aunt of Maria Colotti and her...
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Barbara Ann Silk

July 8, 1936 - April 17, 2020

Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Silk passed away at Care One Nursing Home in Wilmington, MA from complications due to coronavirus on Friday, April 17, 2020. She was 83 years old. Bobbie was born in Cambridge on July 8, 1936 to the late Thomas and Annie Bakey of Somerville. She is survived by her husband, John Brendan Silk; children, Thomas Silk, Maryanne Manozzi, Kathleen Sandoz, Jack Silk and Michael...
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Donald E. Ferreira

August 22, 1939 - April 14, 2020

Donald E. Ferreira, age 80 of Stoneham died suddenly April 14, 2020 in Burlington. Born in Cambridge, MA on August 22, 1939 he was the son of the late James and Louise (Quinn) Ferreira. He was raised in Cambridge and had worked many years in the printing industry and had been a Stoneham resident since 1962. He had also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr. Ferreira was the beloved husband of...
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Patricia Ruth Palermo

October 1, 1927 - April 13, 2020

Patricia Ruth (Coneeny) Palermo longtime resident of Stoneham, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020. Beloved wife of Joseph Palermo, and mother of Catherine (Bob) Lundman, Judith Petitti, Patricia (Ken) Swasey, Robert (Donna) Palermo, Michael (Joanne) Palermo, Virginia (George) Gifford, John (Julie) Palermo, Elizabeth (Mike) Stephens, David (Lisa) Palermo, Susan Palermo,...
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Mary Ann Yianacopolus

March 14, 1939 - March 15, 2020

Mary Ann Rafferty Yianacopolus of Stoneham passed away at the age of 81 at Lexington Care One on Sunday March 15th, 2020. Born on March 14, 1939 in Winchester, Mary is the loving daughter of the late James and Lillian (Stout)Rafferty of Stoneham, MA and sister to Joan Bemis, Kevin Rafferty, and the late James Rafferty. Mary was a kind and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Thomas G. Doucette

October 15, 1939 - February 11, 2020

Thomas G. Doucette. Age 80 of Wakefield died on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at The Bear Hill Nursing Center. He was born on October 15, 1939 and was the son of the late Melbourne and Leah (DeVeau) Doucette. Thomas was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1957. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps, and Monks Manufacturing of Wakefield and Wilmington. Thomas enjoyed...
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Marjorie Babine

April 20, 1923 - January 18, 2020

Marjorie Babine, 96 of Stoneham formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada died at her home on Saturday January 18. Born in Halifax, April 20, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Hilda (Westaver) Pitts. Marjorie was raised and educated in Halifax. She was retired from Air Canada. Along with her husband Camille she moved to the United States in 1963 to be closer to her children....
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