Miriam Sheridan

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Published in the October 30, 2015 edition MELROSE — Miriam Doucette Sheridan passed away on Friday, Oct. 16. Mim was born on Dec. 3, 1916. She never ran a 5K, she never climbed a mountain or any other such life accomplishment. What she did do is survive everything life threw at her (good and bad) and she did it with grace and humor. She was stronger than most, loved by many and she will be missed more than she could ever have imagined. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Stephen Sheridan of Halfway, Ore., where his wife Sherry still resides. She is survived by her children: Edward and Julie Sheridan of Fitchburg, Janet and Sterling Lopez of Plaistow, N.H., Mark Sheridan of Melrose and Kenneth and Dorothy Sheridan of Wakefield, N.H....

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Carol A. Aloi, 71

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Published in the October 30, 2015 edition MELROSE — Carol A. (Kennedy) Aloi, 71, of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 21. Carol was born in Somerville on May 17, 1944 to Arthur and Eleanor Kennedy. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Matignon High School. During this time she met the love of her life, Gregory Aloi. The two started dating their senior year of high school and were later married at St. Catherine Church in Somerville in 1967. After living briefly in Medford, Carol and Greg moved to Melrose to start their family, where they would remain to this day. Carol was very devoted to her family and was a perfect mother and homemaker. Carol once worked as a legal secretary at a real estate law firm, she frequently did volunteer work...

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Dana Pierce, 88

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Published in the October 30, 2015 edition MELROSE — Dana Charles Pierce, 88, of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 24. He was born in Melrose on Sept. 15, 1927 to Ralph and Frances (Mutty) Pierce. Dana served honorably during World War II in the Army 12th Calvary Division and was part of the occupation force in Japan at the conclusion of the war. After the war, Dana chose to continue his education. He attended Boston College and graduated with high honors. He was a gifted writer and also studied French, Latin and Classical Greek. He was truly quite the scholar and never lost his thirst for knowledge. During the 1960s, Dana worked for the NASA office in Cambridge as the Chief of Documentation. He later retired from the firm Arthur D. Little in Cambridge,...

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Joy N. Hutchins, 75

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Published in the October 30, 2015 edition REVERE — Joy N. (Crowley) Hutchins, 75, of Revere, formerly of Melrose, passed away on Oct. 24. Joy was born in Charlestown on Dec. 25, 1939. She was raised in Charlestown by her parents, James and Helen Crowley. Joy married William P. Hutchins and had their daughter Laura, and raised her in Melrose. Melrose became Joy’s home as well, and even after she later moved to Revere, she always considered herself from Melrose. The highlights of Joy’s life were her two granddaughters, Emily and Lindsey. She never missed any of their games no matter the weather or how far away she had to travel. She would be seated in the front row. By attending all of these games, Joy became very well known around town and made...

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Rene Deveau, 80

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Published in the October 30, 2015 edition BOSTON — Rene Paul Deveau, 80, passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Monday, October 26. Rene was born in Boston on April 3, 1935, was raised in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School. He lived most of his life in Roslindale before moving to Melrose in 1998. Mr. Deveau worked as a groundskeeper at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge for several years and then in the shipping department of Otis Elevator for many years. Rene was an avid bird watcher, was a longtime member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Cape Cod Bird Club, the Brookline Bird Club and has been a member of St. Mary’s Church since 1998. Mr. Deveau also enjoyed drawing birds, trees and nature scenes....

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