Brendan Woodworth, 24

Nov 27, 2019 by

Published November 29, 2019 MELROSE — Brendan “Melrose” “Woody” Woodworth, 24, of Melrose, died peacefully with family at his side on November 22, 2019. Brendan is survived by his beloved parents, Alan and Maureen (Kenny), and his cherished sister and best friend, Meghan, all of Melrose. Brendan is also survived by his devoted grandparents, Patrick and Carole Kenny of Everett. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Margaret Woodworth. Brendan’s loving family also included his many aunts and uncles: Sheila, Steve, Diane, and Lyle all of Melrose; Stephen of Bourne; James of Malden; Patrick and Wendy of Hamilton; Jennifer of Surprise, Ariz., as well as many special cousins: Lauren, Kathryne, Nicholas, Caroline, Madison, Kelsey, Liam, Sean, Keith and Emily. Brendan received a heart transplant at eight weeks of age and because of the kindness...

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Helen A. McKinnon, 89

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Published November 29, 2019 EVERETT — Helen A. (Rosolko) McKinnon, 89, died at her home in Everett on November 20, 2019. Helen was born in Jamaica Plain, was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and from Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree. Mrs. McKinnon was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Everett and a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church. Helen enjoyed playing scrabble, knitting and sewing, puzzles and playing slot machines. She was a lover of animals great or small and was known to take in any animal in need. Helen was the loving wife of 32 years to the late Robert F. McKinnon. Loving mother of Jill McKinnon of Wakefield and Robert McKinnon and his wife Christine of Vienna, Va. Caring sister of the late Stan Rosolko and his late...

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Susan M. Saunders, 64

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Published November 29, 2019 NORTH READING — Susan M. Saunders, 64, of North Reading, passed away Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019 at her home with her husband by her side after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born July 12, 1955 in Melrose, a daughter of Doris M. (Favorat) Coffin of Wakefield, and the late Peter T. Coffin. Susan was the beloved wife of Kenneth A. Saunders and the devoted mother of Jennifer J. Martinez and her husband Matthew of Hopkinton, and the loving “Mimi” of Colin, Ryan, and Nicholas. Susan was the cherished sister of Peter A. Coffin and his wife Kristin and Sandra J. Law and her husband James, all of Londonderry, N.H., and she is also survived by many loving sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Susan...

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Daniel J. McGinley, 72

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Published November 29, 2019 PERRUEL, NORMANDY, FRANCE — Daniel Joseph McGinley, 72, a resident of Perruel, Normandy, France, died on Monday, November 18, 2019. Danny was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of three children of the late Patrick McGinley and Helen (Dugan) McGinley. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. and from Penn State University. After receiving his education, Danny worked as a newspaper reporter for the Wyoming Valley Observer and managed the Quicksilver Print Shop in Wilkes-Barre for several years. A lover of literature, Danny was passionate about the written word. With his background in newspaper reporting and technical skills as a writer, Danny was an encyclopedia of language, words and stories. A unique and engaging man, he enjoyed sharing interesting anecdotes in his own...

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Emergency Fund appeal kicks off...

Nov 27, 2019 by

Published November 29, 2019 MELROSE — Melrose has a new mayor, but one holiday tradition will not change: As one of his first acts in office, Mayor Paul Brodeur is opening the annual appeal for donations to the Melrose Emergency Fund. “I feel very fortunate to have been able to talk to so many of you personally over the last year,” said Brodeur. “Melrose is a great city, and one of the things that makes it so great is the caring attitude we have for one another. We support each other in good times and bad, and the Emergency Fund is our way of making sure that anyone who is going through hard times can get a helping hand from their neighbors.” The Emergency Fund offers one-time help to Melrose residents who are experiencing...

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