Elizabeth R. Lewis

Apr 30, 2020 by

Published May 1, 2020 MELROSE — Elizabeth “Betty” R. (Hogan) Lewis passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 20, 2020 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.   Born in Boston on December 30, 1937, Betty was the 11th child of the late Patrick and Margaret (Gordon) Hogan. She was raised in Dorchester where she attended St. Peter’s Grammar School. After moving to Medford, Betty paid for her own education at Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston. At the age of 18, she began working for the New England Telephone & Telegraph Company. Betty retired from “Ma Bell” after more than 25 years of service as a Sales Consultant in the Business Marketing Department in Boston, receiving many awards for her outstanding sales and service to customers. She often ran...

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Harold J. Hayes, 85

Apr 30, 2020 by

Published May 1, 2020 BEDFORD — Harold J. “Babe” Hayes, 85, died at the VA Hospital in Bedford on April 22, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, with family by his side. Babe was born in Charlestown on July 2, 1934 to the late Harold and Mary (Noonan) Hayes. He was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Don Bosco High School, Class of 1952. After he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his country with pride as a Sergeant during the Korean War from 1952 – 1955. Babe worked for the M.B.T.A. for 30 years, a member of Machinist Local 264. Babe raised his family in Malden and resided in Melrose when he retired. Babe’s generosity of spirit left a mark on all of those whose...

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Donald D. Daley Jr., 58

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Published May 1, 2020 MELROSE — Donald D. Daley Jr., 58, passed away on April 23, 2020. He was born in Boston on April 13, 1962 to Donald of East Boston and Irene (Mulligan) Daley of Revere. Donny graduated from Melrose High School as part of the class of 1980. He furthered his education at Salem State with a degree in Art & Design (Videography). While in college, Donny started his own videography business, doing weddings in and around the Boston area. This wasn’t enough to satisfy his creativity, so he was off to Los Angles. When Donny got to L.A. he worked for CBS, FOX Sports, and finally settled down at E Entertainment Television to finish his career. He also had a passion for music. He produced, filmed, and stared in his own music...

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Cruel choices

Apr 30, 2020 by

Published in the April 30, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA The choice, apparently, is a binary one. You can have economic devastation or death. You can have your livelihood or your life. There are no other options, so take your pick. That’s the way it’s being framed by amateur epidemiologists on social media, who can always find some “study” on the internet to justify expanding restrictions and extending the lockdown until – well, that’s none of your business. I used to laugh at those who likened our shutdown to martial law. But every time I’m sure that things can’t possibly get more restrictive, they get more restrictive. And our shutdown drags on without even a glimmer of light at the end of this long and very dark tunnel. When other states talk about possibly trying...

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