Francis S. Gallahue, 82

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Francis S. “Frank” Gallahue, 82, of Wakefield died Sunday November 3, 2019 at the Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose. He was born in Quincy on November 18, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Marion (Foy) Gallahue. Frank was raised in Braintree and was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1954. Along with his brother Bob, they started Gallahue’s Market in Wakefield in the 1950’s. Over time, they eventually grew the business to a total of four supermarkets, with additional locations in Stoneham, Melrose, and Reading. When not working at the family business, Frank enjoyed his summers on the Cape. Frank was the beloved husband of Mary (Faria) Gallahue. He was the loving father of Francis Gallahue Jr. of Billerica, David Gallahue of...

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William J. Bennett, 80

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — William J. ‘Bill” Bennett, 80, of Melrose passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Bill was born on May 13, 1939 in Medford. He was the son of Margaret and Fredrick Bennett. After graduating from Melvin V. Weldon Vocational High School in 1957, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country while in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he came back home and went to work for the United States Postal Service at Logan Airport. He also owned and operated Marc’s Catering Service on the North Shore for many years. Bill was very generous with his time. He truly believed in giving back. Bill was actively involved with My Brother’s Table in Lynn for over 35...

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Doreen E. Lam, 72

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MALDEN — Doreen E. (Shediac) Lam, 72, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Born in Boston on July 29, 1947, Doreen was the daughter of the late L. Arthur, and G. Ida (Forcillo) Shediac. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. Doreen was married in 1967 and settled in Melrose to raise a family of two children. Doreen received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Salem State College in 1992. Caring and patient, Doreen made an impact on seniors while working and volunteering in many organizations. In her 30 year career, Doreen worked in a variety of elderly care positions, all in an effort to help those in need....

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Brodeur takes mayor’s office by storm...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — Paul Brodeur becomes the city’s next mayor in a week after receiving about 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s ground-shifting municipal election. Brodeur, currently a Beacon Hill lawmaker, bested Councilor-at-Large Monica Medeiros in each of the city’s 14 precincts. He was a vocal supporter of last April’s successful $5.18 million override of Proposition 2 1/2, which raises property taxes for everyone. Medeiros was just as vocal in her opposition to it. While Tuesday’s results were unofficial as the Weekly News went to press, Brodeur got 6,074 of the 10,167 votes cast. His victory will now require a special election to fill Brodeur’s seat serving the 32nd Middlesex District, which includes all of Melrose, half of Wakefield and a little bit of Malden. The date of the special...

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City Council turnover was big

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — As the dust settled after Tuesday’s game-changing city election, a few things are becoming clearer. Three incumbents will join a majority of newcomers on the City Council; Ward 7 Councilor winner Cory Thomas can expect a challenge to his four-vote victory, and longtime School Committee member Margaret ER Driscoll topped the entire ticket of hopefuls during 2019’s municipal balloting. Driscoll, who was running unopposed for reelection along with colleagues Lizbeth C. DeSelm and Edward J. O’Connell, received 6,220 votes throughout the city. Paul Brodeur, who was elected mayor, received 6,074. Incumbent Kate Lipper-Garabedian got the most votes in the five-way Councilor-at-Large race for four seats, and will be joined by Jack Eccles, Leila Migliorelli and Chris Cinella, all first-time councilors. Maya Jamaleddine also ran. Lipper-Garabedian said, “I’m incredibly excited that Melrose...

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