DeRicci M. Peterson, 89

Apr 19, 2018 by

Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — DeRicci M. (Knudson) Peterson, 89, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on April 12, 2018. DeRicci was born and raised in Fargo, N.D. and worked in the commercial laundry business for many years. She resided in Melrose, liked eating hot dogs and her family was the most important part of her life. DeRicci was the mother of Michael Thomas and his wife Lisa of Minnesota and Gary Peterson and his wife Elin Agustsson of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home,...

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Thomas F. Ward III, 35

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Thomas F. Ward III, 35, of Melrose, died on April 13, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Avelyn M. (Currier) Ward, and by his parents, Thomas F. Ward Jr. of Melrose, and Gloria A. (Boyster) Ward, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and by Lisa Ward and Bill Muse. He is also survived by his sister, Kristina Hanlon, and her husband, David, of Saugus; by his grandmother, Latha Boyster of Palm Harbor, Fla., and by his uncle and aunt, Arnold E. and Marcia Boyster. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Smokey, and his cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Thomas F. and Ruth Ward, and by his maternal grandfather, Arnold E. Boyster. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79...

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Lawrence A. Russo Jr., 73

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Lawrence A. Russo Jr., 73, passed away at his home in Melrose on April 16, 2018. Mr. Russo was predeceased by his wife Claire M. (Hannaford) Russo who passed away on March 25, 2018. Lawrence was born in Somerville on June 13, 1944 to the late Lawrence A. and Mary (Scicca) Russo. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and was a lifelong resident of Melrose. He entered the US Marines in 1962 and served his country with pride during the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1967. Lawrence was a member of the Brick Layers Union Local #3 and worked as a brick layer for over forty years. He was a member of the Danvers Fish and Game Club, was an avid hunter...

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Marion Ewell, 88

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Marion Frances (Crosier) Ewell, 88, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. Marion was married to the late Philip L. Ewell for 36 years before his early death in 1984. Marion was born in Waltham on November 14, 1929, one of two children of the late William W. and Edith Marion (Winslow) Crosier. Marion graduated from Winchester High School in 1947 and received her associate degree. She also took additional classes at Bentley College. She began her career as secretary to Dr. Alan Hackett at Missions Council of the United Church of Christ in the mid 1950’s and early 1960’s. She then became assistant to the executive for the Board of Directors...

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Mary Ann Perkins, 78

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins, 78, passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 13, 2018.  Mary Ann was born in Revere on November 3, 1939 to the late Frank and Elvera (Orlandello) Williams. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Mary Ann was a homemaker and has lived in Melrose for the past 40 years. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family and liked to play the lottery and scratch tickets. She was the beloved wife of 48 years to James Perkins. Loving mother of the late Melissa Perkins. Caring sister of Elvera Knowton and her husband John of N.H., Ralph Williams and his late wife Valerie of Lynnfield, Frank Williams and his wife Naomi of West Virginia, and...

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