Roy W. Baker, 95

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Published June 21, 2019 OCEAN PARK, Maine — Roy W. Baker, 95, of Ocean Park, Maine (formerly of Melrose Mass.) died peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Residences at Melrose Station, Melrose. Born July 2, 1923 in East Boston Massachusetts. He was the only son of Fred and Alice Baker. Roy was raised in the Melrose Highlands and graduated from Melrose High School in 1941. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he became a radar mechanic for the 9th Bombardment Squadron located on Tinian Island in the battle of the South Pacific during World War II. Mr. Baker became a Melrose firefighter soon afterwards where he served as an EMT on the Rescue Squad at Melrose Fire Department Headquarters. His career as a firefighter lasted 25 years until...

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Jean M. Claire, 83

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Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — Jean M. (Cosco) Claire, 83, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on June 12, 2019. Jean was born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of St. Rose High School, Class of 1953. She resided in Medford for 20 years and Melrose since 1999. Jean worked as a cashier for Shaw’s supermarket in Melrose for eight years and was a former bank manager for Eastern Bank in Wakefield for 10 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Melrose and a former member of St. Francis Church in Melrose for many years. Jean was a devout catholic and a very generous person, contributing to many missionary charities. She enjoyed spending her time with her beloved cat “Annie”, playing cards and her...

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Gloria A. Scarpa, 79

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Published June 21, 2019 POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Gloria A. (Gault) Scarpa, 79, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of Melrose, Mass., passed away May 15, 2019. She was born February 22,1940, in Lexington, Mass. She is the beloved wife of Louis R. Scarpa of 57 years of Pompano Beach; loving mother of Lucinda R. Scarpa of Pompano Beach, and Louis R. Scarpa, Jr. of Center Barnstead, N.H.; adored grandmother of Lexie, Emma and Lilly Scarpa of Hooksett, N.H.; and caring sister of Allen Gault and his wife Carol of Derry, N.H., and Judith Viens and her husband Lenny of Acton, Mass. Gloria was a supervisor of American Mutual Life Insurance Company, Assistant Teacher of Special Needs Children at Melrose High School, member of Sharing & Caring, Melrose and Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton,...

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Justin K. Moore, 40

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Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — Justin K. Moore, 40, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Justin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 20, 1978. Raised in Edmond, Okla., Justin graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1998 and received his bachelor’s degree in MIS and Finance from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. He moved to the Boston area in 2005. A few years later, Justin met the love of his life, Sarah Hatfield. They were married at the Charlestown Navy Yard in 2011. Since 2013, Justin excelled in his role at DocuSign as a Sales and Solutions Engineer. Well-loved by all, Justin made a positive and lasting impact...

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Philip M. Walsh, 65

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Published June 21, 2019 UNION, N.H. — Philip M. Walsh, 65, of Union, N.H. died peacefully on May 3, 2019 with his loving children nearby. Phil was born in Melrose, started his family in Billerica, and lived for many years in Malden. He spent his too-short retirement living in the Schoolhouse in Union, where he enjoyed being close to his children and grandchildren. After graduating Melrose High School, an accident at Lyman’s Market in the Melrose Highlands was a pivotal moment for Phil. He met the ensuing challenges head-on, started a family, and worked 35 years at Mass Rehabilitation Commission as a Disability Determinations supervisor, where his wit won him many friends and his kindness helped many clients. He was a loving son and father, a cherished brother, and a dependable friend. He knew...

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