Jennie Martell, 96

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Published December 6, 2019 MALDEN — Jennie R.M. (Catino) Martell, 96, of Malden, formerly of Everett, died November 29, 2019. Jennie was born in Medford on April 18, 1923 to the late Antonio and Rose (Sarni) Catino. She was raised in Medford and attended Medford public schools. She worked as a seamstress in her younger years.   She married the late Ralph Martell and they settled in Everett to raise their family where they would live for many years. She enjoyed gardening and loved to cook for her family. She also really enjoyed going out to eat with friends and family. Her family was so important to her and being around them was what made her happy.   Jennie’s family would like to thank the staff at Phillip’s Manor in Malden for the exceptional care they...

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William J. Dias, 81

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Published December 6, 2019 MELROSE — William J. Dias, 81, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Cambridge on November 24, 1938, William was one of six children of the late Edward J. Dias and Hazel G. (Cox) Dias. Raised and educated in Melrose, Bill enlisted in the United States Army on November 25, 1955 and served 3 years in the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1958, and forever remained a proud veteran. Bill raised his family of four children in Melrose while he worked as a Senior Draftsman for Polaroid Corp. from 1965 until 1995. After retiring from Polaroid, he enjoyed his work as a custodian at the Malden Post Office for several...

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Edward J. Canavan, 88

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Published December 6, 2019 MELROSE — Edward J. Canavan, 88,  died at Bear Hill Nursing Center on November 24, 2019. Ed was born in South Boston to the late Joseph and Marg (Bergh) Canavan. He was raised in South Boston, lived in East Boston for 15 years, Melrose for 25 years, Middleton for over 10 years before returning to Melrose. Mr. Canavan served his country with pride in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Bronze Star recipient. In 2018, he received the Peace Medal from Korea. Ed was a printer by trade working at Spaulding Printing, Boston Printing Company and Relief Printing over a 30 year span. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in South Boston. A loving husband to Mary A. (Sulkey) Canavan. Cherished brother...

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Laura R. Limone, 100

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Published December 6, 2019 MELROSE — Laura R. (Apruzzese) Limone, 100, passed away at her home on November 27, 2019. Mrs. Limone was born in Chelsea to the late Vincenzo and Lillian (DiPrizio) Apruzzese, she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Laura was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 60 years.   She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Sons of Italy. Mrs. Limone and her family have had a second home on Long Beach in Rockport for the past 65 years. Mrs. Limone was a tremendous cook, her home was always spotless, she enjoyed going out with her friends to lunch everyday especially when Bread of Bits of Ireland was in business in downtown Melrose. But above...

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