Michael J. Silvio Sr. 63

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published February 22, 2o19 MELROSE — Michael J. Silvio Sr. 63, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 13, 2019. Mr. Silvio was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 21, 1955 to the late James and Alice (Jones) Silvio. He was raised in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School. He lived in Somerville for many years before moving to Melrose 12 years ago. Mike was a member of the Local 33 Carpenters Union and worked on many projects in Boston and the surrounding communities. He was the beloved husband of 38 years to Catherine A. (Caggiano) Silvio. Loving father of Jennifer Venezia and her husband Craig of Wilmington, Michael J. Silvio Jr., Danielle Silvio, Ashley Silvio all of Melrose and the late Michelle Silvio. Loving son-in-law of Catherine...

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Rita E. Schille, 90

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published February 22, 2o19 MELROSE — Rita E. Schille, 90, of Melrose, Wakefield and Vero Beach, Florida, died on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Greenwood Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Everett on June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Theresa Costa. Mrs. Schille was a graduate of Everett High School. She was a retired switchboard operator and receptionist for Wakefield Engineering. Mrs. Schille was a former Den Mother for the Wakefield Cub Scouts and was a member, Social Director and board member for the Vista Plantation in Vero Beach. Mrs. Schille was the wife of the late Charles R. Schille, Jr. She is survived by her son Paul Schille and his wife Debra of Melrose and her daughter Wendy Reilly and her husband Frank of Melrose, her sister...

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Marie N. Bianco, 96

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published February 22, 2o19 MELROSE — Marie N. (McGrath) Bianco, 96, in Melrose, February 9, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Francis M. “Fran” Bianco. Loving mother of Elaine M. Bianco of Arlington and her late husband David Rees. Sister of the late Alan J. McGrath. Aunt of Ann McGrath and Amy Hughes. Graveside services were held at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose on Thursday, February 14 through Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Marie was a graduate of Boston University. She worked as a physical therapist for many years at several local hospitals, retiring at age 85. She was a lover of animals, especially horses, and enjoyed spending time in her garden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory to either the American Heart Association or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be...

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Patricia A. Walsh, 94

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published February 22, 2o19 MELROSE — Patricia A. (Brennan) Walsh, 94, passed away at the Bear Hill Nursing Center on February 13, 2019. Patricia was born in Melrose on August 24, 1924 to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Farrell) Brennan. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. Mrs. Walsh was a lifelong resident of Melrose, a dedicated homemaker to her husband and eight children. Patricia also worked part time for Dr. Jacobovits in Melrose, at the Copley Flair Gift Shop in Boston and the Clements Dress Shop in Melrose. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church, and member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Melrose Women’s Club and Garden Club. She enjoyed traveling to Sandwich on...

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Move on to stop downtown pot shop...

Feb 21, 2019 by

Published February 22, 2019 MELROSE — Peter Mortimer, the longtime Ward 6 alderman, isn’t crazy about bringing a recreational marijuana-related business to the downtown. Mortimer has filed an order, which the aldermen sent to their Appropriations Committee Tuesday night, that would limit the area where pot shops can operate to the Route 99 corridor only. Recently, residents decried allowing such an operation to Washington Street, where city planners had proposed putting one of a maximum of two that could set up shop in Melrose. So that idea was scrapped, and officials turned their eyes to the corresponding zoning district along Main Street, basically from Grove Street north to Hospital Square. People in Melrose and in other communities throughout the state are grappling with how to operate in a legalized adult-use marijuana world that is still...

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