Marion V. Taylor, 95

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Marion V. (Snow) Taylor, 95, of Melrose passed away at home surrounded by family on December 9, 2018. Marion was born in Newfoundland, Canada on November 26, 1923, one of 10 children of the late William and May (French) Snow. Marion loved her family dearly. Times spent with her husband Val and her children were cherished. Around the house, Marion took joy in knitting, gardening, cooking, and baking. Marion loved to play the piano and was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 55 years and a member of the church choir for many years. Marion is the beloved wife of the late Herbert V. “Val” Taylor with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Ruth Y. Murphy of Fitzwilliam, N.H. and...

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Marilyn J. Stiles, 90

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Published December 14, 2018 NORTON — Marilyn J. (Hamilton) Stiles, 90, of Norton, formerly of Harwich and Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Wingate of Norton. Born on September 6, 1928 in Stoneham, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary (Bucci) Hamilton. She was raised on Slayton Road in Melrose and enjoyed playing softball at Melrose High School. Known as “Mal” in high school, she was introduced to Robert M. Stiles and quickly became high school sweethearts. She and Bob were married on June 4, 1951 at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield. They moved to Leicester for several years where they started a family of three children, before moving back to their roots in Melrose in 1973. For over 20 years, Marilyn enjoyed her work...

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Rose O. Pulpi, 98

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Rose O. (Oteri) Pulpi, 98, formerly of Melrose and Everett, entered into eternal life on December 6, 2018. Rose was born on September 9, 1920, one of seven children of the late James and Josephine Oteri. She was the beloved wife of the late Guy (Tony) H. Pulpi with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. Rose is survived by her son John Pulpi and his wife Marlene of Melrose; her daughter Josephine Pulpi Felice and her husband Patrick of Saugus; her cherished grandchildren Debra Pulpi Friedlander, Kimberly Pulpi DiPrima, Susan Felice Marroni, Marc Pulpi, Christine Felice Cosgrove, Jennifer Felice; 13 great-grandchildren and her sister Anna Oteri of Everett. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Dick, Placido (Teddy) and her sisters Agatha and Mary Oteri. Born in...

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Nancy A. Sassone, 73

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Nancy A. (Brooks) Sassone, 73, of Melrose, and formerly of South Boston, died peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at her home.  Nancy was born on September 8, 1945 in Quincy, one of nine children of the late George W. and Alice Marie (Culkin) Brooks. She grew up in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School in 1963. Nancy met Vincent J. Sassone II, while they both worked at Bradley’s Department Store. They would go on to get married in 1964 and celebrate 38 years together. A private person, Nancy was a homebody, and enjoyed doing a crossword puzzle and having a cup of coffee while she read the newspaper. She did however, enjoy going out to the beach and tanning, and traveling around New England...

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E. Charlotte Pfizenmayer, 102

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — E. Charlotte Pfizenmayer, 102, resident of Melrose, and formerly of Hollywood, Florida, died peacefully on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  Charlotte was born on May 31, 1916 in Queens, New York, one of two children of the late Frederick W. and Edna (Wilson) Pfizenmayer. Charlotte grew up in Woodhaven and Hollis, New York. She graduated from Hemstead High School in New York and in 1937 she graduated from Beaver College, now Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. In 1949, Charlotte moved to Hollywood, Florida and lived there until she moved to Melrose in 2008 so she could be closer to family. She gave many years of service to the Bank of Hollywood, now Bank of America, where she worked as the head teller. Charlotte and her sister Norma traveled extensively...

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