Robert M. Stiles, 91

Jul 19, 2019 by

Published in the July 19, 2019 edition. NORTON — Robert M. Stiles, 91, of Norton, formerly of Harwich and Melrose, passed away on July 14, 2019. Robert was born on February 1, 1928 in Melrose, son of the late Roy W. Stiles and Ann G. (Tighe) Stiles. He was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School before enlisting in the United States Air Force. After dutifully serving his country during the Korean War he received an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant. Bob was married to his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Hamilton, on June 4, 1951 and they lived in Leicester for several years before returning to their roots in Melrose with their family of three children. Bob’s life was shaped during his youth while living through the Great Depression. Strong family...

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Paul F. Markham, 89

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Published in the July 19, 2019 edition. PEABODY — Paul F. Markham, 89, passed away at Brooksby Village in Peabody on July 13, 2019. Paul F Markham was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife Claire, whom he met on the beach in Gloucester nearly 70 years ago, his children Ellen, Jane, Susan, Paul, John and Mary, his grandchildren Mira and Julia, May and Sean, Paul and Lauren, Jimmy and Owen, Nina and Jude. A longtime Melrose resident, Paul moved to Brooksby Village in Peabody three years ago with Claire, a perfect way to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.   Paul attended Georgetown Preparatory School, Villanova University, and Boston University School of Law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1958. Paul was appointed Assistant United States Attorney...

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Matthew J. MacDonald, 50

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Published in the July 19, 2019 edition. READING — Matthew J. “Buck” MacDonald, 50, a 20 year resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Matt was born in Lowell on February 21, 1969. Raised and educated in Lowell, Matt received his GED before working for himself in bath refinishing and re-glazing. Known to many as “Buck” he was married to Kathleen DuBois and they resided in Reading with son, Jamie. A free spirited and passionate musician, Buck loved playing the guitar and singing. He played in the local rock band the “Gello Shots” and played almost every instrument at one time or another. In particular, he loved classic rock especially “Styx.” A jack of all trades, Matt was also very interested in woodworking. For many years, he perfected...

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Charlotte J. Linehan, 73

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Published in the July 19, 2019 edition. MELROSE — Charlotte J. (Michalski) Nobile Linehan, 73, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 10, 2019. Charlotte was born in Chelsea on October 28, 1945 to the late Joseph and Mary (Lawnicki) Michalski. She was raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea schools and graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston. Mrs. Linehan worked as a teacher’s aide for 33 years at the North Shore Collaborative School, but was most proud of being a mother of three and being able to stay home and raise her children. Charlotte lived in Revere for 27 years before moving to Melrose in 1992. Her roots were always in Chelsea and she continued to belong to the Rosary group and volunteer at St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. Mrs. Linehan loved to...

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Mary E. Delaney, 101

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Published in the July 19, 2019 edition. MELROSE — Mary E. (Gordon) Delaney, 101, passed away at the Greenwood Nursing Home and Rehab in Wakefield on July 10, 2019. Mary was born in Melrose on May 25, 1918 to the late William and Mary B. (Sheridan) Gordon. She was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and graduated from Malden Business School. Mrs. Delaney was a lifelong resident of Melrose and was a founding member of Incarnation Church in Melrose. She worked as a secretary for the Melrose Parks and Recreation Department for 15 years, retiring at the age of 65. Mary liked to crochet, sew and was an excellent baker. Mrs. Delaney also enjoyed her trip to Saudi Arabia and to Nova Scotia. Mary was the wife of the late Paul B. Delaney. Loving...

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