Francis S. Gallahue, 82

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Francis S. “Frank” Gallahue, 82, of Wakefield died Sunday November 3, 2019 at the Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose. He was born in Quincy on November 18, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Marion (Foy) Gallahue. Frank was raised in Braintree and was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1954. Along with his brother Bob, they started Gallahue’s Market in Wakefield in the 1950’s. Over time, they eventually grew the business to a total of four supermarkets, with additional locations in Stoneham, Melrose, and Reading. When not working at the family business, Frank enjoyed his summers on the Cape. Frank was the beloved husband of Mary (Faria) Gallahue. He was the loving father of Francis Gallahue Jr. of Billerica, David Gallahue of...

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William J. Bennett, 80

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — William J. ‘Bill” Bennett, 80, of Melrose passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Bill was born on May 13, 1939 in Medford. He was the son of Margaret and Fredrick Bennett. After graduating from Melvin V. Weldon Vocational High School in 1957, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country while in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he came back home and went to work for the United States Postal Service at Logan Airport. He also owned and operated Marc’s Catering Service on the North Shore for many years. Bill was very generous with his time. He truly believed in giving back. Bill was actively involved with My Brother’s Table in Lynn for over 35...

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Doreen E. Lam, 72

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MALDEN — Doreen E. (Shediac) Lam, 72, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Born in Boston on July 29, 1947, Doreen was the daughter of the late L. Arthur, and G. Ida (Forcillo) Shediac. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. Doreen was married in 1967 and settled in Melrose to raise a family of two children. Doreen received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Salem State College in 1992. Caring and patient, Doreen made an impact on seniors while working and volunteering in many organizations. In her 30 year career, Doreen worked in a variety of elderly care positions, all in an effort to help those in need....

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Alan Hoey, 84

Nov 1, 2019 by

Published November 1, 2019 WAKEFIELD – Alan Hoey, 84, of Wakefield, died peacefully October 24, 2019, from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia, surrounded by his loving wife of 58 years, Rita (Parziale) Hoey, and his son, Steven Alan Hoey, of Somerville. Al was born in Winthrop in 1935 to Lloyd Francis Hoey and Dorothea (Schueler) Hoey, but did most of his growing up on Upham Street in Melrose. After attending Melrose High School, Kimball Union Academy, and St. Lawrence University, Al began work selling printing supplies and equipment for Chemco Photoproducts Company. He steadily expanded his territory and responsibilities, and remained with the company after it was bought by Konica Imaging. He retired after more than 40 years of service, having received many honors and accolades for his sales to printers, magazines, and newspapers throughout New England. Al was a lifelong fan of all sports, but...

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William L. Hicks Sr., 81

Nov 1, 2019 by

Published November 1, 2019 VALRICO, Fla. — William L. “Bill” Hicks Sr., 81, of Valrico, Fla., formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Brandon Regional Hospital on Brandon, Fla. on Oct. 21, 2019. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Joseph H. Barnes High School in East Boston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and resided in Melrose for 40 years. Bill was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and had a try out as a left handed pitcher for the Red Sox. He owned The Dug Out baseball card store in Melrose, loved Suffolk Downs and had his own race horse. Bill enjoyed traveling to New Hampshire with his family to Clark’s Trading Post, Storyland, Santa’s Village, Six Gun City and owned a home...

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C. Frederick Webb, 90

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Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — Charles Frederick Webb, 90, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on October 28, 2019. Born and raised in Melrose in 1929, he was the son of the late Mary (Coatman) Webb and Raymond E. Webb and married Cynthia Jones Webb in 1951. He graduated and was president of his 1947 Melrose High School class. Fred also was captain of the MHS Football and Hockey teams and proud to be the running back on the 1947 undefeated football team inducted in the MHS Hall of Fame. Charles attended Tufts Collage and graduated from Northeastern University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict teaching High Altitude Bombing and Navigation in Biloxi, Mississippi. He worked for Hewlett Packet and owned Webb Associates (Electronic Instrumentation). Fred enjoyed summering...

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